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CHICAGO | The issue of how Republican Bruce Rauner's daughter was admitted into an elite Chicago public school resurfaced in the Illinois governor's race this week with a top school official and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn raising new questions.
School funding in Illinois is the subject of considerable debate as Illinois weighs the fairness of its funding formula and tries to narrow the budget chasm. Education in Illinois needs a major overhaul, not just a tweak.
CHICAGO | The two public schools for the East Side neighborhood are decades old and overcrowded but a new school proposed near the state border is expected to open for the 2016-17 school year if all goes according to plan.
VALPARAISO | Two issues were on the minds of the about 250 people attending Thursday's Valparaiso School Board workshop at Benjamin Franklin Middle School.
CHICAGO | Chicago Public Schools will be back in session Wednesday after two days off due to frigid weather.
CHICAGO | Chicago Public Schools will be closed for a second day this week as subzero temperatures move into northern Illinois.
CHICAGO | The city's Streets and Sanitation crews have been busy clearing roadways on the Southeast Side as Chicago Public Schools officials announce on Twitter they will reopen schools today.
CHICAGO | Chicago Public Schools have canceled classes for a second day as the city experiences sub-zero temperatures.
CHICAGO | Chicago officials are announcing they have installed a total of 100 gardens where students can grow fruit and vegetables at their schools.
CHICAGO | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Friday he has created a panel to study what to do with nearly 50 Chicago public schools that have been closed as part of aggressive cost-cutting efforts.
CHICAGO | Chicago Public Schools and city leaders say the state's failure to enact pension reform is to blame for the district laying off more than 2,100 employees — a cut that one legislator described Friday as "more dramatic than anything the state has seen" during its long-festering, near…
CHICAGO | The Rev. Robin Hood stands in front of an elementary school in what's known as "The Holy City" — the Chicago neighborhood where the notorious Vice Lords street gang got its start decades ago and still one of the city's most dangerous areas. Half a block away, a group of men hang ou…
Children leave Dvorak Technology Academy in Chicago at the end of classes on April 3. While the school serves as a safe haven for children during classroom hours, their journeys to and from home during the school year are subject to peril as they cross gang borders that divide Chicago's neig…
The Rev. Robin Hood devotes time to ensure the safety of students at schools on Chicago's South Side. Hood works with organizations such as Mothers Opposed to Violence Everywhere and the anti-violence group CeaseFire to ensure that students and staff get to and from North Lawndale’s schools …
Robert Spicer, right, the Culture and Climate specialist at Fenger High School in Chicago, speaks as seniors Geneva Harris and Gerald Banks look on in a room where an initiative called the "peace circle" takes place for students and staffers to meet and discuss incidents or disagreements.
Elizabeth Dozier, principal at Fenger High School in Chicago, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press. The school, once synonymous with school violence after the 2009 killing of honors student Derrion Albert, is now turning things around and is a showcase for what school officia…
CHICAGO | A cellphone video showed the attack in grainy but gruesome detail: A mob overwhelmed a South Side teen shortly after he left school, mercilessly kicking and stomping on him, then hitting him in the head with a wooden plank.
CHICAGO | All incoming Chicago Public Schools students will have access to full-day kindergarten for the first time beginning next year.
CHICAGO | The head of Chicago Public Schools is asking residents for feedback on the district's plan to close underused school buildings.
CHICAGO | Entering Harper High School in Englewood you must first pass through a metal detector, then by a security guard, then a Chicago police officer.
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