Early Childhood Education

Chicago Teachers Union staff coordinator Jackson Potter (at podium), members of the Bright Futures Coalition, and parents accuse Mayor Rahm Emanuel of lying about his education record. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Critics Slam Emanuel For School Closings, Campaign Ads On Education

The Chicago Teachers Union, parents, and other critics on Thursday accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel of misleading the public when he trumpets his achievements in early childhood education.


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Illinois Awarded $80 Million In Federal Funding For Early Childhood Education

The state of Illinois has won $80 million in federal funding for early childhood education and experts say the impact down the road will be significant, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Announces Expansion In Early Education For Poverty Level Kids

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a new program Monday to bridge the early childhood education gap for poverty level inner city kids.


City Opening New Early Childhood Education Center On South Side

The center in Englewood, run by Metro Family Services, is a first for that community in many ways.


A teacher works with a student in a Pre-K program in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Expanding Pre-K Programs For Next Fall

At a time when Chicago is planning to close dozens of public schools, the city is also expanding its pre-kindergarten program.

CBS 2–04/24/2013

Educational Apps

5 Best Educational Apps To Download

Education and technology are becoming increasingly integrated, and keeping up on all of the new educational applications for kids is important. One of the biggest struggles is not finding an app; it is finding the appropriate app.


Rahm Emanuel discusses early childhood education rating system. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

City Unveils Plans For Pre-School Rating System

Parents of preschoolers will soon be able to research the performance of pre-kindergarten programs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

Chicago's Best Stuff For Preschoolers

State To Dedicate $270 Million To Pre-School Education

Education experts say money for the youngest kids can pay off in the long run.

WBBM Newsradio–07/20/2011

Chicago's Best Stuff For Preschoolers

Advocates: Preschool Education Is Key

Improving education in Illinois has to start well before kindergarten, according to what a state House committee is hearing.

WBBM Newsradio–03/28/2011