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As anyone who has ever attended a Chicago Public Schools board meeting knows, there is no shortage of news or opinions on the Chicago schools beat. Since I first began covering the city's public schools in October 2010, the district has gone through...
Never before has an interview subject assumed/joked that RedEye was a communist newspaper. Fans of Boots Riley’s veteran, socially conscious hip-hop act The Coup probably won’t be surprised that he mentioned it. “Do people assume that...
One year ago, I didn't predict that a book about predictions, "The Signal and the Noise," would be one of the top-selling nonfiction titles of 2012 or that its author, former Chicagoan Nate Silver, would become a cultural icon whose name is synonymous...
Wheaton will see new stores and downtown development in the new year, while golfers in Glen Ellyn will enjoy a renovated clubhouse and driving range at the Village Links course. In West Chicago, elementary school teachers have filed a strike notice as...
America lost one of its iconic brands last month when Hostess, maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Wonder Bread and other staples of postwar Middle America, closed up shop. The announcement was an occasion for wags to litter the Internet with jokes about the...
Bored and visibly sneering as she fiddles with her cellphone while sitting at her desk, the grade school teacher barely takes notice of the sweet young girl challenged by learning disabilities. The student stands nervously before the blackboard,...
Special to the TribuneTeachers in Community Unit District 300 reached a deal with the school board late Tuesday to end a one-day walkout in the large far northwest suburban school district. Talks had broken down late Monday, prompting the district's more than 1,200 teachers...
Tags: Teaching and Learning, Strikes, Unions, Teachers, Students
Tribune reportersThe teachers strike in Crystal Lake-based Prairie Grove School District 46 has ended the same day it began. After their walkout this morning, teachers’ representatives spent the day negotiating with district administrators and Friday afternoon...
"If you can't make it here," many Chicagoans have told me over the years, "you can't make it anywhere." That's why educators, politicians and labor organizers across the nation are keeping a close eye on the city's teachers strike. For public workers'...
Tags: Chicago Mayor, Political Fundraising, Karen Lewis, Finance, NPR
Class 8A: (10) O'Fallon at (7) Homewood-Flossmoor When: 7:30 Friday. Records: O'Fallon 7-2, Homewood-Flossmoor 7-2. On the offensive O'Fallon's passing game is solid behind QB Todd Porter, whose main targets include Illinois recruit Darius...
Tags: Football, Sports, Ronald Johnson
Chicago TribuneA bargaining session was scheduled for noon today between teachers and officials in North Shore School District 112, where teachers have gone on strike amid contract disputes. Classes at elementary and middle schools in Highland Park and Highwood were...
Tribune reportersWhile teachers remained on strike, Lake Forest High School reopened Monday, apparently with enough students and certified teachers on hand to meet state criteria. But whether the unusual move by the district will allow Monday to count as an official...
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