The Columbia Chronicle

Initiative closes gap in CPS college courses

Initiative closes gap in CPS college courses

By Savannah Eadens

November 6, 2017

Annually, about 650,000 high school students nationwide fail to receive the education they deserve when others their age are doing college-level work, said Sasha Rabkin, chief programs officer at Equal ...

Chicago needs fewer guns, not more

By Editorial Board

March 27, 2017

Many Chicagoans have decided to take a controversial safety precaution amid the city’s high crime rates, according to a March 10 DNAinfo article. DNAinfo reported a 63 percent surge in state-issued gun permits in 2016—Chicago’s bloodiest year in two decades—with many reportedly purchasing guns for precautionary, safety reasons. The number of Chicagoans with “concealed carry” permits also has jumped dramatical...

Chicago schools in desperate need of longer school days

By Editorial Board

March 19, 2012

Chicago Public Schools’ battle over a seven-and-a-half-hour school day rages on, and a group of 19th Ward parents and guardians are fighting back.The group has asked the Chicago Board of Education to implement a survey of parents and guardians that would be handed out with their child’s report card asking them how many hours they think their child should spend at school.Parents argue that an across-the-board extension o...

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