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Tuesday, July 28

Gapers Block


11选5图标下载Parents may not be thrilled by , which thanks to a quirk of the calendar has winter break starting on Christmas Eve and spring break ending on Easter.

Northwestern is opening a featuring joint programming from the Medill School of Journalism and McCormick School of Engineering.

U of C computer science professor may have solved a .

11选5图标下载Charter management company is suspected of and into the pockets of executives and contractors.

Chicago Public Schools will be paying to a group of Northwest Side teachers who were fired after receiving performance ratings that an federal investigation later revealed were intentionally lowered by their school principal. The reason for this? They were pregnant.

Wheaton College political science professor was for during Advent "in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book."

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11选5图标下载Chicago Teachers Union members on should current contract negotiations break down.

FLOTUS Michelle Obama raps--yes, raps--a shoutout to the South Side in the .

The Chicago Teachers Union today; CTU President Karen Lewis laid out the argument for a strike in a .

11选5图标下载In spite of a five-year ban on school closures agreed upon during the last teacher's strike, CPS wants to . Meanwhile, CTU teachers .

11选5图标下载School food is notoriously bad, but under the management of food service giant Aramark. Students in a Roosevelt High School civics class are with a new website.

11选5图标下载The U of C is in response to "an online threat of gun violence" in the main quad.

11选5图标下载CPS students are 45 percent Latino, but there's only one Latino school board member, Jesse Ruiz -- and . Ruiz is , and his replacement has yet to be named.

The noted philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, who donated a 100-ton to UChicago over 80 years ago, would be proud to hear the dulcet tones of being played on it this past Friday.

Northwestern Professor Ben Schmidt analyzed the on RateMyProfessor.com, and , among other things, that female professors were than male professors, while more likely to be called or . Men were more likely to be called and . []

Students who have been and school closures are part of a .

Google's charitable foundation in Cook County on , a platform for teachers to request donations for specific projects. There are looking for support.

After finding errors in the police report of her rape, U of C alumna for college rape survivors to decide what course of action they want to take.

A man was intended for homeless CPS students, the BGA reports. It's part of an overall pattern of lax control of Ventra cards by the school district, whose budget for CTA fares has more than doubled in the past five years.

Schurz High School is and urban farm, and they're to build an LED grow light system.

UNO is , endangering the the network of it runs.

11选5图标下载 is a new consortium of libraries, museums, schools and institutions dedicated to . .

11选5图标下载The nontenured faculty at the University of Chicago have -- as are adjunct professors as .

A dozen CPS high schools enrolled this year -- typically the school's largest grade. It's partly a result of there being 140 high schools in the city, compared with 88 a decade ago. Meanwhile, CPS is recommending charter school operator Noble Street Network , even as it put .

CPS enrollment has this year, down to 392,285 from in 2014.

11选5图标下载Spring is in the coming weeks in favor of LTE -- causing schools and libraries to , a lawsuit alleges.

Nike is planning a for Stat Street. Meanwhile, Jerry West, the player the NBA's current logo is modeled after, would .

11选5图标下载CPS isn't the only school system . The City Colleges are -- even if they're dead -- to increase graduation rates.

11选5图标下载Barbara Byrd-Bennett to federal corruption charges Tuesday -- but her co-defendents , setting up an opportunity for her to cooperate with investigators for a lenient sentence.

Meanwhile, in Cleveland, there's a "" standing vacant, []

11选5图标下载Amusingly, Watchdog Arena, the citizen journalism arm of the conservative libertarian Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity, described Catalyst Chicago reporter Sarah Karp, who , as a "."

11选5图标下载 have abolished Oct. 12 as Columbus Day in the past two months and instead have named it . Seattle, Minneapolis, Berkeley are some of the big ones who have agreed with this trend. With the and kids getting the day off, ChicagoNow blogger makes a great . What do you think, Chicago?

This weekend, archives of various sorts are throwing open the doors as part of . []

11选5图标下载Former CPS chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett, as well as SUPES Academy and its co-owners, Gary Solomon and Tom Vranas, have been in connection to the for professional training.

Juliet Eldred is , photographing and categorizing .

Teacher Marilyn Rhames worries that CPS's lack of vision and focus is , but that freezing charter schools isn't the answer.

Slate shares by graphic artist Arlington Gregg, who created them for the Illinois WPA Federal Art Project in the 1930s.

11选5图标下载CTU President Karen Lewis talked with Channel 5's Carol Marin and Mary Ann Ahern to , and took off her hat to show her scars publicly for the first time.

No, not Hot Doug, nor Abe Froman. It's , the guy who runs Vienna Beef's .

11选5图标下载Secretary of Education and Arne Duncan announced today that . No word on what he'll be doing here, short of "spending time with his family."

11选5图标下载 down around 3 percent for the years 201102014, after WBEZ and the Better Government Association uncovered that thanks to such errors as counting dropouts as transfers.

CPS is , after already eliminating 500 jobs over the summer.

The Reader tells the story of the and how a group of student activists convinced the University of Chicago to programming.

You may have seen posters of Joakim Noah promoting to support non-violence programs by his . Now Noah and the foundation are teaming up with nonprofit to .

"," the newest 360° installment in our documentary film series, , goes up in the air with adult circus performers and enthusiasts.

11选5图标下载The have , after 34 days, citing health issues. They vowed to keep fighting to reopen the South Side high school with a green technology focus; CPS has agreed to reopen the school, but with an arts focus.

A paper titled "" .

offers free dance and reduced price dance classes in Pilsen. wrote how they plan to open up Sept. 21 for Chicago's first . Finally, a chance to plié and hip hop on a budget.

The Dyett after rejecting the city's latest proposal for an open-enrollment arts school.

Former CPS head Barbara Byrd-Bennett in contracts to her former employer while working in Detroit, according to the Sun-Times.

CPS announced Dyett High School will with a compromise plan integrating the different proposals for the school.

Activists who are on a hunger strike in support of their own proposal said they're still not satisfied with the new plan.

11选5图标下载A of Chicago low-income high school students resulted in the claim that .

11选5图标下载Activists on a hunger strike in support of reopening Dyett High School as a neighborhood school are

11选5图标下载Parents are to protest the closing of Bronzeville's Dyett High School. Follow their progress .

The special education school featured in the Vice series "Last Chance High" .

11选5图标下载CPS announced due to changes in student enrollment.

11选5图标下载CPS released , which were staggered in order to save money on transportation costs.

Mayor Emanuel is expected to appoint former CTA head

11选5图标下载A new pricing system will for part-time students as part of an effort to encourage full-time enrollment.

Around to compensate for the City's latest pension payment. Officials claim class sizes will not increase.

Educator , who founded Westside Preparatory School as part of her mission to educate poor black students in Chicago, .

The Civil Rights activist and pioneering educator, who started West Side Preparatory School in Garfield Park, Wednesday at age 78.

One in five CPS students , the BGA reports.

11选5图标下载Standardized test scores in a school still consistently .

Teaching agricultural skills is a method proven effective for community development

. The theme this year is: The View From Here: Stories from Chicago Neighborhoods. Work is being accepted from students at all Chicago area colleges & universities.

Scholarship money - and more added - by funds .

Chicago Public Schools CEO amid the ongoing federal investigation into a no-bid contract for a training firm she had ties to. She went on paid leave in mid-April. Read more about .

Formerly homeless and a mother in eighth grade, a with more than $600,000 in college scholarship offers.

CPS left out 22 schools when it - and now owes an additional $7 million.

Sports programs are at schools in low-income neighborhoods.

CPS may as it struggles to find developers interested in them while paying millions on upkeep.

Today GB's documentary video series, , features three 360° videos shot with a special six-camera rig. The videos, which let you point the "camera" in any direction, are about , and .

A TEDx talk by Ald. Ameya Pawar outlines his big idea for keeping parents from moving to the suburbs: improving and better integrating neighborhood K-12 schools.

An 18-year-old Mather High School student trying to remove him from a classroom, breaking his nose.

Curious City answers the question, ? The answer, as you'd expect, is complicated. Meanwhile, Whet Moser explores over the past 100 years in Chicago.

11选5图标下载Today , according to an investigation about whether CPS was ever "good" by WBEZ's Becky Vevea.

Loyola's men's volleyball team beat top-seeded Lewis University to for the second year in a row.

11选5图标下载Are you a maker of industrial 3D objects or would you like to be? If so, and if you live on the north side, then you're likely to be thrilled by the opening of the . Their grand opening is , and they'll be expanding to fully serve people who work with wood, metal, casting, and digital fabrication. I got a sneak peek a few weeks ago and it seems very promising.

The University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt has begun. [PDF] includes holding a wedding, emoji charades, a two-person cocktail-shaking routine ala Cocktail, and a properly balanced breakfast ice cream. You have until Sunday.

11选5图标下载Chicag Public Schools ask the Teachers Union for a in their next contract. The CTU filed an with the National Labor Relations Board yesterday.

11选5图标下载What ever happened to Mayor Emanuel's plans to on the Near North Side (formerly named after Barack Obama)?

11选5图标下载One of the owners of SUPES Academy, a principal training company currently under investigation by the FBI for allegedly receiving a no-bid contract with CPS from chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett, was in 2001 due to allegations of inappropriate contact with minors and other problems. (Read more about in Mechanics.)

Federal investigators looking into corruption at CPS are , an education reform group once headed by Gov. Rauner.

The US Attorney is 's relationship with north suburban , which received a no-bid contract to provide leadership training. CPS's own inspector general has been since 2013, spurred by a .

11选5图标下载 is after 84 years, citing declining enrollment. Current students will be (or wherever they choose to go otherwise) and the school's operations will cease by 2018.

11选5图标下载 while also reporting they felt safer in schools during the 2013-2014 school year, Catalyst reports.

11选5图标下载 after principals complained about contract janitorial staff doing a poor job of cleaning schools, , Catalyst reports.

