As he prepared to speak alongside gubernatorial challenger Bruce Rauner on Thursday, Gov. Pat Quinn announced $10 million in additional spending for Chicago Public Schools’ Safe Passage program, allowing for 600 more hires of yellow-vested workers around 27 more schools later this fall.
Students were forced to be outside in the heat as punishment as the temperature hit 90 Tuesday. Lunch supervisors at North Ward Elementary made dozens of kids sit on the blacktop.
Chicago’s Board of Education unanimously changed how it ranks its schools Wednesday, introducing minimums that will benefit the highest-performing schools and potentially lessen the number of schools at the bottom.
Following national trends and building on years of growth, Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday reported a higher graduation rate for high school students in the last school year.
A former Springfield School District teacher convicted of sexually abusing a boy more than a decade ago was sentenced in Sangamon County Circuit Court Monday to seven years in prison.
The head of the American Federation of Teachers says the national union is ready to spend $1 million to help Karen Lewis unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel if the Chicago Teachers Union president decides to run.
Over one hundred Chicago public school students, parents, and community members marched to the city’s Board of Education on Monday to demand an end to the school closures, mass lay-offs, and undemocratic political deal-making they say are devastating one of the largest public education districts in the country.
In Galesburg, back to school has been delayed as the teachers union and the District 205 board seem to be at an impasse.
More than a year after Chicago Public Schools closed nearly 50 schools for under-enrollment, there has been little progress on finding new uses for most of the now-empty buildings.
Karen Lewis, the Chicago Teachers Union president now considering whether to run for mayor, has frequently railed against the influence of the wealthy.
The U.S. Department of Education is investigating alleged Title VI civil rights violations at two public schools on the South Side.
Illinois school districts have employed hundreds of educators to teach everything from science to special education even though they lacked proper credentials in those subjects, a Tribune investigation has found.
Teachers in nearly a dozen school districts in the metro-east are negotiating contracts as the school year approaches, and in at least one — Highland — they have filed a notice of intent to strike.
Chicago Public Schools is soliciting bids for three of the nearly 50 school buildings it closed last year.
A powerful Chicago alderman’s sister who failed Chicago Public Schools’ selection test for principals twice will become the new principal at Gray Elementary thanks to changes in the district’s hiring policy made in July.
A Fairfield teacher and coach is accused of unlawfully videotaping students.
Principal Joshua VanderJagt of Ogden International School has asked to be reassigned after an incident arose in recent months involving anti-Semetic bullying between students at the school.
The popular ACT college entrance exam has been bumped from the roster of required state tests in 2015, part of a wave of changes reshaping how and when Illinois students are tested, which drew criticism from educators across the Chicago region.
While officials acknowledged the potential pitfalls of using a one-time accounting maneuver to cover a gaping deficit, Chicago’s Board of Education Wednesday unanimously approved a $5.8 billion operating budget and another $1 billion in spending on capital projects and debt payments.
State lawmakers have intervened repeatedly in Illinois’ teacher licensing process, going to bat in some cases for candidates who did not meet state requirements and applicants with criminal pasts as well as for relatives, donors and constituents, a Tribune investigation revealed.