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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 ...

The Battle for an Elected School Board

Dick Simpson | Posted 10.20.2012 | Chicago
Dick Simpson

Even though it isn't a panacea, we should move to an elected school board. Therefore, if the referendum gets on the ballot in your ward, vote for it. If it doesn't, push your state legislators to change the law in Springfield.

On the Outside Looking In

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.21.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

On February 28, WGN-TV named Octavia Sansing-Rhodes of Herzl Elementary their "Teacher of the Month." It came just six days after CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard effectively fired her, along with everybody else who works at Herzl.

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.

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.