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Ron Huberman

Education in Chicago: Why School Reform Won't Happen

Bill Sweetland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Sweetland

The more ideas put forward, the more difficult practical action becomes. The more we "innovate," the more resistant and hardened the problems of removing ignorance become.

CPS Planned Secret Job-Fair

NBC Chicago | Steve Rhodes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It turns out the rumors were true: CPS recruiters were planning to hold a "secret" job fair for invited guests only....

Mayor Daley, Why? (Or Why Not?)

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

It's not that I'm sick of Mayor Daley. He's as entertaining as ever, and as much a confounding brew of political genius and moral vulgarity, animal intelligence and intellectual imbecility as he ever was.

CPS Launches Investigation Into Elite School Enrollment

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Officials with Chicago Public Schools say they're asking for an investigation into enrollment practices at the district's top high sch...

Suspensions in Chicago Schools Target Black Boys Most Often

Lorraine Forte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

When punishment for one group of students is so clearly out of proportion to their enrollment, something's undoubtedly amiss.

Touted Chicago School Reform A Failure: Report

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public School reform largely has failed, with the vast bulk of students either dropping out or unprepared for college and apparent gains at th...

Teacher Turnover A 'Disturbing' Constant In Chicago Schools: Study

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- A study shows that about 100 Chicago public schools experience high turnover among teachers - losing more than a quarter of their staf...

CPS To Cut Up To 1,000 Jobs Under Budget Pressure

Chi-Town Daily News | ADRIAN G. URIBARRI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In January, Mayor Richard M. Daley moved Chicago Transit Authority President Ron Huberman to the top post at Chicago Public Schools. By handing the di...

Rogers Park School Reopens After Swine Flu Closure, Future Shut Downs Unlikely

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Classes are back in session at a school on Chicago's North Side that was the first in Illinois to close because of swine flu. Kilmer ...

Michelle Obama's Cousin Named CPS Security Chief

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama's cousin has been named director of security for Chicago Public Schools. CPS chief executive Ron Huberman s...

Swine Flu: 9 Probable Cases In Illinois, Chicago School Closed (VIDEO)

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- The swine flu outbreak reached into Illinois on Wednesday with the state reporting its first probable cases, shutting down at last thr...

Hundreds Of Chicago Schools Going Year-Round

Chicago Sun-Times | KARA SPAK AND MAUDLYNE IHEJIRIKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Board of Education voted Wednesday to put more than a quarter of public elementary schools on a year-round schedule. That adds up to 132 o...

27 Chicago Public School Students Killed This Year, Already Tops Last Year's Total

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE Chicago Public Schools officials updated their tally of students killed by violence during the 2008-2009 school year to 27 students, the Tribu...

Property Taxes Likely Rising As Schools Face $500 Million Budget Hole

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Despite receiving a huge influx of federal economic-stimulus cash, Chicago Public Schools faces a nearly half-billion-dollar budget hole, and state ta...

The Carpenter Case: School Reprieves Raise More Questions

Curtis Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

Why, out of all the small and struggling schools in the district, were these ones put on that list in the first place? Would more attention to detail have spared some of the other schools?

CTA Mum on New Polk Street Red Line Entrance

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

The recommissioned Polk Street entrance is a wonderful new convenience for South Loop transit riders. Too bad the CTA doesn't feel like telling them about it.

Choice Of Gay CPS Head Shows Need For Charter Schools: Op-Ed Claim

Gapers Block Mechanics | Richard Lorenc | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There are many excellent arguments in support of charter schools -- including nearly 17,000 in the form of students voluntarily enrolled in Chicago's ...

Grassroots Sentiment Behind Huberman Flap Deserves Shoring Up

Lorraine Forte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

Teaching kids is simply not the same as getting the trains to run on time or creating a database to improve crime-fighting.

The Hubris, er, Huberman Appointment

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

This makes three white male CPS superintendents who have all been strongly supported by black women who have been professional educators.

Daley Stands By New CPS Chief Huberman

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Under fire for his appointment of CTA President Ron Huberman as schools CEO, Mayor Daley said today he's not going back to the days when the Chicago P...

New CPS Chief Ron Huberman: 'I'll Be At The Board Of Education A Long Time'

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Now, the 37-year-old teacher's pet finds himself in charge of the teachers, as the new $225,000-a-year chief executive officer of the nation's third-l...

New CPS Head Huberman Booed At School Forum

Chicago Tribune | Carlos Sadovi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Newly-installed Chicago Public Schools chief Ron Huberman today was booed by a crowd of parents, teachers and community officials upset about plans to...

Why Daley Is Wrong to Move Huberman

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

Chicagoans, especially those growing numbers who ride the CTA to work and to school every day, recognize how rotten this decision is.

Jesse Jackson Slams Choice Of Huberman As New CPS Chief

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Under fire for what critics said was a "unilateral, closed-door" selection process that bypassed a black woman, Mayor Daley on Tuesday defended his de...

CTA Chief Ron Huberman Named New Head Of Chicago School System

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO - Chicago's public school system has a new CEO. Mayor Richard Daley has named Chicago Transit Authority President Ron Huberman as the new chi...