Kanye West revealed in a recent that he will receiving an honorary doctorate at SAIC's spring ; the school has not made an announcement.

11选5图标下载Molly McGaan, a senior at Francis Parker, created a that has -- and prompted a . Meanwhile, McGaan is probably going to Michigan.

Columbia College's kicks off this Sunday, March 15. Programming features writers ranging from Chris Abani to Elizabeth Yokas, from Edwidge Danticat to Rick Kogan.

11选5图标下载CPS to all its students after the state said up to $1.4 billion in funding would be at risk.

Chicago's high school graduation rate is up, but some alternative schools may be , according to an investigation by Catalyst and WBEZ.

A recently released UIC [PDF] on the impact of having in the Chicago Public Schools (versus elected members, which is the norm in 98% of the nation's school districts) shows the urgent need for more transparency in how the school system is run. By the way, many Chicagoans will be asked to vote on the need for an elected school board in .

It's gonna be today, like cold. (All will be open today should you need a place to take the kids.)

Elementary schools in Chicago Lawn, Grand Crossing, and Little Village are among those with the .

Remember when , the award-winning about a young woman coming of age during Iran's cultural revolution, back in 2013? A grad student recently discovered that .

11选5图标下载Twenty-five elementary schools in Chicagoland have vaccination rates under 80 percent, . Most are religiously affiliated private schools.

11选5图标下载The class at UIC, taught by FoGB , is teaching industrial design students as a platform for .

If you've got kids you've already heard, but and a bunch of other school districts have due to the blizzard.

11选5图标下载UIC is joining in this spring about Beyonce that aims to "explore her attempt to be positioned as a feminist and queer figure, as well as larger issues involving media images and representations of African American women."

() yesterday at the Logan Center for the Arts at UofC. Chicago Public Schools: Closed11选5图标下载 is the second of a six-part series.

11选5图标下载Steve Chen, one of the co-founders of YouTube, to the to help build an innovation center in the Aurora STEM school. The new center was named IN2 Steve and Jamie Chen Center for Innovation & Inquiry after its now-famous alumnus.

CPS is , planning to administer it at only 10 percent of schools in the district instead.

What happened to the 10,000 students affected by school closings in 2013? The second installment of the documentary follows the .

11选5图标下载 CPS Superintendent Ron Huberman is still involved in the school system -- running that .

11选5图标下载State Senator Rev. James Meeks was by incoming Gov. Rauner. Meeks is a strong proponent of .

ranks 54th in the higher ed from CollegeNET and PayScale, a ranking that measures the impact an institution has on helping lower-income students enter careers that will provide livable wages. Illinois as a whole ranks 17th in the nation, with seven Chicago colleges on the list. University of Chicago ranked 512 out of 539; conspicuously, UIC and U of I weren't included in the survey. (Thanks, !)

As for a second day due to freezing temperatures and subzero wind chills, some think to cancel class -- but school district administrators say .

11选5图标下载If you have kids, you already know: are closed today due to expected to reach as low as -35°.

11选5图标下载Loyola is for underprivileged urban students. Arrupe College may open as soon as this fall, and will help diversify a student population characterized by the Loyola Phoenix as "."

A CPS employee through fake purchases and reimbursement claims.

CPS' inspector general is investigating a member of the Chicago Board of Education to see .

Kelsie Huff explains why she . And if you're interested, the starts Jan. 7.

A study found most neighborhood schools living in their area.

This year's include and the , opening this Saturday.

Santa is living on top of in Hegewisch in an effort to to save the school from closure. []

A threatening message posted to a University of Chicago student's Facebook page that sparked a federal investigation , not hackers.

The Guardian Bronzeville's , which was as one of the nation's worst based on cost, graduation rate, average student debt and default rate (DeVry and Columbia College also received the same honor). Despite the stats, Shimer seems like a pretty good school.

CPS released its , which were incorporating test score improvements and other factors.

11选5图标下载Harmful pathogens , according to University of Chicago researchers, so feel free to touch that faucet and toilet seat.

, an adjunct instructor at Columbia College, is the poster child for a story on in Elle magazine.

According to , many US law schools -- including -- are battling plunging enrollment figures by increasing financial aid and accepting students with lower academic scores and grades.

11选5图标下载Filmmaker presents a going to school at South Shore Fine Arts Academy, and their mothers' hopes for their future. []

11选5图标下载After a DNAinfo reported on a at Andrew Jackson Language Academy that included info about female condoms and anal sex, parents and the Internet , causing CPS officials to and a parent to to have the material removed.

11选5图标下载CPS is once , and some schools still for this year.

Carol Felsenthal , the new head of the Chicago Teachers Union.

University of Chicago hosts , a conference exploring the relationship between photography and the American city, this Thursday through Saturday. It's in connection with the Art Institute's exhibition, .

In University of Chicago junior Eleanor Hyun explains how expectations and the "immense pressure in TV and movies to have college be the best social experience of one's life" made her first year on campus a difficult one.

11选5图标下载A details how CPS borrowed $1 billion in bond loans to theoretically save money, but the risky investments might actually .

Cardinal Francis George said some due to decreasing enrollment and rising costs.

is a multimedia exploration of the condition of the Chicago Public Schools, including a six-part documentary series, and collection of stories from students, parents, faculty and staff. The first episode, about how CPS became known as the "worst in the nation," premiered last night.

11选5图标下载A study found and their ability to produce students who meet academic standards.

11选5图标下载Robert Morris University plans to start .

11选5图标下载The University of Chicago is in favor of grants in an effort to for lower income students.

11选5图标下载Students graduating high school with at least a 3.0 GPA through a new scholarship program.

11选5图标下载 will be one grade at a time, beginning next school year.

CPS enrollment has for the first time since 1970, at least in part because of the closure of 50 schools in 2013.

11选5图标下载A planned school fair would options.

The University of Chicago that it's branch at the university, citing difficulties with negotiations and amid to what's seen by some as a .

Columbia College has the dubious honor of placing 11th on Washington Monthly's list of . Chicago-based DeVry University landed 13th and Shimer College was 16th.

Scientists at the Field Museum will be , although they ask that you leave the roadkill at home.

Mayor Emanuel has to name a selective enrollment high school after all.

11选5图标下载Lane Tech High School , even as it cuts the ribbon on a .

Jimmy Fallon will soon, after CPS students were able to read more than 2.7 million books as part of the .

11选5图标下载 for kindergartners, first-graders and second-graders so they can read for fun and spend more time with their families.

Despite about poor sanitation in schools, nearly 480 janitors will by Aramark, CPS's cleaning contractor.

Activists and teachers are in offering universal kindergarten for 4-year-olds.

Newsweek ranked in the country. []

11选5图标下载For 30 years, Jim Jozwiak has at schools with no band program.

11选5图标下载Only at Walter H. Dyett High School in Washington Park; the school is scheduled to be closed at the end of the year.

Chicago Public Schools designed by two high school students last month. Designers really .

Tomorrow is the for CPS students. The CTA and Sun-Times have partnered to provide on trains and buses to the students and accompanying parents Tuesday morning.

11选5图标下载Net neutrality and intellectual property activist is this fall, on .

on the Daily Beast's ranking of . Meanwhile, Lake Forest High School was ranked .

11选5图标下载Chicago Magazine put together a for their kids.

11选5图标下载Sept. 2 is the first day of school for CPS. Help underprivileged students start the year right by donating school supplies to .

Students are calling for CPS to give them a .

Chicago-based digital textbook rental company has raised , including some seed money this spring.

Since school choice was expanded in 2000, fewer kids are , WBEZ found.

11选5图标下载A potential University of Illinois professor lost the job before he started after he .

Researchers at U of I and UIC in social, life, and earth science had during field research, and that 20 percent reported being sexually assaulted. The problem is severe enough that it may be .

Fifth graders at in South Shore write in the Tribune about .

11选5图标下载 provides a as an alternative to gangs and violence.

Every wonder how CPS determines which high schools kids go to? .

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan yesterday two lawsuits filed against debt-settlement firms, alleging the companies had intentionally scammed people trying to reduce their student loans.

Chicago Public Schools is taking advantage of the new federal to give next school year.

A decreasing number of students of color at Chicago's selective enrollment schools in Chicago's public schools, writes Steve Bogira in the Reader.

Chicago Public Schools will be , including 550 teachers.

11选5图标下载Northwestern's Medill School is now known as the -- which is quite a mouth full. Might be why some of the school's .

Chronic absenteeism over the past three years.

A year after CPS closed 50 schools, truthout looks back at , including upgrading technology and increasing resources for receiving schools.

11选5图标下载 is a blog dedicated to documenting the "rich architectural and social history of Chicago's public schools."

The Reader's Steve Bogira examines the case for for the propsed Obama High School.

A Sun-Times investigation found CPS is showing which high school basketball teams and players were actually eligible to play this year.

11选5图标下载There used to be a team of truancy officers keeping tabs on CPS students skipping class. WBEZ's Curious City .

The Sun-Times is through a partnership with . The first one is about , written by a social studies teacher. (You might also be interested in GB's oral history project from 2010/11.)

11选5图标下载The Gate examines the effect of University of Chicago Police in -- from neighboring communities, for better or worse.

The SEC has with on a charter school bond by not revealing conflicts of interest. UNO is settling the charge by agreeing to outside monitoring and policy changes.

11选5图标下载Chicago Public Schools is holding a contest to . Sadly, it's only open to students in 6th to 12th grade.

There are a few errors in the Wrigley Field mural commemorating the park's 100th anniversary. Foremost among them is a photo of .

Principals speaking out against school closings and other CPS actions say a " keeps most school heads from sharing their opinions of its reforms.

designed by Columbia students will eventually be installed in two dozen high schools around the city.

The annual list is out, and , such as Barbie's résumé, a "Canadian tuxedo" made entirely of denim, and a barbershop version of "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins," to be performed in hobbit-Starfleet costume

11选5图标下载Yesterday, the House of Delegates to join the growing national opposition to .

