The Chicago Board of Education met Wednesday to determine the fate of three elementary schools for a proposed turnaround. DeJonique Garrison/MEDILL
Chicago Board of Education unanimouosly voted, Wednesday, to "turn
around" Gresham, Dvorak, and McNair elementary schools, citing chronic
under performance. The Academy for Urban School Leadership, which operates
charter schools in Chicago, will take control beginning July 1st.
Rand Paul spoke to students and alum at the University of Chicago on Tuesday,
fielding question about education policy in what some are considering a warmup
for a 2016 bid for the presidency.
A new app allows drivers in the West Loop to pay for a parking spot and add time by using their mobile phone. The service has Chicago drivers excited about avoiding parking tickets, but worried about other drawbacks.
Gov. Quinn’s gubernatorial rival and other politicians seek
opportunities for legal immigrant employment in the U.S. as a means of
becoming more competitive in the global economy. Their position is an
apparent departure from national GOP lawmakers in the House.
Northwestern University celebrates Earth Day by building a mountain of
trash. The visual representation of the amount of garbage collected
around campus during just seven hours shows people walking by that
recycling does make an impact. Each day, Northwestern generates 8.9 tons
of garbage and recycles 4.3 tons.