Arne Duncan Says STEM Programs Could Be Game-Changer For ChicagoChicago Vocational students like freshman Makiya Wright once viewed science and math like castor oil. CBS 2's Derrick Blakley reports.
Duncan, Chicago Ministers Promote Non-Violence Through BasketballThe Leaders Network hopes to answer the recent spike in violence on Chicago’s West Side with a Bible in one hand and a basketball in the other.
In Farewell Address, Education Secretary Arne Duncan Calls For More Action To Protect Children From Gun ViolenceCBS 2’s Mike Parker reports he’s coming back to Chicago with a mission.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan Resigning, Will Move Back To ChicagoOne of the longest-serving Cabinet members, Duncan is among the few who have formed close personal relationships with the president. After his departure in December, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be the sole member of Obama's Cabinet still in his original role.
U.S. Education Secretary Returns To Chicago For Anti-Violence MarchEarlier this week, 13 people were murdered and 32 wounded in shootings in Chicago during a 36-hour period, the deadliest stretch the city has seen since 2003.
No One Wins In Chicago's Latest Standardized Testing DebacleOur kids are about to lose two weeks of class time to prepare for and take a test that will have little to no benefits. Needless to say, a lot of people are angry...
First Lady Announces Effort To Help Kids ExerciseMichelle Obama was in town Thursday to kick off a new fitness initiative. As CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports, the first lady even put on her workout clothes to help do it.
2 Investigators: Sick, Vacation Payouts Add Up For Former CPS EmployeesSome ex-employees of the Chicago Public Schools have received massive payouts for unused sick and vacation days, at a time when schools are strapped for cash. 2 Investigator Dave Savini reports.
CTU's Lewis Blames Right-Wing Bloggers For Spreading VideoChicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis apologized for some remarks she made to a group in Seattle last month, but she stood by those comments and blamed right-wing bloggers for publicizing them.
Teachers Union: Lewis' Mocking Of Duncan Was 'Attempt At Humor'Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis is apologizing for a mocking remark she made about U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
Emanuel On Longer School Day: Why Wait?Mayor Rahm Emanuel is speaking out again in strong support of a longer day for Chicago Public Schools students.
Emanuel, Daley Regularly Discussing TransitionMayor Richard M. Daley revealed on Wednesday that he and Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel have had a lot more contact recently that many of us have been led to believe. The two, he said, have been meeting regularly to talk about transition.