11选5图标下载Loyola's are , 3-1 Saturday.

11选5图标下载Gary S. Becker, Nobel Prize-winning University of Chicago economist, . He was 83. In 2004 he started a blog with law professor and federal appeals court judge Richard Posner; was on March 3, on the Cuban embargo.

11选5图标下载The percentage of black freshmen in Chicago's top high schools ending a requirement that no school be more than 35 percent white.

Student activists at DePaul are the administration of involving one or more members of the school's sports teams. point to Cleveland Melvin, a basketball player who was earlier this year.

The City announced plans to in Stanton Park, just blocks away from where Cabrini-Green used to be. Needless to say, the announcement has rubbed many the .

A new in order to make sure they graduate .

11选5图标下载The Northwestern's campaign against the potential football player union, including mandatory one-on-one meetings with Coach Pat Fitzgerald, threats to cancel the construction of a new athletics center and warnings that a union vote would mean fewer employment opportunities after college. Additional details can also be gleaned from , as published by CBS Sports.

11选5图标下载The school board voted to and hand control over to the private . Teachers Union president Karen Lewis called it a .

11选5图标下载On May 3, DePaul is hosting , a daylong conference on the writer and director's works and the culture that surrounds them.

In latest school rankings , with Northside College Prep ranking as the 36th best public high school in the country.

11选5图标下载Mayor Emanuel surprised CPS officials and aldermen alike with a new mandate making it a top priority to .

As part of the massive , IDOT is currently rebuilding the Morgan Street bridge. UIC's Urban Transportation Center has so you can watch it happen. []

A explores the to Whitney Young Magnet HS.

11选5图标下载The team behind GB's has for a nine-week web series about education in the Chicago region. The while they wrestle with the transition to high school.

"Nocturnal Wonderland" will be the theme of .

The City has launched , an project to keep kids engaged and involved this summer.

11选5图标下载Chicago cops and firefighters go glove-to-glove in the boxing ring at the annual charity event. []

11选5图标下载Vice , many of whom were kicked out of other schools for issues of aggression and are at risk for ending up in jail or in a mental hospital.

Chicago has a , both human and otherwise.

Large likenesses of broadcasters Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, Steve Stone, Ed Farmer and Darrin Jackson this season.

Northwestern student Leah Bowman made a in hopes of landing an internship this summer -- and . []

11选5图标下载Three low-performing elementary schools ; if approved, their management and teachers will need to re-apply for their jobs.

, Americans believe , even once they've been debunked. Hey , maybe you should read this.

A U of C study on how to could help TSA agents suspicious travelers in the future (and you can , too).

Some parents of students at a Bucktown elementary school without their permission, during the recent boycott of the ISAT state tests.

11选5图标下载At the at Metro last weekend, took it to Mayor Emanuel for wrecking their neighborhood.

11选5图标下载As , some schools are making do with skeleton crews, leaving some for core classes for months.

11选5图标下载Two Chicago area business school professors helped coordinate a new study that demonstrates in scientific careers.

11选5图标下载 have enough parent applicants to fill the seats on their local school councils.

An app allowing users to anonymously message people nearby is , where officials are asking parents to delete from students' phones.

While two Chicago schools have of the ISATs, the Illinois Board of Education is that teachers who may face disciplinary action -- and warning parents that they have .

Loyola has a policy from being performed on its campus. The school paper by the president of one of the university's calling for the school to eliminate the ban. You can too by signing this .

11选5图标下载This of a professional development training session for CPS teachers truly boggles the mind.

11选5图标下载Students in Chicago charter schools are than their public school counterparts.

Teachers at a Little Village magnet school are to their students.

Hundreds of CPS students will as parents opt them out ahead of next year's transition to a new, national test.

Chicago investment executive Mellody Hobson and her husband, Star Wars creator George Lucas, are to support the creation of an arts center at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. The couple's donations make them one of . With this donation, the couple has given at least $50 million to Chicago institutions since they were married here in 2013.

is from the MacArthur Foundation to support its anti-violence research. Mayor Emanuel that the City will give the lab $2 million.

11选5图标下载Speaking at the here in Chicago last weekend, researchers warned against arising from .

11选5图标下载Two UIC professors wrote about why the faculty is going on strike next week.

11选5图标下载Summer will start a bit later for CPS students, as makeup days for this winter's closings .

The will discuss a potential from Gordon Tech High School to DePaul College Prep at a meeting today. Gordon Tech's partnership with DePaul University, which began in 2012, has been called one of the most "promising changes" to have happened to the high school.

11选5图标下载With below-zero wind chills expected to continue through , CPS will tomorrow as well.

CPS recommended the Board of Education approve applications for , while the CTU and protesters contend taxpayers' money should be .

11选5图标下载CPS is tapping into $21.5 million in extra TIF funds to , helping schools across the district meet minimum requirements for gym and art classes.

NewCity's is on newsstands, giving you a guide to classes and self-improvement options to get your year started on the right foot.

Chicago mag's Cassie Walker Burke and the BGA take a look at , former CEO of the United Neighborhood Organization, and

11选5图标下载As a result of the , Chicago public schools will .

CPS announced Sunday that due to the frigid temperatures. facilities and will be open. , , , , , the and most other universities canceled class today as well; is open.

A CPS technology coordinator who through fake equipment vendors was later , according to a just-released report from the Board of Education's Inspector General.

11选5图标下载If you're looking for a way to stretch your brain in the new year, is here to help with daily 5- to 10-minute lessons delivered by email.

11选5图标下载Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner touts his support for charter schools and the need for CPS reform -- but to get his daughter into Walter Payton College Prep.

11选5图标下载CPS wouldn't let open additional charter schools in Chicago because their Chicago Math & Science Academy wasn't meeting expectations -- but a state commission controlled by Speaker Madigan overruled and let them open , with more on the way. And somehow Turkish interests are involved, the .

11选5图标下载 used more than $100,000 in profits from its project to with , a site where you can fund projects in classrooms across the country. Maybe you should give a little, too.

When hundreds of charter school supporters came to a hearing at CPS headquarters - but - WBEZ reporter Linda Lutton was reminded of the 2012 rent-a-protester scandal.

This time it's just .

A: To pay U of C President , who earned in 2011. His salary also topped .

During halftime of their against the Cowboys last night, the Bears from his days as a tight end in the 1960s. It will supposedly be the .

11选5图标下载Chicago Teachers Union members and allies will converge on City Hall today at 4:15pm to give lumps of petcoke coal to several "Chicago Grinches" and demonstrate what CPS schoolchildren need for the holidays. The is part of to save public schools.

UIC's faculty union , although the group is still in negotiations for a new labor agreement with the university.

Juan Rangel, the CEO of the , is , months after it surfaced that UNO had awarded millions in construction contracts to companies owned by family of board members.

11选5图标下载After CPS successfully closed dozens of schools, activists in Bronzeville are focusing their efforts on .

George Lucas and Mellody Hobson to .

The board of the , a nonprofit which encouraged literacy and writing skills in under-served neighborhoods, announced due to lack of funding.

True to a promise made by CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, , although two will be moved.

UIC has for the Obama presidential library.

A push for Mexican folk music in the classroom could .

Chicago State University is an that's been critical of the administration.

Columbia College student Daniel Artaega founded to raise awareness of how the high school arts programs he says kept him out of gangs are .

Remember this spring when ? The students at Lane Tech High School who initiated the many were .

Mayor Emanuel is pushing for the Marine Military Math and Science Academy to in the West Loop.

11选5图标下载ChicagoSide ranks the of all time. You may be surprised that Derrick Rose is only seventh on the list.

The Chicago History Museum is by on Facebook.

Trees and plants left over from George Lucas's epic wedding at Promontory Point were used at a North Side school.

The man who discovered a trove of documents belonging to Harvard's first black graduate, , is if Harvard doesn't make him a better offer.

11选5图标下载 is offering a scholarship to its on Nov. 1 to one lucky Gapers Block reader. The bootcamp is like going to business school, only you skip accounting, you're done in one day and there's no debt. They have experts in law, finance, product development and professional client development to give you one-on-one attention to help you create your roadmap to start your business. .

The University of Chicago announced plans to that will capitalize on research done at the school and provide support to startups.

11选5图标下载Only about from closed schools have ended up in "welcoming" schools; instead they've scattered to throughout the city.

, physicists at the University of Chicago figured out how to , which were previously only a theory.

11选5图标下载CPS officials clarified their promise not to close any more schools for five years, saying they . Obviously, the .

Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism is for an internship program that places students in newsrooms after an investigation revealed the school provided students with a meager living stipend .

11选5图标下载Chicago Public Schools is looking into addressing overcrowding on the Northwest and Southwest Sides by .

11选5图标下载Jacqui Cheng reflects on her experience this summer, as part of Smart Chicago's -- and what it revealed about how kids use Facebook, Twitter, etc.

DePaul just opened its , designed by .

The Reader's Steve Bogira talked with three sets of parents about why made them make the age-old move to the suburbs.

11选5图标下载After closing 50 "underutilized" schools in June due to budget limitations, Mayor Emanuel recently for school upgrades and construction.

The completed a comprehensive independent review on Monday of the (UNO) charter school system's pension fund contributions, finding the charter operator had underreported employees to the fund and neglected to make pension contributions on behalf of 90 employees.

Just a couple months after closing 47 schools, Mayor Emanuel yesterday for a in the neighborhood -- -- to address overcrowding at .

11选5图标下载If gang warfare on CPS "" routes wasn't bad enough, there are also living on many of the routes.

11选5图标下载The students who were of the old Trotter's restaurant by the eponymous retired chef last week and date for their photography show. The exhibition will open Saturday at the in Lincoln Park.

11选5图标下载A study found that almost half of 3-year-olds and over a third of 4-year-olds , usually because they were sick.

Nobel Prize-winning U of C economist Monday. At 102, he was the oldest living Nobel laureate, and the field of law and economics.

