Learning By Doing

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December 15, 2014 - Learning By Doing

With support from the Chicago Public Education Fund, a CPS K-12 magnet school is using time and technology to benefit students.

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Amnesty International Brings Write for Rights to Chicago

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Amnesty International partnered with art-based nonprofit Donda’s House in the fight for human rights.

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University of Chicago Touts Park Restoration in Obama Library Bid

U of C, UIC Deliver Final Pitches Tomorrow

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December 10, 2014- U of C Touts Park Restoration in Bid

The University of Chicago and UIC are going head to head in the race to land the Obama Presidential Library. Final submissions are due to the Obama Foundation Thursday.

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More CPS Freshmen Earn College Degrees

Study Says 14 Percent Earn 4-Year Degrees

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December 9, 2014 - More CPS Freshmen Earn College Degrees

A new report updates the percentage of Chicago Public Schools' ninth-graders who will graduate from college by the time they turn 25.

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North Lawndale Students Use Coates' Article for School Project

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When Atlantic magazine correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote his article, The Case for Reparations, he sought out to tell the history of the North Lawndale neighborhood, to educate readers, and encourage critical thinking among the masses. What he didn’t expect was for his piece to be used as a teaching tool and the premise for senior projects at North Lawndale College Prep. 

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Rauner Faces Uphill Battle on Education, Finances

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November 20, 2014 - Rauner Faces Uphill Battle on Education

A new report says the state is falling behind in funding its public schools. But with finances a mess, where will incoming governor Bruce Rauner find the money?

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Tribune Analyzes CPS’ Bond Deals

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November 12, 2014 - Tribune Analyzes CPS’ Bond Deals

The Chicago Tribune's analysis of borrowing by Chicago Public Schools has been causing quite a stir. The reporters on the story lay out what they found.

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Several Catholic Schools to Close

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October 30, 2014-Several Catholic Schools to Close

Approaching his last days as the leader of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Cardinal Francis George announces that low enrollment and limited budgets mean tough choices. The school system is closing seven schools, and consolidating six others.

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Chicago Schools: The Worst in the Nation?

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October 28, 2014 - Chicago Schools: The Worst in the Nation?

Whether you support Chicago neighborhood schools or the creation of more charters, many residents agree that something needs to be done to bolster Chicago's education system. But how did we get to this point? A new docu-series traces the history of school strife in Chicago and the issues facing our youngest generation to spur conversation and change.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 12/12

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December 12, 2014 - Web Extra: The Week in Review: 12/12

Joel Weisman and his guests continue their conversation online with a discussion of the competition for the Obama Library. Must it be on public park land? Could New York still get the nod?

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Final Pitches for Obama Library Due Thursday

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The University of Chicago and the University of Illinois-Chicago are going head to head on their plans to lure the Obama Presidential Library and Museum to Chicago.

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Aim High Mentoring Program Visits The White House

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A Chicago mentoring program that strives to ensure that 100 percent of participating students graduate high school, enter college, and gain skills to succeed in the workplace, participates in The White House College Opportunity Day of Action.

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McPier Board Set to Vote On DePaul Arena

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November 24, 2014 - McPier Board Set to Vote On DePaul Arena

The price tag for the new DePaul University arena slated to be built on the near south side appears to be growing dramatically -- as much as 75 percent more than the original estimate. The board overseeing the project is set to vote on the contract Tuesday morning. We hear from Crain's Chicago Business reporter Danny Ecker.

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Shaking Up Notions of Shakespeare

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November 13, 2014 - Shaking Up Notions of Shakespeare

Chicago Public School students embrace William Shakespeare in an award-winning program at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

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Social Impact Bonds to Expand Pre-K

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November 5, 2014 - Social Impact Bonds to Expand Pre-K

The Chicago City Council approves a measure that would fund an early childhood education program using private investment funds.

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Chicago Archdiocese Announces School Restructuring

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The Archdiocese of Chicago announced a number of school consolidations, re-purposing, and closings as part of its 2013-2016 Strategic Plan for Catholic Schools.

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Waukegan Strike Drags On

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October 27, 2014 - Waukegan Strike Drags On

Waukegan teachers are entering their fourth week on strike -- today is day 18. Brandis Friedman talks with parents, teachers, and both sides of the negotiating table.

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