Chicago Public Schools officials didn't hesitate to rail against the city's teachers union during Wednesday's budget presentation to the Chicago Board of Education, and board members were more than willing to provide top CPS officials with an opportunity to gripe.
The Chicago Tribune has a database you can search to find how particular schools are performing based on test scores. They rank the schools and analyze the data to give you the top 50 and sometimes, the bottom 50. But what about those smack-dab in the middle?
The Third Coast International Audio Festival is picking a winner tomorrow for the Richard H. Dreihaus Foundation Competition. There are 9 finalists (they are all winners). At tomorrow's reception, they will rank who is a bigger winner, complete with top cash prizes.