CBS 2 is reporting that some corners on are not covered by workers and some workers are already quitting. []

Dave Stieber is answering questions about on the Guardian's website today.

11选5图标下载The CPS Board yesterday while , to show their opposition to school closings and budget cuts.

Tickets are now on sale for the annual event at . Get your drink on to help a neighborhood school.

After failing in its effort to prevent 50 neighborhood schools from closing, the Chicago Teachers Union is now setting its sights on the next round of state and local elections, where it could .

11选5图标下载The Oriental Institute currently has that ties current professions back to .

On the first day of school yesterday, Tribune photographer Brian Cassella and took photos.

The 's amazing bike-based library, the Bibliotreka, was in Logan Square. If you spot it, .

This morning will be the of the for CPS students and those .

In an , former CPS chief Jean-Claude Brizard said, "We severely underestimated the ability of the Chicago Teachers' Union to lead a massive grassroots campaign against our administration." []

A coalition of community activists is class on Aug. 28 -- the third day of school -- in protest of the treatment of disadvantaged students.

11选5图标下载The of librarians remaking the music video for the Beastie Boys' "" was at -- and there are , including Assistant Principal Damian R. Jones lip-syncing Michael Jackson's "."

Ald. Danny Solis told Pilsen residents Monday that the "" due to the poor condition of the building, while apparently dodging questions about why it had to happen under cover of darkness on a Friday night, .

Local filmmakers including , , , and have teamed up to make a about the aftermath of Chicago Public School's recent decision to close 50 schools. Students with will help with post-production.

The superintendent of the Evanston-Skokie School District his resignation last week to pursue "consulting opportunities."

WBEZ's Chip Mitchell to see what CPS left behind after shutting down the school. There's quite a bit.

Marbles the Brain Store put out a for "Tour the World," a track on its new kids album , featuring a hand drawn globe and illustrations by designer and ex-GB staffer .

Ben Joravsky talks with a CPS principal about how she due to budget cuts.

The executive director of the Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund tries to about the pension situation at CPS. Short answer: blame state legislators back in 1995.

DePaul University, Columbia College Chicago and Northwestern University all made The Hollywood Reporter's . DePaul came in at 21 on the list, while Northwestern and Columbia placed at 13 and 14 respectively.

11选5图标下载 former mayors, UIC opened its this week. Like his office on the Fifth Floor, it's accessible by appointment only, but WBEZ's .

Andrew Rosner, a member of the at University of Chicago, pops and locks in the Regenstein Library. []

Kanye West and Rhymefest are for at-risk youth on the South Side. The "" program will be run as a collaboration between West's and . []

Chicago Public Schools announced last night that it is more than 2,000 employees today, including . CPS blamed the cuts on stalled pension reform in Springfield.

At a City Hall news conference, Blaine Elementary Principal excoriated CPS budget cuts for "turning a full school day into an empty school day."

11选5图标下载Gigaom's Signe Brewster thinks public libraries across the country should and create .

11选5图标下载Missed this over the weekend: Mayor Emanuel has this winter if Chicago students read 2 million books this summer. Write your own punchline.

11选5图标下载The at the Harold Washington Library opened today. Jacqui Cheng at Ars Technica lets us know .

A by economists at Wheaton College and Northwestern found that since the 1970s, Americans have as the British have been.

Here's an earlier article by the study's authors, covering similar ground.


11选5图标下载The CPS school closures have left East Garfield Park with , and put the neighborhood's in jeopardy.

11选5图标下载 is Emanuel's replacement on the CPS board for Penny Pritzker, who was as the new Secretary of Commerce this week. Whet Moser digs into for the future of CPS.

11选5图标下载Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz talks about in the future. Interesting tidbit: the team isn't profitable and still won't be in the black this year despite the trophy.

11选5图标下载Seventeen-year-old lesbian Aleksandra "Ola" Wolan was at Lane Tech's senior prom earlier this month. She also won the school's in October.

is considering for a seventh period in an effort to make up a $1 million budget shortfall, after already cutting back on personnel. Meanwhile, the magnet school's math team recently .

The folks behind the app design and code school have launched , a nine-month "grad school for people who want to learn how to build software and start companies."

11选5图标下载A postman claims he was the at the hands of . A university spokesperson says .

MIT is as part of the .

The Reader has launched a new series focusing on , nearly 30 years after the went into effect and four years after it was .

Want to show your support for CPS students whose schools are closing? You can to one offering support and encouragement.

11选5图标下载 in Wilmette may soon find itself in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most sets of twins in a single grade. Two dozen sets are. (Thanks, Dee!)

11选5图标下载Admit it, you wish there was an adult version: in Lincoln Square is now enrolling for its for kids ages 7-15.

The , a charter school operator, has been picked to turn around six schools, despite 10 out of 12 "turnaround" schools it currently manages not meeting CPS standards. and politics behind the decision.

11选5图标下载It's not too late to for , the Community Media Workshop's annual media relations and education conference, which runs from 9am to 7pm this Tuesday.

11选5图标下载 are semifinalists in the , which are being shown live on at 1pm.

11选5图标下载Juan Rangel, CEO of , announced that he is from the political organization's board as well as the board of its charter school system in the wake of (). He'll remain CEO.

The () is .

A high school social studies teacher in Batavia after telling students they had a Constitutional right not to incriminate themselves on a survey about drug and alcohol use. has been created defend him.

11选5图标下载Joel Handley happened to at a fundraiser, and tried to talk to him about schools. It didn't go so well.

The Chicago Board of Education voted to -- all but the four removed from the list this morning. on all but , for which the vote was split 4-2.

Stay tuned to hear which CPS schools are closed by the Board of Ed. today, but there are rumors swirling about have . created a .

11选5图标下载WBEZ has made about the CPS school closure plan, including whether students' test scores are at the new schools. The Sun-Times editorial board says on the list should be spared. meets tomorrow to review the closure recommendations.

Protestors delivered petitions with 10,000 signatures against the school closings to City Hall and if their voices weren't heard -- and began chanting, "Hey Rahm, we're no fools! We won't let you close our schools." who blocked access to elevators.

11选5图标下载Remember the protest ? [pdf], which finds that the university was in the right, the protestors were in the wrong and the whole undercover police officer thing was was just a big misunderstanding. Still, the university promises to make some changes.

11选5图标下载The University of Chicago's has launched , a secure, cloud-based computing system that will allow researchers to .

Four students at are within the school , with help from the and . MECH Creations will manufacture trumpet mouthpieces. []

has $2 million budget this year, and asked 9,800 students to pay back 10 percent of the money they've received. While , students at other schools . (Thanks, !)

11选5图标下载Firefighters will be along the planned for the project.

The 2013 begins this Sunday. So far, the [PDF] is insane. (Then there's [pdf].)

A found that at-risk minority teens in Chicago who took a weekly workshop on improving judgment and decision-making .

"I think we should pause to appreciate the irony that Mayor Emanuel sends his children to a unionized private school while working overtime to break the public school teachers' union in Chicago." .

Last weekend, the held its last "boutique" date of the 2013 prom season, during which it , shoes, makeup and accessories to needy teens free of charge. If you have a donation to make for next year, .

is working to "provide a friendly environment for high school girls in the city of Chicago who are interested in technology." They're to make it happen. (Thanks, !)

Several hundred students at in protest of . Here's .

More than at UNO's 13 have on Thursday.

is opening a new campus at the 's this fall, and will move its north suburban school from Highland Park to Lake Forest.

Rachel Perveiler, a teacher at Finkl Academy, has on the back porch of her Little Village apartment.

to victory on the baseball diamond for decades, but one triumph has eluded him: the state championship. Could this be the year?

11选5图标下载In light of of insider deals at UNO, the state has to the charter school operator.

11选5图标下载Hundreds of CPS students Wednesday to as well as school closures.

has paid the company of an outgoing board member more than , the Sun-Times reports. It's far from the first time UNO's been caught up in a related to or .

The has of the , which landed in Russia in February. The donation was from a meteorite collector, and .

A new satellite branch of the will open in the Loop in 2015. . Meanwhile, you can visit the right now.

11选5图标下载 is a low-profile school. Its current president is .

How many students are waiting to get into charter schools? The quoted number is , but .

Mayor Emanuel announced this morning that he will immediately be all campuses of the University of Chicago (ranked by US News and World Report) and Northwestern University () in a gesture of fairness towards the devastating of CPS schools announced last week. "If I'm screwing over one group, it's only right to screw over all of them," he said in a breaking press conference at City Hall. Several charter universities are looking into buying NU and U of C's now-empty campuses.

11选5图标下载CPS students are tested early, often and with regularity. The Reader's Steve Bogira in Chicago Public Schools, and why some parents and students are opting out.

Despite Chicago State University's , financial aid , an
11选5图标下载 graduation rate, and their inability to hold on to , several of its administrators are getting .

Hundreds of protestors from Daley Plaza to CPS headquarters to the proposed school closings. Police who staged a sit-in in the street.

Catalyst , while the Sun-Times .

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If you're not able to make it to the Loop to watch the rally against CPS school closures, the .

The list of numbers 54; . Here's a map of the by community area.

11选5图标下载CPS is expected to today. UPDATE: here's a

In the wake of the , several of the graphic novel and . and do a good job of laying out just how badly CPS handled it.

11选5图标下载Lane Gunderman, a senior at University of Chicago Lab High School who was once homeless, is after making the finals in the .

11选5图标下载Chicago philanthropist Penny Pritzker in anticipation of being . CTU head about her departure.

provides a clearer picture of the criteria CPS is looking as it determines which schools on the semifinal list by showing you the data as well as other contributing factors.

Northwestern's law school (#12 nationwide) accepting fewer students, capping tuition increases and working harder to limit student debt to account for the popularity of law degrees in an market (other schools have already similar plans).

, the U of C's first significant arts initiative outside of Hyde Park, .

Eight school busses were stolen last night and driven to a West Side scrapyard. While they were quickly located by following their GPS signals, .

