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Teachers strike ends in compromise; classes to resume Friday

Teachers strike ends in compromise; classes to resume Friday

October 31, 2019

After an 11 day strike, the Chicago Teachers Union has reached a deal with the city, and Chicago Public School classes will resume Friday. Five instructional days will be made up—a compromise ...

Gubernatorial endorsement: Illinois needs a democratic governor

By Editorial Board

November 1, 2018

Election day is here, with eager voters heading to the polls Nov. 6, and The Chronicle is proud to endorse Democratic candidate J.B. Pritzker for governor of Illinois. Eighty-seven percent of staff voted for Pritzker, 7 percent voted for Rauner and 7 percent voted for Jackson.Under current Gov. Bruce Rauner, Illinois has been in a poor financial state and went two years without a completed budget. In 2015, Rauner v...

New Columbia partnership ensures ‘Everyone Can Code’

New Columbia partnership ensures ‘Everyone Can Code’

October 29, 2018

Genesys Works Chicago collaborated with Columbia College Chicago Online to educate local high school students on the importance of coding as part of Apple’s initiatives in the Everyone Can Code program. Genesys is dedicated to career success for high school students, and Ever...

Stop jumping into relationships

Stop jumping into relationships

By Halie Parkinson

October 29, 2018

Whether you swipe right on Tinder, scroll through social media or tackle the hook-up culture, the concept of dating surrounds us.We are constantly watching celebrities leap into new relationships, the ...

Big Screams from Logan Theatre’s Big Screen

Big Screams from Logan Theatre’s Big Screen

October 15, 2018

The creepy notes of a live organ fill the auditorium as the 1922 silent film “Nosferatu” illuminates the screen at the Logan Theatre. The halls are lined with cult classic film posters from the 1980s ...

CPS college enrollment reaches new heights

CPS college enrollment reaches new heights

October 4, 2018

More Chicago Public Schools’ graduates are enrolling in college now than ever before.According to a Sept. 24 press release from the Office of the Mayor, 64.6 percent of graduates from the class of 2017 ...

Charter school debate grows in South Loop

Charter school debate grows in South Loop

February 26, 2018

Chicago Public Schools officials and local residents continue to debate a proposed Chicago Classical Academy charter school in the South Loop. If approved, the open-enrollment charter school would serve ...

Josie Dunne combines grit and fun

Josie Dunne combines grit and fun

By Miranda Manier

February 3, 2018

Josie Dunne, a native of La Grange, Illinois, grew up surrounded by the arts. Smack-dab in the middle of three other siblings who expressed themselves through dance, painting and theater, Dunne found ...

Church of England is doing something right about gender identity

Church of England is doing something right about gender identity

November 27, 2017

When National Geographic released its historic January issue titled “Gender Revolution,” the country went into shock. I can distinctly remember sitting in the library for reading hour as a kid and...

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 ...

$75M merger to combine  Englewood high schools

$75M merger to combine Englewood high schools

October 16, 2017

After continuous declining enrollment, four Englewood high schools will merge into one new $75 million facility in the same neighborhood, with community leaders involved in the planning and development proc...

Two CPS schools recognized nationally for high performance

Two CPS schools recognized nationally for high performance

October 9, 2017

Two Chicago public elementary schools on opposite sides of the city have recently been honored for excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.A 2017 National Blue Ribbon School award was granted to ...

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