Former Charter Schools CEO Earning $250K As Rauner's AdviserFor weeks, Beth Purvis' role in the administration had been somewhat of a mystery. Not until after several inquiries from The Associated Press did the Rauner administration disclose that Purvis — a key member of the governor's transition team — is now earning $250,000 a year to advise him on education policy.
Englewood Students Learn About Mandela's Fight For FreedomAs they learn about the life and accomplishments of late South African President Nelson Mandela, students at an Englewood charter school will get a chance to see a new biographical film before it hits theaters later this month.
Children Walking To School Report Being Chased By Man With GunA man armed with a gun attempted to lure three children who were walking to school on the South Side on Friday, school officials said.
Emanuel Encourages Students At Charter SchoolMayor-elect Rahm Emanuel on Friday kept a campaign promise to teach kids about public service at a South Side charter school.
Girl, 14, Vanishes From Bucktown SchoolPolice are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 14-year-old girl last seen Thursday at a Bucktown neighborhood school.

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