Ever wonder how the city reached the number of schools it could close? One big part of it is by . That number is far higher than the district's average and nearly 10 students higher than the state's average kindergarten class size.

If you've listened to or of the "" shows related to Harper High School shooting during last school year, and felt yourself thinking "Man, I wish there was something I could do to help." Well, rest easier because now you can. The school's administrators have started a fundraiser. They'd love to get to provide ACT prep classes, after-school programming, transportation assistance, college tours and more.

Columbia College has to offer a .

The U of C has after a protesting undercover officer . The school's president and police chief are distancing themselves from the events, so who produced the culture of surveillance?

11选5图标下载Michelle Obama came to town last week to promote , her healthy exercise initiative for children. The plan may be uncontroversial, but a fifth grade teacher says that the local implementation of the event resulted in some .

In U of C protest news, . The officer, who was dressed in plain clothes, carried a protest sign and even symbolically placed a sticker over her mouth, kept contact with the deputy chief throughout the demonstration while covertly probing demonstrators about their plans. UPDATE: The school's provost and president have announced an "external independent reviewer" to investigate the events.

High school basketball star Jabari Parker only recently where he'll play college hoops, but he's already thanks to Simeon Academy's deal with Nike.

11选5图标下载The U of C's and the want to know . The survey touches on civic engagement through art, music, work, worship, and research, and should take about 10 minutes.

11选5图标下载CPS is finally , closing two and putting .

Chicago Public Schools aren't the only ones contracting. The Chicago Archdiocese announced it is elimintaing 75 jobs and .

11选5图标下载If you're looking for something new to read or unusual books for collaging, kicks off today. The "good" books tend to go during the first couple of days, but what's left for free by March 1 is usually pretty interesting.

11选5图标下载's second installment of its exploration of youth violence in a Chicago high school . If you missed the first part, .

11选5图标下载 (not to be confused with or ), reports on .

in Buena Park once had hiding behind its simple street-side facade: shell-like . Sadly, they've since been to protect them from the elements. []

11选5图标下载In other student activist news, on Chicago-area university campuses.

It turns out that 's planned demolition of isn't its only public relations mess. In the face of , the university is , a university founder and namesake of Evanston implicated in the .

11选5图标下载Whet Moser delves into in Chicago.

11选5图标下载 has already posted .

Part two will air this coming Friday, Feb. 22.

Now that the NHL lockout is behind us, professors at UofC's Booth School of Business tried to determine . According to the researchers, a little Moneyball-style stats analysis could work wonders to find diamonds on the ice.


Chicago Public Schools released a list of yesterday. The Sun-Times editorial board things CPS should "" -- which it will do in the next round of ; CPS released a for determining whether to close a school. The Tribune has a on the list. CPS will release a final list on March 31.

Four aldermen called for during the 2014-15 school year so that the effects of pending school closures can be assessed. Meanwhile, the second in command at charter school operator UNO after the Sun-Times found he had to businesses run by family members.

While it's paczki mania in some parts of the city, at UofC it's all about , the 66th edition of which occurs tonight. online at 7:30pm.

11选5图标下载The Cubs and Northwestern have that will to Wrigley Field -- along with baseball and lacrosse.

11选5图标下载The city wants 2,000 more cab drivers, so Olive-Harvey College is hosting a free Feb. 7. Interview with cab companies and learn what's entailed to get licensed.

And that someone is whoever at Chicago Public Schools to parents about standardized test scores, instead directing them to a private website about women's sexuality.

Is it ever appropriate to say the n-word in a classroom? When a white teacher used it in a conversation about bullying and hurtful language in his all-black 6th grade classroom, , even though the kids didn't take offense.

The Reader's Ben Joravsky examines how the Emanuel administration is determining .

WBEZ's education team put together an interactive map showing all the since the 2001-2002 school year. Interesting to compare and contrast it with the Sun-Times's .

11选5图标下载Former US Senator (among ) in politics this week, and .

11选5图标下载Suzanne Velasquez-Sheehy, the principal of , is backed by the Gates Foundation.

Somewhere in the research halls of the Field Museum is , the earliest known 252 million years ago.

If your new year's resolution involved learning to dance, the has a deal for you. It's offering next week, Jan. 7-13 at its new in the Fine Arts Building.

Researchers at UofC have found that is determined at a young age.

11选5图标下载Thinking about trying something new in the new year? will let you dip your toe before diving in.

College dorm food is generally not that great. Unless you happen to live near . The UofC first-year runs a in various secret locations -- including dorm communal kitchens.

Parents of kids at Von Steuben High School about the portrayal of the school on the latest season of "."

11选5图标下载A obtained by the Tribune shows that Mayor Emanuel and CPS have had an idea of for quite some time.

11选5图标下载The of the package addressed to Indiana Jones that arrived at University of Chicago last week has been . It turned out to be a , which fell out of its package in Hawaii and was sent to the only visible address.

The University of Chicago received this week, addressed to , containing a copy of 's journal.

11选5图标下载Right now there are for needy classrooms in Chicago schools. Give a hand if you can.

A CPS-promoted school fair featuring "," advertised almost no traditional schools -- but still found space for .

11选5图标下载With some help from and DePaul grad students, 's about to launch .

11选5图标下载Northwestern is the in the country in terms of its endowment, . (Thanks, Dee!)

CPS is asking Springfield for . CPS's current deadline is Dec. 1, but proposed legislation would extend the deadline until March 31. The Dec. 1 deadline was chosen so that families would have . Legislation to extend CPS's deadline on Tuesday and now moves on to the the full House and Senate for voting.

The Sun-Times profiles , who grew up in Englewood and is one of this year's .

11选5图标下载The Tribune launched a series on this weekend. The full story is behind the subscriber firewall, but there's a summary of the findings .

Center Square Journal's Mike Fourcher wrote a column giving reasons why voting yes on the referendum on elected school boards is . GB's own Ramsin Canon argues that .

The NY Times reports on the through .

11选5图标下载 , the 's new multi-college dorm in Pilsen. Apparently, neither the writer nor the expert in the story know about in the South Loop.

CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett yesterday, as she announced plans to close as many as 120 schools. CPS released as to how closures will be determined; send feedback .

Are Chicago Public School students' low test scores a result of ? Megan Cottrell investigates in this week's Reader.

Since 2011, 35 percent of Chicago's schools -- due to improper food storage, rodent droppings in the food, and in one case, a live snake caught in a glue trap. []

from the Chicago-area headed to Wisconsin today to take part in the Mikva Challenge, a non-partisan organization, program. The students will spend the weekend learning about and taking part in the presidential campaigns.

Why is CPS ?

Crain's reports on whether is taking it the right direction.

A Whitney Young High School student dared to to a dance battle. The dean shut him down with his own footwork.

The Reader's Steve Bogira introduces two freshmen whose were about as different as could be.

DePaul has entered to oversee the Catholic high school.

Get to know CPS's new chief, Barbara Byrd-Bennett, through the ', 's, and . The Sun-Times offers , while Greg Hinz has on Brizard's departure.

11选5图标下载WBEZ reports on , a charter school bridging the gender gap on technical skills by .

Jean-Claude Brizard is following a brief, controversial stint as CEO.

Comedian Steve Harvey, whose is taped here, is giving young men (Chicago residents only) who live in female-headed households a chance to be part of the "," an interactive camp Nov. 16-18 designed to teach the "principles of manhood, leadership and community empowerment." The application deadline is Friday, Oct. 12 at 5pm.

11选5图标下载Whet Moser explores the correlation between . Chicago has one of the highest rates of lead poisoning in the country; here's .

11选5图标下载The gave to organizations encouraging news literacy among young people, with most of the money going to two dozen local organizations.

The Chicago Teachers Union officially with CPS, closing the chapter on the strike. WBEZ reports that thanks to the whole ordeal.

The University of Chicago announced it will do away with its for incoming students. For U of C has enforced the rule that students who cannot prove they can successfully swim 100 yards must enroll in a swimming course.

of our documentary series, , gets to know , a branch of the social service agency Envision Unlimited that provides Chicagoans with intellectual and developmental disabilities a disciplined studio practice in a community setting.

11选5图标下载The Chicago-based nonprofit is Boston-based, for-profit for trademark infringement, false advertising and deceptive business practices.

Students in the program produced , a collection of essays reflecting on this summer's violence

Big changes are afoot at Northeastern Illinois University. The radio station's student staff was , while two popular professors have .

its new six year plan. .

Later this year the U of C is kicking the out of its 50-year warren of rooms and relocating it to a former residence hall. In the meantime, has been following the process and producing , and other interesting tidbits about the bookstore. Background is available in .

CPS and CTU negotiators have reached a "" "" for a contract agreement. Stay tuned for details.

Striking teachers last night, as word that began to spread.

Gawker's John Cook provides a good (especially if you're from out of town) -- and suggests a radical solution to school strife overall: .

Director David Magill is using standardized testing to determine teacher evaluations, a major sticking point between the Chicago Teachers' Union and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Emanuel's children attend the South Side private school.

11选5图标下载A CPS teacher is doing ("ask me anything") from the picket line with the help of her husband.

The CTU strike is all over the national news, with coverage from , , , , , , and pretty much everyone else. Back in Chicago, .

11选5图标下载Now that the , one can view . Other student programs are available and after the break.

11选5图标下载The Lookingglass Theatre is offering during the strike; $65 a day to participate.

11选5图标下载Buzzfeed collected a few last night regarding the strike.

(CORE) released a video telling the history of teacher strikes from 1968 to 1987:

11选5图标下载"" CPS is implementing its "," in which 144 schools will provide supervision for part of the day, and many , community organizations, and libraries will provide activities and "safe havens" for students. Additional details about the conflict are available in the and .

11选5图标下载The Chicago Teachers Union is expected to today, and plans to across from City Hall on Labor Day. UPDATE: .

