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Freedom of Expression and Education

Discussing U of I’s Job Revocation, the First Amendment

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August 25, 2014-Freedom of Expression and Education

After being offered a tenured teaching position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Steven Salaita quit his job at Virginia Tech. U of I revoked its offer, and many believe it’s due to Salaita’s criticism of Israel on Twitter.  

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University's Expansion Plan Concerns Neighbors

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August 13, 2014 - University's Expand Plan Raises Concerns

Northeastern Illinois University has lofty expansion plans that have some of its neighbors up in arms. That's because a business area may be taken over through eminent domain. We have the story.

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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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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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Elected School Boards

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August 18, 2014 - Elected School Boards

It will be a hot issue in the upcoming mayoral campaign—an elected school board. Chicago Students Union will march in favor of an elected board in a rally. We discuss the growing debate on Chicago Tonight.

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CPS Board to Vote on Budget

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July 23, 2014-CPS Board to Vote on Budget

The Chicago Public School board votes today on the controversial 2015 budget that has been slammed by observers for using a "gimmick" to help close nearly a $1 billion hole.

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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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