The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted to turn over administrative and teaching duties at Austin's McNair Elementary School and two other Chicago schools to a private education organization. The takeover is effective July 1.
Members of an Illinois House committee voted unanimously on April 17, to advance a bill to the floor that will designate $100 million for the potential construction of President Barack Obama's library in Chicago.
Growing old is a natural progression of living. As human beings, we get the chance to be young and carefree, then middle-age where we leave youth behind and focus on being adults, then finally old age where we reflect on our youth and acknowledge that it is a time period wasted on the young.
Education is a civil right; it is the foundation of economic security, well-being, and democracy. Unfortunately, a recently-released survey of all public schools in the nation demonstrates the lost educational opportunity experienced by many students — especially by African Americans and students with educational disabilities.
On Friday, April 11, Illinois Education Association President Cinda Klickna moderated the first face-off discussion between Illinois' candidates for governor, Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner at IEA's 160th Representative Assembly, held at Hilton Chicago.
Roger Tilson "Well, as far as the past winter we just had, he did a pretty good job on that, but far as everything else give him a four. For his first time out, trying to do what he is trying to do, I'd give him a C minus."