11选5图标下载The CTA will provide on the first day of school next week, thanks to a from the Sun-Times. And 500 students at five high schools will get through a $50,000 grant from philanthropist Wendy Abrams.

The University of Chicago department of admissions did on Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous hit song. Not nearly as over the top as the .

Chicago Public Schools and the Teacher's Union on Wednesday, with CTU giving its president and the school board approving a $25 million contingency plan.

Gov. Quinn chose the end of Ramadan to sign into law a bill that gives college students the ability to when they conflict with a religious holiday.

11选5图标下载It's hard for parents to figure out when the family moves. Hard enough that CPS has created a to aid the process.

If you're intrigued by suburban companies moving back downtown (including ), you may be interested in Forgotten Chicago's "," which will visit several midcentury suburban corporate campuses. Their upcoming looks promising too.

of Bears' defensive end . If they're his, let's just say he wasn't hired for his grades.

11选5图标下载The is recommending parents from classrooms led by gay or LGBT-friendly teachers.

The Pritzkers' Hyatt Hotels Corp. is receiving a $5.2 million TIF as part of the on 53rd Street. The seven schools surrounding the TIF district are losing $3.4 million from their budgets -- which happens to be the about the amount that CPS loses in property taxes because of the TIF. Meanwhile, Penny Pritzker serves on the CPS board. .

is good way to help students in need. They're gearing up for their annual back-to-school event Aug. 22; a sends a kid to class with a full backpack.

, according to a recent survey from Newsweek and The Daily Beast. If the U of C is no longer , consider (long a staple of the typical UChicago wardrobe) a collector's item.

11选5图标下载Whether you're hanging on to the last days of summer or begging for them to end, the start of the school year is almost here. Since expensive school supplies are a burden for low income families, for you to sponsor a child for the start of school, or the whole year. Own your geekery, and let some kid know the joy of sharpening brand new pencils this year.

11选5图标下载 is taking over part of St. Scholastica Academy this fall, and will open a charter school . St. Scholastica will continue to run a until its currently enrolled students graduate.

CPS and the Chicago Teachers Union last night in which the district will hire 477 new teachers to help offset the longer school day. Negotiations continue on the overall teachers' contract.

Both the Board of Education and Chicago Teachers Union , moving the CTU a step closer to striking. (.)

Bring a new children's book to in Lakeview, and it will grace the shelves of 's library. Next Door'll see your book and raise you a backpack full of school supplies, which will be donated to .

A "" concept from is among the finalists for a on GOODmaker. Vote it up!

? Learn how now, and it might later.

11选5图标下载 is a startup created by Jeff Scheur, an English teacher at Whitney Young High School, that aims to and writing skills.

aims to be a .

If you've got a kid who's nearing school age and you don't want to move to the suburbs, can help you figure out for the best school options.

11选5图标下载UC's annual gets a lengthy profile in .

11选5图标下载Apparently, has had . The team that oversees them .

CenterSquare Journal profiles , the "historical search engine" at .

11选5图标下载A suburban teacher's math question claiming the Packers are "a much better team" than the Bears got .

11选5图标下载If the sticker on the back window wasn't enough to let other car drivers know you graduated from U of C, the school's alumni association wants to know if you want .

The garnered votes for strike authorization from more than 75 percent of its membership, the . Ramsin explains in Mechanics.

Sho Yano, who got a full ride to UofC's Pritzker School of Medicine and received his PhD in molecular biology at 18, .

11选5图标下载Calling it "gangster-style clothing," 37th Ward Alderman Emma Mitts introduced , sideways baseball caps and excessive jewelry at Chicago Public Schools. Saggy pants are already against CPS dress code, but the rule's enforcement has been lax in recent years.

is asking you to help determine who will speak at the conference in 2013. ; you've got until Monday, June 4.

at Northwestern and the University of the Michigan Law School have set up , which collected of wrongful convictions over 23 years.

11选5图标下载On May 7th and 10th, Open Books partnered with Chicago Public Schools and took their volunteer Reading Buddies and Booksmobile to several elementary schools to offer pop-up book fairs to eager young readers who had participated in the program all year and achieved their literacy goals. That these are students who don't often get to enjoy the gift of a new book only sweetened the deal and, as the photos show, enthusiasm never waned, rain or shine. Interested in becoming a ?

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11选5图标下载, UofC's a capella choral group, placed fourth in the national finals with of "We Found Love," "Titanium" and "Little Lion Man."

11选5图标下载DePaul officials are for stolen CTA train maps after the DePaulia published about the "rite of passage." You can directly from the CTA. []

Columbia College's president, Warrick Carter, announced that he will . As , Carter led the school's aggressive real estate purchasing campaign. He made headlines earlier this year for during a Q&A.

11选5图标下载Chappell Elementary is holding a for Japanese children affected by last year's tsunami. The school, , is starting a Japanese studies program next year -- and the principal's been selected to participate in an educator exchange program sponsored by the .

11选5图标下载Naomi Schaefer Riley, a blogger for the Chronicle of Higher Education, was this week after she accused the of NU's Black Studies doctoral program of being "."

11选5图标下载 into the that Chicago area schools are the second-most segregated in the country.

11选5图标下载The of our documentary series explores the 24th annual Model United Nations weekend hosted .

The produced a video of local LGBT teens

11选5图标下载 to increase (CTPF), which is currently underfunded by millions of dollars. would allow $270 million to flow into the CTPF but, after that, state contributions would fall to ten percent of what it provides to the Teachers Retirement Fund, which is for teachers outside of Chicago. If the bill were to pass the senate it would still need to find support in the Illinois House. by the Teachers Retirement System (TRS) of Illinois adds an element of question to the debate.

11选5图标下载A student at Uptown's Uplift Community High School that students at the school are responsible for increased violence in the neighborhood.

Malcolm X College will be moving into a in 2015, and its current one will as well as city arts organizations.

Despite , the Chicago Park District saw for summer camp on Monday.

The Adler Planetarium is hosting a , 24 hours of serious creative geekery, May 12-13. to join in the fun.

11选5图标下载This December, basketball fans will have a new local event to watch: the , which will pit some of the country's against the best locally, including Simeon, Whitney Young and De La Salle.

's new media policy is so overreaching that .

Kenwood Academy senior for didn't win that contest, but it's .

11选5图标下载Yet another unexpected : fewer young families are able to move to the suburbs for better schools.

University of Illinois president Michael Hogan, whose brief tenure had been by faculty over his management style, resigned today. His last day is July 1.

With the primaries over, the next election to focus on is local school councils for Chicago Public Schools March 23. CPS has created to see whether anyone's running for yours, and and are devoting full coverage to elections in their neighborhoods.

The University of Chicago is for the . Job requirements include being able to play the carillon for 30 minutes straight and "ability to climb 235 winding stairs to reach the playing cabin without medical risk required." Pay? $50 per performance. []

The listing, for posterity (click to enlarge):

And a sample of what you'd be getting into:

11选5图标下载, an all-girls' school founded by by the Benedictine Sisters in 1872, will .

You can celebrate the wonders of 3.14159 with special offers on pie thanks to the efforts of the and .

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11选5图标下载Columbia gets for the recent announcement that it will get rid of an independent Fiction Writing Department, and the contract of longtime Chair Randy Albers. Inside Higher Ed that may have gotten this whole "prioritization" thing going.

11选5图标下载The Sun-Times has to see if your neighborhood changed CPS socioeconomic tiers.

11选5图标下载Robert Duffer writes an on the "curious case" of Columbia of Fiction Writing Department Chair Randy Albers.

found that wearing a white lab coat, associated with attentiveness and carefullness, that involved attention-intensive tasks. []

The Chicago School Board all 17 schools under consideration.

11选5图标下载As the school board meets to consider closing or "turning around" up to 17 CPS schools, a study finds that , and WBEZ reported on the possibility that CPS has a policy of it's considering for closure or turnaround -- as far as 10 years in advance of any decision.

11选5图标下载There's a at Lake View High School, Ashland and Irving Park, in support of the schools on CPS's short list for closure and turnaround. The rally will then march up to Mayor Emanuel's home.

A group of parents, students and supporters have occupied . The group's was released just before midnight on Friday via Occupy Chicago, and has been established inside the school.

The is for infractions ranging from untied shoelaces to bringing Flamin' Hot Cheetos to school, raising nearly $200,000 last year.

The Chicago Architectural Foundation recently launched , a free online tool for aspiring young architectural designers. This month, CAF introduced a for high school students, challenging them to redesign their cafeteria.

The McCaskeys have to save Crane High School, "Papa Bear" George Halas' alma mater, from closure.

visited yesterday, following their as part of The People Speak, Live!

and the Office of Arts Education have teamed up to create , a map showing arts programming at every public school in Chicago.

Chicago hip hop artists Sev Seveer and Defcee launched , a youth-mentorship organization set on "breaking down stigmas around the culture by working with parents and teens directly." Two of the program's participants just released the organization's pilot project, .

In Mechanics, Megan Doherty chronicles at East-West University.

After working for President Obama's reelection campaign, strategist David Axelrod will be to work for a new political institute at U of C beginning next year.

Dennis Kass teaches history at a Little Village high school. But he's also a lawyer, and for the past four years, he's offered to students and their families through the .

11选5图标下载Mayor Rahm Emanuel will hold another Facebook town hall meeting on January 23. Emanuel's virtual town hall was the first of its kind from a sitting mayor. Chicagoans can submit education-related questions online .

Want to teach yourself how to be an architect -- or at least how to design like one? can help.

Watching the Clock

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists hosts its third annual next Monday, Jan. 9, after which they'll if deemed necessary. It is currently at six minutes to midnight.

11选5图标下载A law passed by Illinois congress in August takes effect today, allowing school officials to suspend/expel/discipline students for, whether it be a blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

by blasting Justin Bieber's repetitive tune, , between class periods, forcing classmates to fork over the dough to get it off the intercom.

