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.
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.
Robert Morris University is the first college to offer scholarships for the best gamers to play the popular online game “League of Legends.”
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.
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.
James Sullivan Set to ResignJun 25, 2014 | | Post a Comment > >
We talk with outgoing Chicago Public Schools inspector general James Sullivan about his 12 years looking for waste and fraud at CPS.
In the wake of some high profile bullying cases, a new state law to address and combat bullying is being signed this week.
Alan Mather Gets Golden Apple AwardMay 19, 2014 | | Post a Comment > >
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.
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.
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.
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.
Earlier this month Chicago Public Schools unveiled its budget for 2015. We analyze the district’s $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.
We dive into recent headlines surrounding Chicago Public Schools.
Six years ago, Katya Mazon, 18, realized the isolation and emotional pain she experienced was bullying. Read about her story.
Embattled Elementary School Determined to be HeardJun 2, 2014 | | Post a Comment > >
CPS Principal Speaks Out, Gains SupportMay 19, 2014 | | Post a Comment > >
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.