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Promising Sports Program Cuts Violent Crime Arrests for Students

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Courtesy: Becoming A Man

Can playing sports like archery and handball cut down violent crimes among students? A new study shows some dramatic -- and positive -- results.

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Chicago Public Schools just released its proposed budget for next year. For many, it's a stunner, with the district planning to completely empty its bank account. We get reaction from all sides.

Teachers' Strike

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We asked if you would support a teachers' strike. We read what some of you had to say in Viewer Mail.

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A Chicago Public Schools program that gets students into better colleges and helps them stay there is expanding. Elizabeth Brackett has the story.

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Nearly 90 percent of Chicago teachers authorize a strike. Elizabeth Brackett has the latest.

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Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard

Chicago teachers begin voting Wednesday to authorize a strike. Why have relations between the CPS and the union deteriorated so badly? We hear from schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard.

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New technology employed by an advocacy group aims to include parents in the education process.

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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis

Chicago Public Schools reaches a deal with its service employees union. Could a teachers contract be close behind? We speak with Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis.

Saggy Pants

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We asked what you thought about students wearing saggy pants in school, and if CPS should enforce a stricter dress code. We read what some of you had to say in Viewer Mail.

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Despite ongoing negotiations, WTTW11 has learned the Chicago Teachers Union plans to take a strike authorization vote next week. School reform advocates say this would circumvent state law. Elizabeth Brackett has this Chicago Tonight exclusive.

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Some aldermen are pushing schools to ban saggy pants and any "gangster-style" clothing. We hear both sides of this emotional debate.

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Charles Wheelan; Image credit: Will Kamin

The author of a new book shares some ideas seldom heard by graduates. He joins us.

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A nationwide essay competition pushes Chicago students to confront youth violence and its effects.

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Northwestern's lacrosse coach prepares her team for another run at a national title. We learn what drives Kelly Amonte Hiller.

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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis joins us to talk about a possible teachers' strike, pensions, longer school days and school reform.

CPS vs. CTU

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We asked what you thought about contract negotiations between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union. We read what some of you had to say in Viewer Mail.