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Schools of Choice

Dave Stieber | Posted 12.11.2012 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

The very definition of School Choice means some students will be able to go to the school of their choice, while the other students will be left behind. The idea of School Choice is another top down policy brought in from the business sector.

Not a Good Feeling for Parents

Claire Wapole | Posted 12.05.2012 | Chicago
Claire Wapole

2012-09-06-stateofCPSlogo.jpgThe earthquake that was the strike shook the topsoil off a lot of disturbing issues and now out in the light, parents can't ignore them. Advocating for our kids, some may call it fighting, feels a whole lot better than feeling a loss of control.

FINAL SHOWDOWN: Chicago's Best Neighborhoods For Parents

Posted 07.27.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Chicago is a large city packed with dozens upon dozens of vibrant community areas and neighborhoods -- seemingly endless options for ...

Best Neighborhoods To Raise A Family In The City: What's Your Pick?

Posted 07.16.2012 | Chicago

A recent glut of trend pieces has turned the spotlight on so-called "Generation Rent" -- the 20- and even 30-somethings who, by choice or by lack of o...

Emanuel Shortens School Day Plan After Parents Cry Foul

Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago

After being accused of refusing to work with Chicago parents, Mayor Rahm Emanuel backed down on his longer school day proposal Tuesday. Emanuel an...

Parents Want Answers From Rahm On Longer School Day

Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago

Opponents of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to lengthen the school day for Chicago Public School students joined forces this week -- and are demand...

Chicago's Earlier Curfew Goes Into Effect Sunday

Posted 11.18.2011 | Chicago

The stricter curfew law pushed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and approved this summer, without debate, by the Chicago City Council goes into effect Sunday. ...