Once a neighborhood unwelcoming to families of color, Marquette Park is not only a more diverse community today, but one that's now home to a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial.
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A new book argues the teachers strike of 2012 did more than just force a contract. A look inside “A Fight for the Soul of Public Education.”
From the foster system to one of the hottest restaurants in town: How one young man is “mixing it up.”
Weathering the cold is especially hard on people who live outside. What’s being done to help the homeless.
Adjunct professors at the state’s biggest community college system say their working conditions make it difficult for them to do their jobs.
An investigation into whether or not the Chicago Board of Education’s top attorney violated a Chicago Public Schools ethics policy has been stalled, according to the district’s Inspector General Nick Schuler.
Charter Applications and Inspector General Investigation on the Table
Chicago Public Schools has a budget, but it could change again before the end of the school year.
No longer just for the boys, a popular mentoring program is now making sure girls aren’t being left behind.
As inauguration day grows closer, so does the fear for some young immigrants that their status in the U.S. will be revoked.
Students at some Chicago Public Schools are getting their hands dirty while feeding their minds.
A tough job, but hundreds of Chicago educators do it–a new report on making sure the best principals are on the jobs in Chicago Public Schools.
We bring you part two of our story on a program that aims to stop the revolving door of the criminal justice system – from inside the Cook County Jail.
Though community college is expected to last only two years, it's a long road for many students. A look at how some students are getting plenty of support along the way.
For many young men inside the Cook County Jail, violence on the streets is a daily reality. But a new program based at the jail aims to change that reality.
The city narrowly missed a massive teachers’ strike last week, but another is brewing for parents at a major charter school operator.
Chicago teachers were back in schools Tuesday instead of on the picket line. We take a closer look at the eleventh hour contract agreement between the district and teachers union.
Picket signs are printed and teachers say they're ready to walk out as parents scramble to find care for their children.
Some Chicago Public Schools students may be missing their teachers as more than 250 layoff notices go out Monday.
A brand-new grocery store opens its doors in one of the city's food deserts. What does it mean for neighbors in Englewood?
The CTU plans to serve CPS its 10-day strike notice Thursday for a possible Oct. 11 walkout. We hear more about the plan from CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkey.
Though the state is spending more money on education this year than in the past seven years at least, some advocates argue it's still not enough, and the way we spend that money is inequitable. Thursday, we report on how lawmakers are working to change that.
One way to achieve the goal of providing an “adequate” education to all Illinois school children? Spending much more money per child. We crunch the numbers.
Students at three Chicago charter schools won a fight to keep doors open, but the schools are now under state control. A look at how they're starting off the new school year.
It was one of the most brutal massacres of our generation: hundreds of thousands killed during the Rwandan genocide. Survivor Clemantine Wamariya shares her story and her work to make sure it never happens again.
The rank-and-file members of the Chicago Teachers Union have already approved a strike, but the union is planning a second vote. Find out why.