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July 16, 2014

Karen Lewis For Chicago Mayor? Union Leader Forms Exploratory Committee

The news comes after a Sunday poll showing Lewis ahead of Emanuel by 9 percentage points in a head-to-head match-up.

July 01, 2014

Closing Schools While Opening Charters: Lessons Learned From Philly, Chicago

Stakeholders from Philadelphia and Chicago share best practices on engaging communities where traditional, neighborhood schools are being shuttered while the charter sector expands.

June 27, 2014

Chicago Schools to Cut 1,100 Positions; Half Are Teachers

Steadily declining enrollment in the nation's third largest school system has prompted officials there to reduce both teaching and nonteaching staff members.

June 18, 2014

Report Calls for Moratorium on Chicago School Closures

Researchers from the University of Illinois found that parents felt excluded from the process, are distrustful of the school system, and want a voice in closure decisions.

June 09, 2014

Chicago Public Schools Take Major Step Into Computer-Science Studies

The third-largest school district in the country will offer computer science to elementary students and make it part of the core curriculum.

June 03, 2014

Reform for Other People's Children

Klonsky: What we know for sure is that all over the country, power-philanthropists are making "gifts" to resource-starved school systems.

June 02, 2014

Chicago Charter School Operator Defrauded Investors, SEC Charges

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged the operators with defrauding investors in a $37.5 million bond offering for school construction by failing to disclose conflicts of interest.

May 22, 2014

We Need a Strong Alliance for Schools

Meier: States are making it easier to hand over our schools to private interests or providing money to existing private schools.

May 20, 2014

Thoughts From a Sit-In

Klonsky: The struggle in the cities, while certainly connected to testing and curriculum (common core), has been focused on equity.

May 10, 2014

Michelle Gunderson: How Chicago Teachers Union Decided to Oppose Common Core

Wednesday evening I stood before my brothers and sisters at the Chicago Teachers Union to speak in favor of our resolution opposing the Common Core State Standards. When I finished speaking, there was a call for the vote.

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