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 | 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.

Consultants: Chicago District Will Run Out of Cash this Summer

The Chicago Public Schools will “run out of cash as early as this summer” and be unable to meet payroll, pension and debt payments without “third-party intervention” or a significant “cost deferral,” according to a new consultant’s report commissioned by the school system and obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times.

Chicago Teacher Held on $1M Bail on Child Porn Charges

A Chicago Public Schools teacher at Ariel Community Academy was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail Thursday after he was arrested at his South Side home and accused of possessing hundreds of movies depicting child pornography.

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