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Getting lost during the national attention on the recent Chicago Teachers strike was that administrators in the Los Angeles Unified School District agreed to have student achievement be part of their job evaluation, an unprecedented arrangement. What...
While many of her friends are stuck in school into June, Wauconda eighth-grader Alexandra Hayden plans to take advantage of her district's early summer break to beat the crowds at Six Flags Great America. "I'm going to party," said Alexandra, who is...
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, an often controversial figure who took on Mayor Rahm Emanuel by leading a seven-day strike last fall, was easily re-elected to a second three-year term Friday, according to unofficial results released by the...
Chicago voters hold a dim view of Rahm Emanuel's stewardship of public education after a tumultuous year that featured a teachers strike and the mayor's push to close many neighborhood elementary schools, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows....
Surrounded by kids as he accepted money from a soft-drink company for nutrition and exercise classes, Rahm Emanuel was asked if it might make more sense for children's health to take a harder line on the sale of sugary drinks. "I'm here about making...
As a youth, I marched under the red flag of socialism, a banner that's drooped badly in more recent decades. Stalin made a bloody mockery of Marx's vision of a classless society. Ditto Castro in Cuba. China is an old lefty's worst nightmare: a Communist...
After months of anxiety for parents and teachers, the release of a list of 53 public schools Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration plans to close ignited a fresh round of questions and protest as communities struggle to deal with the largest schools shake-...
L.A. NOWThe Los Angeles teachers union has scheduled an April vote for an initiative that would, if passed, call for a more aggressive posture against the leadership of the L.A. Unified School District. The goal is to get a majority of......
Special to the TribuneTeachers in Community Unit District 300 went out on strike this morning after failing to reach an agreement on a new contract. Negotiators for the teachers union and the school district met for nearly nine hours Monday but failed to reach an agreement,...
Teachers in Community Unit District 300 reached a deal with the school board late Tuesday to end a one-day walkout and reopen classes Wednesday in the large, far northwest suburban school district. Talks had broken down late Monday, prompting the...
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