The bid for mayor in Chicago is just heating up. Ailing teachers union president Karen Lewis is backing Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, but can he manage the city's fiscal crisis while also improving the Chicago Public Schools?
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March 02, 2015
February 25, 2015
Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, who was backed by the Chicago Teachers Union and ran a campaign largely focused on education, garnered nearly 34 percent of the vote.
February 24, 2015
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's first term included a teachers' union strike and the closure of nearly 50 schools, but graduation rates rose to record-highs under his watch, ACT scores climbed, and full-day kindergarten was expanded.
October 27, 2014
Among those seeking a repeat of what happened in Wisconsin in 2010, some have looked at Illinois and recast GOP challenger and investment executive Bruce Rauner in Walker's role.
October 20, 2014
Goldman Sachs and other investors are financing a $17 million social impact bond for the Chicago Public Schools' expansion of a pre-K program.
October 09, 2014
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to borrow $17 million in "social impact bonds" to expand his city's public preschool program.
June 03, 2014
Klonsky: What we know for sure is that all over the country, power-philanthropists are making "gifts" to resource-starved school systems.
May 20, 2014
Klonsky: The struggle in the cities, while certainly connected to testing and curriculum (common core), has been focused on equity.
April 29, 2014
Klonsky: What we are facing at this moment though, is not so much the problem of choice schools vs. neighborhood schools, or progressive schools vs. traditional schools. Rather, it's an assault on public schools and public space in general.
April 24, 2013
School reform is rooted in the belief that when it comes to children, privilege or poverty should not determine the quality of their education. Oh, but it does.