A Call to Revise How Chicago Funds Teacher Pensions

As public school officials here announced $200 million in budget cuts and outlined plans to eliminate about 1,400 jobs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday called for a broad rethinking of how teacher pensions in Illinois are funded.

At Catholic High School, Chicago Students Earn While They Learn

When Carolyn Alessio assigned her students to prepare to act out a trial to probe the themes of “Frankenstein,” she was surprised at what she found at the top of a few of their supporting documents — perfectly formatted docket numbers.

Chicago Teachers Union Head: ‘Very Close’ to New Contract

View image | gettyimages.com Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said Chicago’s teachers may have a new contract agreement soon. “We’re very close to getting a one-year agreement,” Lewis said Tuesday. The current contract expires June 30. “We’re doing OK —...

Chicago Charter Wins 2015 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools

Noble Network of Charter Schools, which operates 17 schools in Chicago, was named the best-performing large public charter school system in America as the winner of the 2015 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation announced today at the National Charter Schools Conference.

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