Tag Archives: charter schools

CN May 17 2018

Paul Vallas visits Chicago Newsroom this week to talk about his candidacy for Mayor. He begins by arguing the the police force needs to be expanded to about 14,000 officers, of whom 1200 are detectives. “And when the police don’t … Continue reading

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CN September 1 2016

    Troy LaRaviere resigned this week from his position as principal at Blaine Elementary. That’s not big news, since he had already won election as the president of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association. But his resignation cleared the … Continue reading

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CN Feb 11 2016

Do you favor school reform? Peter Cunningham does. For more than 20 years, he’s been a spokesperson for the Chicago Public Schools and Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Now his own non-profit, funded by “pro-reform funders”, helps to “drive positive narratives … Continue reading

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CN July 23, 2015

  Blaine Elementary principal Troy LaRaviere is our sole guest this week. School budgets, charter schools,educational achievement and lots more.

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CN April 2, part 1

It’s just days before the election results roll in and we know whether the people have elected Rahm or Chuy. So it’s only natural that, among political animals, attention turns to last-minute polls. And to early voting patterns.  Polls have … Continue reading

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CN Feb. 19, 2015

The question on the table just a few days before the mayoral election is: are kids in our public schools today better off than they would have been five or ten years ago as a result of Mayor Emanuel’s policies? And … Continue reading

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CN Aug 14, 2014

  Chicago Public Schools has announced that it’s making FY 2015 a smidge longer – like about 60 days. That’s so it can double-dip on tax revenue to fill this year’s budget hole. But, you ask, won’t that make FY … Continue reading

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CN Jan 23, 2014

When the court-ordered six-thousand page “document dump” related to the Chicago Archdiocese priest sex abuse scandal happened earlier this week, Sun-Times reporter Art Golab set about reading them. His share was well over 1,000 pages. “From what I learned after … Continue reading

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Dec. 19, 2013

Some questions we kicked around on this week’s Chicago Newsroom with Education expert and consultant Paul Goren an Chicago Reader Senior Writer (and 2014 Studs Terkel Award winner)  Steve Bogira: Could CPS schools be significantly improved if, taking their gross … Continue reading

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CN August 15, 2013

Driven along South Kedzie or West Foster lately? How fast were you going? Mayor Emanuel’s speed cameras already know, and they could be mailing you $100 speeding tickets very soon.  And if it was a school you sped by, between … Continue reading

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