Kate is a two-time winner of the national Education Writers Association top opinion writing award for editorials on the Chicago Public Schools and is a winner of the Studs Terkel Award for coverage of Chicago's diverse communities. She regularly speaks publicly and to groups about education issues, journalism and politics. Kate lives in Chicago with her family.
Stories by Kate Grossman
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WBEZ answers your questions — from how long walkouts usually last to whether Chicago will be required by the state to make up strike days.
An Illinois school district at the center of a national fight over transgender student rights is proposing full access to locker rooms.
Chicago Public Schools’ CEO tells WBEZ she is confident there won’t be a teachers strike while the union disputes several of CPS’ claims.
Student moderators at a forum at Whitney Young High School grilled candidates on school closings, the teachers union and on legalizing pot.
Thousands of students in the Chicago area plan to walk out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence.
The vote by Chicago Teachers Union members is the second of its kind in recent memory and comes as CPS' finances continue to deteriorate.
The city's chief financial officer said CPS has yet to receive $467 million it expected in block-grant payments from the state.