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A Change of Heart on Charters for Alderman Moreno?

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 04.17.2013 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

Public scrutiny may have given the alderman a change of heart regarding charter schools. This was not the first time his education policy preferences caused a backlash. This time, Moreno may have actually gotten the message.

Chicago Charter Operator in Corporate Pockets

Isabel Nunez | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Isabel Nunez

I am a first-generation American whose Mexican immigrant parents instilled a very different sense of citizenship than that espoused by the UNO and its network of charter schools. For me, civic responsibility includes speaking truth to power.

Is CPS's School Ranking System on the Level?

Matt Farmer | Posted 02.10.2013 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

How does a school earn -- or, in the case of Philip Rogers Elementary School, recently downgraded to Level 2 keep -- that Level 1 badge of honor?

'Dirty Dealing?' O'Hare Janitorial Contract Raises Questions

2012-03-30-BGA.jpg | Andrew Schroedter | Posted 12.04.2012 | Chicago

This story is courtesy of the Better Government Association: Curious questions arise about O’Hare Airport janitorial contract and the mayoral all...

The Open Seats of Chicago Public Schools

Dave Stieber | Posted 12.26.2012 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

The budget is all about priorities and it is time we make the mayor and the appointed Board of Education understand ours, because as a teachers and parents our priorities are about the kids.

Charter School Profiteer Attempts to Swiftboat Chicago Teachers Union

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 11.06.2012 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

At a recent speech to the City Club of Chicago, Juan Rangel defended Chicago's billionaire elites. Why would he be kissing up to the wealthy that support the efforts to break the unions and privatize schools? His annual salary is around $266,000.

It's Complicated, Kids

Matt Farmer | Posted 03.19.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Like any good parent, our mayor probably went home Monday night and checked to make sure that each of his three kids spent at least part of the day learning something new about Dr. King and his life's work.

Matt Sledge

Chicago, More Mexicans Than Veracruz

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices

CHICAGO -- The City of Chicago has more Mexicans than Veracruz and more Puerto Ricans than Arecibo. But despite these huge urban numbers, Latinos in t...

Rahm, School Chief Want Teachers To Make House Calls (And Scrap Raises)

Posted 08.24.2011 | Chicago

In a press conference coordinated with the United Neighborhood Organization (UNO)'s announcement that their organization, which oversees a network of ...

Rudy Lozano's Challenge to State Rep. Dan Burke Draws Old and New Media's Attention, Political Intrigue

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

The Lozano-Burke clash is no ordinary primary challenge. It's a clash between generations, ethnic groups, independent versus regular Democrats, and political dynastic heritages.