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Chicago special-ed student guaranteed his bus service Chicago Tribune

... reached an agreement Thursday with Chicago Public Schools guaranteeing the child will get transportation through the end of the school year. ...

Controversial professor calls job threat 'frivolous' Chicago Breaking News

Ayers said Duncan, the former Chicago public schools chief, was the best of "four failed superintendents" on President Barack Obama's shortlist for the post ...

Report: Evanston Schoolboy Talked About Suicide Chicago News

A 10-year-old boy who died after he was found unresponsive in the bathroom of his Evanston elementary school Tuesday afternoon hanged himself in a suicide, the Cook County Medical Examiner's office determined.

Desperate School Districts Are Eager for Stimulus Money NYT


stimulus bill approved by the House of Representatives — and a similar

measure before the Senate — could prove a boon for public education.

Chilly economy makes some catch entrepreneurial spirit Pittsburgh Business Times

Felix Brandon Lloyd turned down a high-ranking position in the Chicago Public Schools last month to stick with Skill-Life Inc., the company he founded in ...

Paul Vallas Switches Parties as He Runs for Board President WBEZ

Cook County GOP chairman Lee Roupas explains more.

Report: Ill. student dynamic changing too fast EdWeek

Illinois had the Midwest's

largest disparity in spending between rich and poor schools.But Illinois made strides

with early education programs, increasing the number of students in

public preschool programs by 72 percent since 2000. And the number of

uninsured students continued to fall.

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