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Joseph Erbentraut

Study: Minority Students Face Harsher Discipline, Fewer Options | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.06.2012 | Chicago

In Chicago public schools, black students receive harsher punishments for in-school infractions than white students, a fact that mirrors a nationwide ...

CPS CEO Denies Rev. Jackson's 'Educational Apartheid' Claim

Posted 02.27.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard took to the pulpit, literally, on Sunday to respond to the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Chicago Teachers Unio...

Relatives Of Lobbyists, Campaign Donors Got Lawmakers' Help To Enter U. Of I.

Chicago Tribune | Jodi S. Cohen, Stacy St. Clair and Todd Lighty, Chicago Tribune Reporters | Posted 02.25.2012 | Chicago

Politicians exerted their influence at the University of Illinois to boost admissions prospects for the relatives of lobbyists, fundraisers, a union l...

Teacher Still Instructing As 100th Birthday Approaches

Posted 02.24.2012 | Chicago

The Monday after Olivia Neubauer turns 100 next month, she'll do what she's done every school day since 1935 -- teach. Neubauer teaches reading to ...

An 'Education Apartheid'?

Posted 02.23.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Board of Education unanimously voted Wednesday to close, phaseout or otherwise overhaul 17 Chicago Public Schools following hours of impas...

Police: Teacher Ordered Student To Bind His Wrists With Duct Tape

Posted 02.22.2012 | Chicago

A veteran substitute teacher in west suburban Chicago has been fired after she allegedly ordered a 10-year-old student to duct tape his wrists togethe...

Board To Vote On CPS School Closings, Turnarounds

Posted 02.22.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Board of Education is slated to vote Wednesday on its plan to close, phaseout or "turnaround" some 17 of the city's Chicago Public Schools...

WATCH: Protesters Take School Closure Protest To Rahm's House

Posted 02.21.2012 | Chicago

Parents, teachers and community members opposed to school closures gathered outside Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's North Side home Monday evening, holdi...

Protesters End Sit-In At CPS School Slated For 'Turnaround'

Posted 02.19.2012 | Chicago

Updated story A group of Chicago parents, students and activists on Friday began a sit-in inside, as well as an encampment outside, a West Side ele...

CPS Sick Day Crackdown Ahead

Posted 02.15.2012 | Chicago

Next week, Chicago Public Schools will present a revised sick day policy for its non-union employees aimed at bringing to an end the controversial pay...

Teachers Union: Vacation, Sick Day Payout Report 'Unfair'

Posted 02.04.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union on Friday stated that a report finding that Chicago Public Schools, since 2006, paid out $265 million to ex-employees due t...

Transforming the Public Education System in Chicago

Phyllis Lockett | Posted 04.04.2012 | Chicago
Phyllis Lockett

Simply put, there are not enough great public schools in Chicago -- period. Our city needs more high-performing magnet, selective-enrollment, charter, turnaround and neighborhood schools in communities of highest need.

As Some Schools Plunge Into Technology, Poor Schools Are Left Behind

| Nick Pandolfo | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. CHICAGO -- On a recent Friday morning, 15-year-old Jerod Franklin stared at his hands as h...

Questions Rolling In For Rahm's Education Town Hall

Posted 01.23.2012 | Chicago

Questions are rolling in for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who will participate in his second "town hall"-style online chat session Monday night. Fo...

Recess Will Soon Be Mandatory At Chicago Schools

Posted 01.23.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools on Monday laid out details of what a longer school day will entail when it is instituted district-wide with the start of the ne...

Four In Five Illinois Community College Students Don't Graduate On Time

Posted 01.19.2012 | Chicago

Illinois community colleges enroll almost a million students annually, but four out of five students fail to earn their degrees on time, according to ...

Rahm Seeks Questions For Second Facebook Chat

Posted 01.17.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has, once again, put out a call for the city's residents to submit and rank questions they would like to ask him during a F...

Best Enrollment News For City Catholic Schools Since 1965

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 03.16.2012 | Chicago

Enrollment in Chicago's Catholic elementary schools is up for the second straight year -- the first time that's happened since 1965, officials said Fr...

Taking It to the Next Level With CPS and AUSL

Matt Farmer | Posted 02.19.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Just what kind of bump in Collins Academy's test scores was needed to get this "success story" back in "good standing?" The answer might surprise you. Buckle up and join me as we enter the upside-down world of big-money school reform.

WATCH: Protesters Disrupt Chicago School Board Meeting

Posted 12.14.2011 | Chicago

Updated story A Chicago Public Schools board meeting was disrupted early Wednesday after protesters spoke out against the district's proposed clo...

12 New CPS-Proposed Charter Schools Met With Some Community Concern

Posted 12.13.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools announced Monday their plan to open 12 new charter schools throughout the city over the course of the next two years while, at ...

Joseph Erbentraut

CPS Instructor Teaches Through Music | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

When Matt Baron, an ESL instructor at two Chicago public schools, began writing curriculum-based songs for his students, he came upon it somewhat acci...

Chicago Charter Schools Return Erratic State Test Results

The Huffington Post | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 11.30.2011 | Chicago

After being touted as the solution to low-performing Chicago public schools, state achievement test data released Wednesday showed erratic student per...

CPS Aims To 'Turnaround' Record Number Of Schools

Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools has flagged ten schools for "turnaround" next year, the most ever recommended for this process, which replaces the principal an...

Will Performance Pay For CPS Principals Improve Student Achievement?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday unveiled details of his newly proposed merit pay program for Chicago Public Schools principals. The program will of...