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
Vallas and Johnson clash on school choice, fueling different donor bases in mayor’s race
Paul Vallas promises to expand school choice while Brandon Johnson says it deepens segregation and inequity. Donors are lining up on either side.
The great mask debate continues on CPS’s first mask optional day
Monday was the first day Chicago Public School students were allowed to go without a mask in more than a year.
Chicago Public Schools plans to end mask mandate ‘in the near future,’ CEO says
As a legal effort to block Chicago Public Schools’ masking rule advances, CPS says it will share its mask optional plan early next week.
Masks were optional on Monday for thousands of students across the Chicago area
A Springfield judge on Friday told nearly 170 school districts to halt COVID-19 mandates. The attorney general appealed the ruling on Monday.
Teachers union says it has compromised but have “hit a brick wall” with the mayor
CPS classes have been canceled since last Wednesday amid the standoff between the teachers union and the school district.
‘You Don’t Know What Tomorrow Is Going To Look Like:’ Reflections From The Class Of 2021
Meet four high school seniors from the Chicago area and listen as they share stories of a senior year like no other.
Chicago To Begin COVID-19 Shots For 12- To 15-Year-Olds On Thursday
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to endorse the vaccine’s use Wednesday, opening the door for shots to begin.
Mother Of 13-Year-Old Killed By Police Wants Video Released Of Her ‘Baby’s’ Shooting
In an emotional press conference, the mother of Adam Toledo said her son still loved Legos and Hot Wheels.
Northwestern President Stepping Down After Years Of Growth And Amid Activist Criticism
During Morton Schapiro’s tenure Northwestern’s stature has grown, but student activists have denounced his handling of racial issues.