University Offers Video Game Scholarships

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July 21, 2014-University Offers Video Game Scholarships

Robert Morris University is the first college to offer scholarships for the best gamers to play the popular online game “League of Legends.”

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Analyzing CPS’ 2015 Budget

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July 14, 2014 - Analyzing CPS’ 2015 Budget

Earlier this month Chicago Public Schools unveiled its budget for 2015. We analyze the district’s $5.7 billion budget.

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CPS Unveils $5.7 Billion Budget

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July 2, 2014 - CPS Unveils $5.7 Billion Budget

CPS officials say they will close a massive budget gap this year with an accounting change that will result in a $650 million windfall. Paris Schutz has more on how that works and reaction from the teacher’s union.

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Big Changes for Chicago Public Schools

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June 30, 2014 - Big Changes for Chicago Public Schools

We dive into recent headlines surrounding Chicago Public Schools.

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Web Extra: A Bullying Survivor's Story

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Six years ago, Katya Mazon, 18, realized the isolation and emotional pain she experienced was bullying. Read about her story.

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Rogers Park School Struggles to Survive

Embattled Elementary School Determined to be Heard

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June 2, 2014 - Gale School Struggles to Survive
Peeling lead paint, a broken fire alarm system and a $310,000 budget cut, a Rogers Park Chicago Public School struggles to survive. The school's requests for basic maintenance, repairs had gone unanswered until school activists resorted to taking videos. 
 

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Viewer Feedback: 5/19

CPS Principal Speaks Out, Gains Support

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May 19, 2014 - Viewer Feedback: 5/19

We share what you had to say about our conversation with with Blaine Elementary principal Troy LaRaviere about his recent op-ed in the Chicago Sun-Times when we read some of our viewer feedback. 

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Durbin Proposal Tackles Student Loans

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May 12, 2014-Durbin Proposal Tackles Student Loans

As student loan debt spirals out of control, U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin pushes legislation to lower interest rates and save individual borrowers thousands. 

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New Racial Divide for CPS?

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April 29, 2014-New Racial Divide for CPS?

We take a detailed look at Chicago's selective enrollment schools, their impact and their effect on racial diversity in the schools. Elizabeth Brackett has the story. 

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Urban Prep CEO Receives BET Award

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July 14, 2014 - Urban Prep CEO Receives BET Award

Urban Prep Founder & CEO Tim King was honored at the 2014 BET Awards for his work at Urban Prep Academies. We sit down with King to talk about the award and Urban Prep Academies. 

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Common Core Faces Pushback

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July 1, 2014 - Common Core Faces Pushback

The Common Core State Standards set expectations for what children should know and learn. Originally adopted by 47 states including Illinois, major pushback against the standards has now developed.

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Outgoing CPS Inspector General Talks Career

James Sullivan Set to Resign

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June 25, 2014 - Outgoing CPS Inspector General Talks Career

We talk with outgoing Chicago Public Schools inspector general James Sullivan about his 12 years looking for waste and fraud at CPS.

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Combating Bullying

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June 24, 2014 - Combating Bullying

In the wake of some high profile bullying cases, a new state law to address and combat bullying is being signed this week. 

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CPS Principal Soars

Alan Mather Gets Golden Apple Award

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Lindblom Math & Science Academy Principal Alan Mather

Lindblom Math & Science Academy Principal Alan Mather has been recognized for his transformation of the West Englewood school by the Golden Apple Foundation. We chat with him about the school's turnaround and more. 

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CPS Principal Speaks Out, Gains Support

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May 14, 2014 - CPS Principal Speaks Out, Gains Support

We speak with Blaine Elementary principal Troy LaRaviere about his recent op-ed in the Chicago Sun-Times and the overwhelming response he has received from colleagues about the Chicago Public Schools' administration and its treatment of employees.

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Sexual Assaults on Campus

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May 5, 2014 - Sexual Assaults on Campus

The federal government released a list of 55 colleges and universities, including University of Chicago and Knox College in Illinois, that are under investigation for their handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints. We talk with a panel of experts about the issues surrounding sexual assault on campus. View a graph of on campus sex offenses for Illinois public universities.

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Advocates Rally Against Charter School Bills

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April 8, 2014 - Advocates Rally Against Charter School Bills

The state’s capital was filled today with advocates rallying against charter school bills under consideration. President of Chicago International Charter Schools David Chizewer and Legislation Coordinator for the Chicago Teachers Union Stacy Davis Gates join us with details. Read an article.

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