11选5图标下载An internal UIC found that the amount of leftover cafeteria food on plates after each meal the school served collectively produced enough food to feed 200 people each day.

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11选5图标下载Sen. Mark Kirk says nine of the top 10 high schools in Chicago are charters. .

The City put , making a little easier to sift through. It also includes each school's .

Two Chicago schools, and , were awarded the for excellence in education this year. Roscoeview Journal talks with , about his school's accomplishment.

11选5图标下载, a site for putting together "learning playlists" of tutorials and informational pages, launched this week in alpha.

Scientific American: []

Amish-raised, . That's in Chicago Public Schools from now on.

How'd that "Jersey Shore" academic conference at UofC go? and report.

The Associated Press visited the , which gives South Side kids an opportunity to work and gain .

11选5图标下载The is this Friday. There is and still time to register.

The University of Chicago is the in the nation, according to . Northwestern is . (Thanks, Dee!)

11选5图标下载The made a big move from rural Pennsylvania to Hyde Park in 1926, where it has been located ever since. That's going to change by the end of the year, when.

11选5图标下载 officially launches today. It's a site for crowdsourcing knowledge to help collectively teach a variety of subjects, from salsa dancing to chemistry.

11选5图标下载Alan Lake , director of in Mechanics.

Education startup has to get Mayor Emanuel to teach a class. If he does, Dabble will donate all proceeds from the proposed $20 tickets to charities supporting education.

The is hosting its at the end of next week for the first time since 2008. It promises more than 10,000 books at $5 a pop.

CPS is temporarily canceling its program, leaving students without guidance from educational luminaries , and some deserving folks too.

Chicago-born and -educated researcher for his work with two colleagues on immune system diseases and treatment.

11选5图标下载Give your kid the five-star treatment, at school. The city will implement a for early childhood programs beginning in July 2012.

11选5图标下载After six more schools started a longer day on Monday, . With, um, , the administration's two month push probably can't be considered a resounding success...

11选5图标下载CPS has launched to and feedback on the plan.

11选5图标下载Incoming DePaul students are introduced to the city with a course called "Discovering Chicago," which covers various aspects of the city. This quarter, there's a new segment: "."

blossomed into a program after a Chicagoland pediatric therapy group and a nanny agency came together. The first-of-its-kind program helps train nannies to care for children with all different types of disabilities.

11选5图标下载 is holding one of its volunteer orientation sessions this Saturday, Sept. 17. For helping out at the school, volunteers can earn credit towards free classes or concert tickets. Full details at

11选5图标下载If you can't wait for , should help build some excitement. Paper titles vary widely, from "'You Dirty Little Hamster!': The Abject and the Monstrous Feminine in Jersey Shore" to "Situating the Situation: Psychogeography, Mimetic Desire, and the Resurgent Indo-European Trifunctional Paradigm in Seaside."


is offering a graduate-level class class for , to try considering a career in education.

11选5图标下载 returns to Wicker Park after a fire destroyed their community center 3 years ago. The new 5,250-square-foot facility features state-of-the-art A/V labs, sound stage and gallery space. A is slated for September 29th.

Each year, the awards grants to Chicago organizations that support youth in education, art and civic engagement. This year, the Trust has set up the for the greater Chicago community to "shine a light" on worthy charities and select projects that deserve a grant. The nomination phase is happening right now!

Elmhurst College is now asking prospective students .

Most Chicago Public Schools start back on Sept. 7, but there are a ton of teachers who are lacking some sadly basic items for their classrooms. If you have a couple of extra bucks to share, you can be a hero and help. For example, Ms. J's kids , Ms. S's kids , and Mr. W's kids .

11选5图标下载That's the slogan of , a company started by some UofC undergrads to .

11选5图标下载For a few days this summer, a group of girls went to to learn about manufacturing. The Girls Adventuring in Design Engineering and Technology Camp focuses on girls between the ages of 12 and 16 and is the only that is is funded by national organization. Antigone Sharris, an engineering instructor at started the program. Can't wait to see what these girls make.

The City has started proceedings to in Humboldt Park RT-4 residential. Ald. Reboyras says it's so that it can become an "on-campus park" for Grand High School next door, but neighbors are skeptical.

11选5图标下载The have been quite a bit over the years -- the latest being Rep. Dan Burke's award of a scholarship to a former secretary's daughter who of the program. Gov. Quinn has been trying to get the scholarships eliminated.

University of Chicago fourth year Mitchell Kohles , the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, to a race. How did Mitchell do? Let's go to the tape, err, .

CPS head Jean-Claude Brizard has proposed a hike to help cover the school budget, as well as ; not surprisingly, . Brizard was answering callers' questions about the tax and everything else.

isn't until October, but tickets are hard to come by. You'll have to .

, the nonprofit founded by Maggie Daley, four days before Mayor Daley left office.

11选5图标下载In Mechanics, Monica Reida of getting a student into the CPS school of your choice, and why Mayor Emanuel might have picked a private one.

The NFL lockout just ended, but Phoenix Arizona Cardinals running back is apparently still opting for the backup plan: the former Northwestern Wildcat retired to .

Loyola University unveiled for its namesake Red Line station. Work may start as soon as next month. []

Groupon and CPS have to offer a "" deal tomorrow through Thursday -- buy it for $12 and provide a needy student with school supplies. (, from 2005.)

11选5图标下载Joravsky and Dumke delve into surrounding the city's charter schools.

The final Space Shuttle this morning, and on it were goldfish eggs -- part of created by .

The Reader looks into how a CPS teacher could go in a year.

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The Whittier Parent Committee began their sit-in anew at the fieldhouse last night. Workers delivered debris containers to the site, and according to , police have arrived to arrest people who are blocking access. We have a reporter on the way; meanwhile, follow in Mechanics.

11选5图标下载While CPS with the Whittier Parent Committee, Ed Hammer says .

School's out -- what's next? Chicago Parent11选5图标下载 for your kid to spend the summer that let them get hands-deep in grubs, paint, plants and more.

11选5图标下载Reports are coming in that a demolition has arrived at the Whittier Elementary School fieldhouse, which parents and community members last year. Earlier this week the CPS board decided to to allow the community to take over the fieldhouse. We've got a reporter heading down and will update as the story unfolds. UPDATE: . UPDATE 2: .

11选5图标下载The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago contains a little-known , which features some .

The Whittier School community is once again gearing up for a fight, as the new CPS board decided to reached to renovate the outbuilding that had become an ad hoc library and community center.

11选5图标下载Michigan Avenue is currently by a / protest. Former GB staffer/current CTU organizer Kenzo Shibata is . (Thanks for the correction, !)

11选5图标下载Roxanne Martino was from the Notre Dame University board of trustees over donations to and the .

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The keynote speech at the is a conversation between and of "The Wire" and "Treme" fame. .

Now this is a .

At 4pm today, the University of Chicago will placed in the Research Institute Building's cornerstone in 1950. You can .

11选5图标下载Lightning struck in Rogers Park this morning and took out some poor defenseless chimney bricks near Pratt and Greenview at the . Luckily, no one appears to have been injured. Transmission contributor Dan Snedigar took .

is working to stop a contract change that could lead to the firing of 56 U of C staff housekeepers. Their latest effort was .

See, people are getting good jobs in this economy! Former mayor Richard Daley will become at the Harris School of Public Policy at University of Chicago starting in July; his primary task is to use his sizeable Rolodex to coordinate ten guest lectures.

Computer scientists at UIC co-developed , a system that helps researchers .

11选5图标下载 launched today, offering Chicagoans the opportunity to take a class on something they've always been curious about -- and also to try their hand at teaching something they're passionate about.

Rapper Nicki Minaj played at yesterday as part of the project.

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is Chicago's representative in NASA's , preparing to put an experiment on board the very last Space Shuttle flight.

11选5图标下载That's right, the Museum of Science and Industry is looking for a .

11选5图标下载 the U of C's new , its Grand Reading Room . So if you know someone affiliated with the school, maybe you should give them a call.

Wired thinks University of Chicago's new is pretty cool -- especially that fetch the books.

11选5图标下载The controversial human sexuality class at Northwestern () in the fall, the university announced yesterday. At least one Wildcat .

11选5图标下载A U of C student is looking for startup funding to hold ," so if you're looking for some real discourse on Guidos, Juiceheads, and "GTL as a practice of the self and way of life," this is the event for you.

The () for largest scavenger hunt.

Interim CPS chief Terry Mazany for improving the city's schools today. Catalyst collects .

11选5图标下载Northwestern grad Stephen Colbert will from the school during commencement June 17. Think of it as a delayed two-for-one special.

Tomorrow night is s annual ; this year's [PDF] of tasks includes " a glass of red from Osama Zin Laden vineyard" and " Origami Bin Laden." Those crazy kids.

At the turn of the last century, the recorded 179 languages and 544 dialects from around the Indian subcontinent and Burma. The Digital South Asia Library at the University of Chicago recently digitized two dozen of the phonographs and .

is a publication by Northwestern students studying abroad.

A pattern emerges as you look at the Chicago News Cooperative's . The zooms in on Austin.


Mayor-elect Emanuel named to . The rest of the CPS leadership team is .

This time, the problems at include .

11选5图标下载Some CPS schools have in an effort to promote healthier eating. Students and parents are, of course, not all happy about this.

Chicago unions and charter schools are exploring new territory .

Northwestern officials now accuse journalism professor David Protess of to lawyers and the dean of Medill. The Reader's Michael Miner gets . (Previously: 1, )

11选5图标下载CPS students .

11选5图标下载The is considered one of the most free-thinking colleges in the country, if not the world. But describes the firing of and links it to her political thoughts related to how the United States media covers the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

11选5图标下载Chicago Sojourn takes , the city's largest high school. []

11选5图标下载Alderman Reilly convinced Northwestern for the for 60 days. Of course, the won't move out until September, so that might not be much of a concession.

11选5图标下载A CPS teacher is in hot water after she took a picture of a student's and .

