A day before the first set of school closings was set to begin, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis had some harsh words about how the Chicago Public Schools are funded and managed, blaming much of the district’s problems on racism.
Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?
When it comes to America’s future, the issue of education rises to the top for many which is why Obama and Romney were asked to weigh in on it as well.
Former Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Paul Vallas says teachers never came close to a strike during his tenure in the 1990s and early 2000s, but times – and the national debate about education reform – have changed.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard are in Washington, D.C., Friday to participate in a forum on education reform.
Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed historic legislation overhauling education and paving the way for a longer school day. But funding issues remain.
The Illinois State Senate has unanimously approved an education reform bill that would lengthen the school day and make changes to how teachers are rewarded or disciplined.
A major school reform package advanced in an Illinois Senate committee in Springfield on Thursday, with an unusual coalition of lawmakers, school districts and teachers unions supporting the measure.
All six candidates for mayor of Chicago have said the city’s public schools need reform, but like other issues facing the candidates, there is disagreement on specific solutions.
The state’s teachers’ unions are offering a counter-proposal for education reform, and this one demands more accountability from administrators and school boards.
Chicago mayoral candidate Gery Chico hit a nerve with this week with man he hopes to succeed.