Evaluating Universal Preschool

James Heckman: Return on Investment Can Beat Stock Market

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March 19, 2013 - Evaluating Universal Preschool

President Obama's State of the Union called for universal preschool. Nobel Prize-winning professor James Heckman shares his research on the benefit of preschool decades after graduation.

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CPS Transition Plan Underway

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March 14, 2013 - CPS Transition Plan Underway

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett released a school safety plan today. It's part of an overall transition plan she says every school that will be closed or receive students will get when she announces her final schools closing list on March 31. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

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Karen Lewis

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March 11, 2013 - Karen Lewis

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis joins us to talk about impending school closures, and whether race is a factor.

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School Closure Protests

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February 27, 2013 - School Closure Protests

More than 100 schools remain on the list for possible closures -- and in community meetings around Chicago, parents are strongly objecting to the possibility of closing their neighborhood school. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

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Kindergarten, Not Second Grade, Could Be Starting Point For IL Schools

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February 18, 2013 - Kindergarten Could Be New Starting Point

State Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood, wants to lower the mandatory school age in Illinois from 7 to 5. 

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UNO Charter Schools' Insider Deals Questioned

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February 04, 2013 - UNO Charter Schools' Deals Questioned

Charges of insider contracts surface in building and maintaining a $25 million UNO charter school. Carol Marin talks with the Chicago Sun-Times reporters who uncovered the story.

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Chicago-based Tech Lab for University of Illinois

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January 24, 2013 - Chicago-based Tech Lab for U of I

A technology park in the middle of the city -- University of Illinois announces a new research lab modeled on Bell Labs. Vice president of research Larry Schook joins us.

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Report Outlines Misconduct in Schools

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January 15, 2013 -Report Outlines Misconduct in Schools

Stolen computers, pornography and lunch program fraud. There's a new report outlining misconduct in city schools. We have the results.

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School Safety

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December 18, 2012 - School Safety

In the wake of the elementary school rampage in Connecticut, the Chicago Public Schools' security chief joins us to discuss school safety here.

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Controversy Over "Persepolis"

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March 18, 2013 - Controversy Over "Persepolis"

The Chicago Public Schools denies it banned the award-winning graphic novel Persepolis from classrooms and libraries for its depiction of torture. We have the latest on the controversy.

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Viewer Feedback: 3/14

School Closures & Karen Lewis

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March 14, 2013 - Viewer Feedback: 3/14

We have your thoughts about school closures and our interview with Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis when we read some of your viewer feedback.

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Chicago State University President Wayne Watson

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March 07, 2013 - Chicago State University President Speaks

Chicago State University is no stranger to fiscal dramas and failures. Now the Board wants to boot the university’s latest president, Wayne Watson. But Watson is fighting back. He joins us to share his side of the story.

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CPS Narrows School Closings List

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February 19, 2013 - CPS Narrows School Closings List

CPS considers its final trim to the school closure list with hearings across the city. Elizabeth Brackett has more.

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Chicago Public Schools to Announce Closings

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February 13, 2013 - Chicago Public Schools Closure List

Chicago Public Schools releases a list of schools that are still being considered for closings. Elizabeth Brackett has the latest.

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Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund

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January 29, 2013 - Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund

Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund executive director Kevin Huber joins us with the dire state of his fund.

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The Patron of Pocket Town

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January 16, 2013 - The Patron of Pocket Town

Lands' End founder Gary Comer dedicated much of his life to revitalizing his childhood home: Pocket Town, in Greater Grand Crossing. How much good has his $86 million (and counting) done? Chicago magazine editor Elly Fishman joins us with the story.

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Commission on School Utilization Issues Report

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January 10, 2013 - Commission on School Issues Report

Keeping all Chicago Public high schools open is just one recommendation from an interim report guiding CPS closures. We hear from the head of the school closure commission.

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