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College and careers

An overhaul of the district’s career education programs seeks to make classes more challenging and put career-track students on the path to higher ed, but many schools have lost programs, and fewer students are participating overall.

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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