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Drugs in schools

Most drug violations in CPS involve an ounce or less of marijuana. Schools are quick to call police, yet rarely have the resources to offer education, counseling or other non-punitive help to students.

elected school board

December 12, 2012

This year, I helped hire my boss. I had the unusual opportunity to play a crucial role in deciding who would evaluate my job performance and ultimately decide whether or not I would keep my job as a teacher in Chicago Public Schools.

November 07, 2012

Two advisory ballot measures on education passed as voters went to the polls on Tuesday, but the measures aren’t binding.

November 05, 2012

Residents in 327 precincts will have a chance Tuesday to weigh in on whether Chicago’s appointed school board should be replaced with elected members.

October 12, 2012

Voters in 35 of Chicago’s 50 wards will vote on changing Chicago’s school board from appointed to elected. The referendum, which is not binding, is the effort of a grassroots coalition unhappy with what they perceive as a board unresponsive to community concerns.

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