Google Wins Fair Use Suit Against Authors

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November 18, 2013 - Google Wins Fair Use Suit Against Author

A lawsuit that began in 2005 was ruled in favor of Google’s mission to digitize millions of books this month. Read an article about the court ruling.

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Head Start Program Uses Environmental Approach to Early Learning

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October 23, 2013 - Head Start Program Uses New Approach

A teaching method that started in Italy, and isn’t often seen in low-income communities, is helping pint-sized students in the Back of the Yards neighborhood learn from their environment—despite their environment’s penchant for violence. Read an article and watch a web extra video.

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Rise in Catholic School Enrollment

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October 14, 2013 - Rise in Catholic School Enrollment

Catholic school enrollment rises for the first time in years. The rise comes as Chicago Public Schools lose 3,000 students. Elizabeth Brackett has the story. Read an article.

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Loyola's Institute of Environmental Sustainability

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September 17, 2013 - Loyola's new Institute

It’s both a center for environmental studies and an environmentally friendly building. We go inside Loyola University’s new Institute of Environmental Sustainability. Read an article.

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Shuttered Schools

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August 27, 2013 - Shuttered Schools

What's in store for the closed Chicago Public Schools buildings? The chair of a new committee shares some details about what's ahead.

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Barbara Byrd-Bennett

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August 26, 2013 - Barbara Byrd-Bennett

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett joins us to grade the first day of school.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 8/23

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August 23, 2013 - Web Extra: The Week in Review

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the challenges Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces trying to win back voters amid the Chicago Public Schools' budget crisis, massive school closings, and rampant gang violence. Watch the web extra video.

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Whittier Field House Demolished

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August 19, 2013 - Whittier Field House Demolished

Whittier Elementary School parents protest the demolition of a contested field house. Chicago Public Schools says the Pilsen field house was unsafe. Elizabeth Brackett has the details.

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Safe Passage

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According to Chicago Public Schools, safe passage routes are ready for the first day of the school year, Aug. 26, but some parents disagree. Elizabeth Brackett has the details. View safe passage maps.

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Bill Introduced to Expand Early Learning Programs

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A bill introduced in Congress today would expand access to high-quality preschool for 4-year-old children from low and moderate income families. Read a summary of the bill and a fact sheet.

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1963 Chicago Public School Boycott

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October 22, 2013 - 1963 Chicago Public School Boycott

Fifty years ago today, 200,000 Chicagoans boycotted segregationist policies by Chicago Public Schools. Watch a video clip from a new documentary that chronicles the protest and read an article.

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New Chicago Public Schools

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September 24, 2013 - New Chicago Public Schools

Just months after closing 47 Chicago schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to build or expand other schools has drawn fresh outrage from teachers and parents. Phil Ponce talks with Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and Chicago Board of Education Vice President Jesse Ruiz about the issue.

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Northwestern Launches First MOOC

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September 16, 2013 - Northwestern Launches First MOOC

Northwestern University launches its first Massive Online Training Course, or MOOC. Professor Owen Youngman's course -- Understanding Media by Understanding Google -- kicks off on Sept. 16. He joins us to talk about the MOOC, and about this controversial trend in higher education.

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First Day of School

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August 26, 2013 - First Day of School

It's the first day of school for most Chicago Public Schools students. Elizabeth Brackett has more on the impact of nearly 50 school closings and the effectiveness of Safe Passage.

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CPS Students Begin New School Year

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August 26, 2013 - CPS Students Begin New School Year

We take a closer look at the new-look Chicago Public Schools with Andrea Zopp, a Chicago Board of Education member who voted to shutter 49 schools, the former interim CPS CEO Terry Mazany, as well as Wendy Katten of Raise Your Hand, and Jitu Brown of Journey for Justice.

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First Day of School Looms For CPS

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August 22, 2013 - First Day of School Looms For CPS

Chicago Public Schools students are headed back to school on Monday following the closing of nearly 50 schools and the introduction of new safe passage routes. Paris Schutz has the latest.

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CPS Calls for New Charter Schools

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August 14, 2013- CPS Calls for New Charter Schools

Chicago Public Schools officials are calling for new charter schools despite massive neighborhood school closings and deep budget cuts. Elizabeth Brackett has the details. Read CPS's full proposal.

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