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An "Ode" to the Appointed Chicago School Board Members

Dave Stieber | Posted 04.12.2015 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

There will be a movement to oust you. It is coming -- actually, it has already started. Alderman in Chicago are taking notice, parents and the community have already noticed and are speaking out. Count your days, because they are becoming fewer.

The New President Obama School Even Though CPS Closed 50 Schools Last Year

Dave Stieber | Posted 06.24.2014 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

Chicago Public Schools just announced that they will build a new high school and name it after our current president, Barack Obama. This announcemen...

CPS Looks To Open More Charter Schools After Closing 50 Public Ones

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.19.2013 | Chicago

Chicago recently shut down 50 of its schools in the largest single wave of public school closures in history. So why is the city now trying to open mo...

UN Encouraged To Take Action After Chicago School Closures

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.26.2013 | Chicago

A Midwest human rights group is concerned that school closures in Chicago could result in human rights violations -– and they want the United Nation...

The Real Status Quo of Chicago Public Schools

Dave Stieber | Posted 07.30.2013 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

When rhetoric comes from our CEO, mayor, or anyone high up in CPS about the Teachers Union wanting to keep kids trapped in the status quo, remember that the union is run by 40,000 people who work with students and have committed our professional lives to improving the opportunities for our students.

Penny Pritzker Resigns Abruptly From Chicago School Board

Posted 03.14.2013 | Chicago

Rumored U.S. Commerce Secretary candidate Penny Pritzker on Thursday stoked the flames of those reports when she resigned abruptly from the Chicago Bo...

Chicago Teachers Strike Enters Third Day Without Resolution

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education

* Two sides remain far apart on new teacher contract * More than 350,000 public school students affected * Union opposed...

A Conversation With Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard

Lorraine Forte | Posted 07.10.2011 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

From a journalist's standpoint, the most refreshing news to emerge from Catalyst Chicago's recent interview with incoming Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard was his promise to be transparent.

Rahm Talks Longer School Days, Stronger School Board At Education Nation Event

The Huffington Post | Paul Dailing | Posted 07.06.2011 | Chicago

Reiterating many of the themes that won over voters in February, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel spoke before a group of educators, politicians and business ...

Should Voters Elect The Next Chicago Public Schools Board?

Progress Illinois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hoping to capitalize on the upcoming change in leadership at City Hall, a coalition of Chicago teachers, community organizations, and parents are call...

NIGHTMARE: School Board Approves 35-Student Classrooms

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Despite protests from students, parents and teachers, the Chicago School Board voted unanimously to allow Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman to m...

Chicago Public Schools Could Face $975 Million Deficit

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

To get ahead of what could be a $975 million deficit next school year, Chicago Public School officials Thursday announced 500 central office and cityw...

Daley Rips Media Over Michael Scott Story: 'You People Need A Life...I Feel Sorry For Your Families' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In response to the Chicago Sun-Times' exclusive article on School Board President Michael W. Scott's suicide and its possible connection to City Hall-...

Michael Scott: New Board Of Education Chief Inspires 'Guarded Optimism'

Chi-Town Daily News | Peter Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Public schools advocacy groups and education experts are guardedly optimistic that a new president of the Chicago Board of Education will be able to s...

Ministers Resist Gay Friendly School Plan

Chicago Sun-Times | Rosalind Rossi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Humboldt Park minister charged Wednesday that top designers of a gay-friendly high school reneged on a "deal'' with clergymen to strip the gay focus...