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School cops speak out at training: What about ‘kids out there that hate police’?

Nearly 50 CPD officers attended their first training Monday on how to work in Chicago Public Schools.

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CTU accuses Mayor Lightfoot of provoking another teachers strike — just like Rahm Emanuel did

The president and vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union said Lightfoot has delivered far less than promised, leaving teachers virtually no alternative but to walk off the job.

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Chicago cops getting training on working in schools for first time in 10 years

Police will also hold four public meetings on the future of police in schools following heated criticism of the program.

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UIC to cut ribbon on new $100M Academic and Residential Complex

The area will also feature new traffic calming crossings and protected bike lanes that are expected to be completed in the fall.

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Chicago museum gives University of Georgia historian, educator $100,000 honor for military writing

John H. Morrow Jr., the winner of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for lifetime achievement, has written several books on World War I.

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2 sets of twin black girls are CPS valedictorians this year — a ‘powerful example’

The Sun-Times last month brought you the story of brilliant, South Side twins Tia and Tyra Smith, co-valedictorians at Lindblom Math & Science Academy. Now, Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep graduates Naomi and Nannette Beckley have joined them as the second set of South Side twins named co-valedictorians this year, a likely first for CPS.

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Teachers union unhappy with Lightfoot contract offer; would increase pay 14% over five years

The salary increase is just over half of what the CTU has demanded.

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Clemens Roothaan, University of Chicago physicist, computer pioneer who survived Nazi concentration camp, dead at 100

He "is probably the person who most deserved but never received the Nobel Prize," U. of C. chemistry professor R. Stephen Berry says.

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EDITORIAL: Another golden parachute for a university president floats right past new law

State college and university trustees must be cautious in how they spend public money when top administrators walk out the door.

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Chicago Teachers Union demands response from Lightfoot in contract talks

‘We’re being studied. We’re not being engaged," CTU President Jesse Sharkey says

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Governor’s new task force to study discrimination against transgender students

‘Under this executive order, ignorance is no longer an excuse of bigotry,’ the governor, surrounded by dozens of students, said Sunday.

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Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Balanoff taught social justice and fought for it

The former Roosevelt University professor advocated for civil rights and environmentalism.

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New Board of Education opens discussion in marathon 1st meeting, still passes CPS agenda

"This is what you get when you put together a board with expertise," newly appointed board President Miguel del Valle said.

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CTU pushes Lightfoot’s office as clock winds down on teachers’ contract

The teachers union submitted their initial contract proposals in January, and not much has changed since then, leaders say.

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CPS considers automatic ban on school deals for businesses barred from getting city contracts

The newly seated Chicago Board of Education is set to vote on its inspector general’s plan to close a loophole that allows hiring companies City Hall or sister agencies have banned.

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CPS to provide free lunches all summer

The LunchStop program has 100 sites where children under 18 can eat for free.

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Looking for lessons from Chicago’s Ogden, Jenner school merger

In early 2018, the Chicago Board of Education signed off on a merger plan for two vastly different public schools. Here’s how the first academic year played out.

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Hunger or housing problems hit two thirds of students at City Colleges: report

The report shines a light on the financial struggles community college students face in Chicago.

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Lightfoot unveils $1.4M summer program for 400 high school students most vulnerable to violence

Youth Advocate Programs and Children’s Home and Aid will join forces to provide 400 at-risk teens with four hours of individual mentoring each day as part of the intensive "Summer for Change" program.

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Hundreds of former ITT Tech students to get debt relief

About 500 students in Illinois were left with worthless degrees and heavy student debt after ITT Tech filed for bankruptcy in 2016, according to the Illinois attorney general’s office.

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40% of girls at some CPS schools show signs of PTSD. This program is helping them heal.

Working on Womanhood is helping female students cope with trauma, anxiety and depression, preliminary data from a new UChicago study shows.

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Left in the lurch by Argosy University’s sudden closure, students to graduate from National Louis instead

Nearly three dozen students from the now defunct for-profit school will receive their doctorate degrees Saturday.

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Lightfoot renews threat to remove police officers from Chicago Public Schools

The mayor responded to a blistering audit by Inspector General Joe Ferguson that accused the Chicago Police Department of continuing to operate in schools without oversight and training.

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Chicago police ‘failed’ to make big reforms to cops in schools program, IG says

The city inspector general said police have not addressed the issue with the immediacy demanded by the community.

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EDITORIAL: Teacher pension ‘spiking’ is back — and we’ll all pay

A state that is shackled by unfunded pension debt has no business adding to it unless it simultaneously comes up with new revenue to pay for the increased benefits.

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New CEO of college access, success group OneGoal has walked in shoes of her students

Long before Melissa Connelly was tasked with helping Chicago students get to — and stay in — college, she began high school herself as a troubled teen in a truant program.

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Secretive police meetings over cops in schools a ‘dog and pony show,’ community members say

Chicago police and public schools officials won’t say if they’ve met to discuss the role of cops in school nine months after a report critical of their oversight was released.

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Families of bullied students call on Lightfoot, Foxx to probe CPS policy

"Too many incidents have happened," said Teirra Black, whose 11-year-old son attempted suicide.

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Bring troops home and send more kids to college

It aids the ambitious children of low-income families in rural and urban areas to lift themselves above their circumstances.

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Avondale counselor attends Oregon State University academic conference — on Phish, the jam band

Daniel Bowes finds himself debunking lots of stereotypes when talking about the first-of-its-kind conference.

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The priciest high school prom in Chicago, and other facts ahead of city’s busiest prom weekend

Hilton Chicago and the Drake Hotel are hottest venues, and Lane Tech’s party is the biggest.

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Extra security added to Lake View High School after rash of flash mobs

The warning to parents came a day after a student was arrested over a threatening Snapchat video.