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City Club of Chicago hosts elected school board panel discussion | The Columbia Chronicle

September 6, 2016

Panelists joined City Club of Chicago on August 29, to discuss thoughts on an elected school board and whether it would be the right move for Chicago Public Schools amid budget cuts and ongoing turbulence.T...

NLRB hearing begins with college, staff questioning

Attorney Michael Persoon (Left) along with Nic Ruly (center) and part-time faculty union president Diana Vallera enter the Dirksen Federal Building 219 S. Dearborn St., Suite 808 on May 18 for a hearing regarding a dispute between P-Fac and full-time staff members who teach part-time.

By Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2016

Columbia College’s adjunct union, P-Fac, is contesting the right of staff workers, who are presented by the U.S. of C.C., to teach part-time classes at a National Labor Relations Board hearing that bega...

Lincoln Park High School welcomes music donations, CPS budget cuts still sting

According to a 2014 survey by Raise Your Hand Illinois, a coalition of parents who advocate for better public education, 65 percent of Chicago Public Schools do not meet the recommended two hours of arts education per week.

By Contributing Writer

May 9, 2016

A private donation of materials from the NIB Foundation—formerly the classical music radio station WNIB-FM 97.1—has invigorated the music program at Lincoln Park High School, 2001 N. Orchard St., but staff...

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Hunt for ‘juicy booties’ at Art Institute

May 9, 2016

America is obsessed with butts. From Nicki Minaj and Kim Kardashian to Chris Evans and Channing Tatum, the best celebrity glutes are always a subject of debate, and art is not immune to booty fever.Chi...

CPS announced their lead testing pilot program on April 27, saying the test was done out of “an abundance of caution.” 

28 CPS schools testing for lead in pilot program

May 9, 2016

Lead testing results for 28 Chicago public schools will be available in mid-May, indicating whether the schools’ water has been contaminated.The testing is part of a pilot program that began the week of...

Notable Native: Dwayne Bryant

Dwayne Bryant, president of Inner Vision International, said his goal for his organization is to get young people excited about pursuing their education and dreams. 

By metro editor

April 11, 2016

Dwayne Bryant serves as president of Inner Vision International, an organization dedicated to inspiring youth to pursue their education and dreams. Bryant said his organization has worked with 15,000 st...

Chicago Teachers Union Protests in Loop amid budget cuts | The Columbia Chronicle

February 8, 2016

With the Feb. 2 announcement by Gov. Bruce Rauner of a possible state takeover of Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union’s ongoing feud with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, CTU and CPS students ral...

Karen Lewis, president  of CTU, spoke to the media during a rally in the Loop on Feb. 4.  

CTU, supporters protest budget cuts, layoffs

February 8, 2016

Days after rejecting the Board of Education’s latest contract offer, more than 3,000 members and supporters of the Chicago Teacher’s Union protested alleged “toxic swaps,” layoffs and budget cut...

John Mossman was an actor in the film “Four Monologues” in which each character delivers a monologue. 

Alumni film ‘Four Monologues’ becomes mobile

February 1, 2016

Columbia professors and alumnirecently collaborated to make poet, novelist and biographer Aram Saroyan’s manuscript “Four Monologues” into a performance by turning it into a short film.Originally publi...

State takeover will not fix CPS

February 1, 2016

On Jan. 20, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, along with Illinois Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno and Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, proposed a state takeover plan for Chicago Public Schools, according to a Jan. 20 Chicago Sun-Times article. The proposed takeover plan includes replacing the current mayor-appointed school board, weakening the Chicago Teachers Union’s bargaining power and allowing CPS to file...

Suzanne Blum Malley, senior associate provost and chair of the Integrated First-Year Experience committee discussed expectations and ideas with other committee members.

Student representatives hold value in committees

December 14, 2015

They may not always attend meetings but student representatives are actively participating in the recently formed Strategic Planning Committees, which also include administrators, department chairs, full...

special education photo

Parents, teachers remain wary as CPS reevaluates special education funding

December 7, 2015

Plans to realign special education funding to meet the needs of students were announced by Chicago Public Schools amid cries from CPS educators and families, who have been protesting the city’s funding...

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