After being relieved of teaching duties, Northwestern journalism professor has that he will as a non-profit continuing the work of the , which he founded.

UChicago Hookups, which just a couple weeks ago, has already transformed into and is now , with Brown launching next week.

Dan Sinker for his twitter project; meanwhile, the academic community continues to of a journalism professor becoming "part of the story."

by spending time in and around Woodlawn's .

Well, win the opportunity to earn one, anyway. Lake Forest Graduate School of Management is , and the payoff for 50 contestants is a scholarship to its executive MBA program. The catch? You have to have been laid off since Oct. 31, 2009. See the site for other stipulations.

Northwestern has Professor David Protess, head of the , from teaching an investigative reporting class in the spring quarter amid in one of the project's wrongful conviction cases. .

Apparently not satisfied with (), UofC students have created , "where fun comes to thrive." []

, a non-profit working to reduce student dropout rates in North Lawndale and nearby communities, holds its annual fundraiser tonight at the

11选5图标下载Northwestern and to provide email and other services for its students is alleging the applications are inaccessible to students with vision impairments and constitute discrimination.

Chicago loves student design contests. The latest one will feature a CPS high school student's design on 10,000 reusable bags to be handed out at farmers markets. .

Columbia College and USC have teamed up with YouTube to create "" to train students in digital media. To be one of the 10 students in the YouTube-Columbia College Creator Institute this summer, .

After years of resistance to adding another professional program, the is collaborating with the to create an engineering program -- .

11选5图标下载The president of Northwestern has into the motorized sex toy (aka "fucksaw") demonstration in a recent human sexuality class. (.) Meanwhile, Rachel Rabbit White got from the people who put on the demo.


UofC economics professor received some attention for his tracking 600-plus from pre-school into adulthood to gauge the impact of different education practices.

11选5图标下载A popular Human Sexuality class at Northwestern was treated to last Monday. Some are not amused, but the school's administration has stayed quiet on the issue, claiming that watching a woman get aroused in front of 600 students falls under "the broad range of academic freedoms."

While the protests in Madison continue, Chicago has its own labor fight in the works. The is arguing granting public school employees the right to form unions for contract negotiations. The argument is seen as particularly controversial because defines charter schools as "public."

11选5图标下载A healthier lunch is only good for kids if they eat it -- and apparently . More food discussion .

Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism and McCormick School of Engineering announced today the creation of the , funded by a four-year, from the Knight Foundation.

Founder Sue Khim describes as "Lending Tree for student loans" -- it allows you to quickly compare your school loan options side by side and pick the one that's right for you.

11选5图标下载Watch Chicagoland turn darker on this of adults with college degrees.

...not exactly, but to crack down on problems stemming from NU students living off-campus. (.)

11选5图标下载In an effort to control the community stemming from Northwestern University students living off-campus, the City of Evanston is a long-unenforced law that prohibits more than three unrelated people from living together. The ordinance, which will take effect July 1, was originally intended to shut down prostitution in the city. Somewhere, is writing a song.

The Women in Science and Engineering Mentoring Initiatives at UIC received a for excellence in science, mathematics and engineering mentoring.

11选5图标下载Set aside some time this afternoon to pore through the 's stacks.

Chicago's youth send .

Area schools are finding ways to keep Martin Luther King, Jr.'s message .

11选5图标下载Catalyst Chicago has launched on the subject.

is a college-oriented anonymous "flirting facilitator." Peek at what passes for passes at , , , , , , and others.

The deadline for "" is this Friday. Taking place February 24th at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, the event aims to "spark girls' curiosity about engineering and science, and showcase career opportunities." [PDF] -- act now!

11选5图标下载The Museum of Science & Industry will of the third edition of Body Worlds exhibit. "" opens March 18. Meanwhile, the is currently hosting a rival show, "."

11选5图标下载The University of Chicago in online brand presence. On the other hand, UofC is only number two -- University of Wisconsin is tops.

Several of the top mayoral candidates met yesterday to discuss their plans on education. and have reports.

On any one day, our latest subject in the will find herself in a room with up to 20 children who may speak any mixtures of English, Spanish, Arabic or Polish.

Some Whitney Young students are at UIC.

11选5图标下载Northwestern University is offering a class this semester called No word on whether or not Roger Sterling's is listed on the class syllabus.

11选5图标下载About 100 graduate assistants at UIC in October and November due to the way the university is interpreting tax codes.

is ranked as being the most vegan friendly "small" school in . but was promptly defeated by Northwestern.

Dexter Chaney, a third grade teacher at Ryerson Elementary School in East Garfield Park, is the of the .

Mayoral candidate City Clerk Miguel del Valle that if elected, bullying in Chicago schools and community policing will be priorities for his administration.

Catalyst's latest issue takes a look at from an education standpoint.

11选5图标下载Local coffee roaster is now providing IIT with a custom blend: .

is hosting its (free!) tomorrow night. Try your hand (or foot) at everything from go-go dancing to songwriting to banjo playing during the evening of free classes, workshops and performances.

Columbia student Tanisha Pina created as for students. Their confessions range from to to to .

Columbia College 820 S. Michigan Ave., the . The company, which is the publisher of , will move out within 18 months as part of a cost-cutting strategy.

11选5图标下载 that Terry Mazany, currently of the Chicago Community Trust, has been appointed the new chief of Chicago Public Schools, succeeding the outgoing Ron Huberman.

11选5图标下载 a "replicable, low-cost, durable, practical laptop charging" device for Haitian primary schools, 95% of which do not have electricity. They just for their work and are to implement the project.

The Reader's this week is about Yung Tae Kim, aka , your favorite .

11选5图标下载The has against the and another 11 districts for violations.

charter school students transferred out last year, Catalyst reports. Listen to with Catalyst's Sarah Karp and WBEZ's Linda Lutton about the topic on "Eight Forty-Eight."

The as an exemplar of what's happening in college admissions, where the number of applicants to many elite schools is skyrocketing.

Our from a Chicago school teacher is up in Mechanics; this week, a Spanish teacher at tells her story.

11选5图标下载The Sun-Times story is , but cause they already on Oct. 6.

11选5图标下载Because they're still widely available, .

Things are tough for the kids up in Evanston. Northwestern's administration first chastises them for in front of neighborhood kids, and now for Halloween. The holiday is "a time when the normal thoughtfulness and sensitivity of most NU students can be forgotten and some poor decisions are made."

11选5图标下载Researchers at Fermilab are that the universe we know and love is nothing but a hologram. Check out the .

Since the , .

11选5图标下载Today marks the start of , a new in Mechanics, sharing the firsthand stories of teachers in Chicago schools. Micah Uetricht interviews .

11选5图标下载 by current University of Chicago sociologist and three former U of C sociologists, , and , to draw attention to a renewed emphasis on studies of poverty and culture.

Northwestern student Katie Singh in the show's next tournament.

CPS chief Ron Huberman and Ald. Danny Solis with the Whittier School protesters to for ending the sit-in and establishing a library for the school.

The is accepting entries for its annual vehicle sticker art contest. This year's theme is "Education Is Key." The winning entry will be displayed on over a million windshields next year, and will net its designer a $1,000 savings bond. (Nine runners-up will receive savings bond prizes, too.) The contest is open to Chicago high school students and runs through Nov. 5. For official rules, entry forms, and ideas on how to get started, click .

The U of C recently publicly announced that it .

A London betting agency has put U of C's down as a .

11选5图标下载Speaking of home, the Whittier school occupation just got a little more politically interesting with to the occupied field house.

, the CEO of the , is planning to leave his post well before the election of the new Mayor . UPDATE: .

In Mechanics, we've got contrasting perspectives on the new film, Waiting for Superman: one from a , one from a .

If you've been Whitter Elementary School . You may be happy to know that the parents are continuing to and have filled with donations and are getting training from librarians so they can run it themselves. And they have no plans to back down .

11选5图标下载Groupon wants to help put a "" (a baby parented by a couple who used a Groupon on their first date) through college.

11选5图标下载So far in the battle to save Whittier School's Fieldhouse, we've mostly heard from the adults on both sides. In Mechanics, Cinnamon Cooper finds out .

11选5图标下载Some from the Wall Street Journal inspired by the unfortunately vocal U of C law professor who on $250,000 a year.

At various times Monday and today, , the police and demolition crews have shown up at the Whittier School Fieldhouse, which is currently being trying to keep the building standing to serve as the school's . Anne Elizabeth Moore has been reporting from the scene and telling the story .

Smithsonian magazine has organized a national this Sept. 25, and the . Many of the other are also participating; download a ticket .

11选5图标下载Wonder how your local public school is measuring up? The Tribune has an easy site for you to .

is of the contest, earning it more than $175,000 worth of cash and prizes.

11选5图标下载The reopened last week after an extensive renovation.

Odd that it's launching at the beginning of the school year rather than the end, but promises to be "life orientation" for post-college.

Chicago Public Schools start the new school year on Sept. 7. Check out in CPS classrooms looking for a little help.

Northwestern's , , and are collaborating to offer ", a free six-week interactive course that will bring together journalists and programmers. It starts Sept. 15, and , so it may have already filled up; if it proves popular, chances are it'll be offered again.

11选5图标下载The Museum of Science and Industry will be a month from today -- better get your tickets now.

11选5图标下载 gets and as tries to develop . For what it's worth, the ranks 12th on the list and ranks 65th.

U.S. News and World Report has the University of Chicago ranked at no. 9 (shared with Dartmouth College and Duke University) and Northwestern University at no. 12 in their .

11选5图标下载 are created to freeze the amount of property tax funding stuff like parks and public schools. Now the wants to direct TIF money to Chicago Public Schools. Hmmm......

Hadji Bakara, the former keyboardist for Wolf Parade, is in U of C's Department of English Language and Literature.

Experimental Station's refurbished bike shop/youth education program, , just that requires them to bring in new donors. Help out .

11选5图标下载Layoff notices went out earlier this week for hundreds of Chicago Public School teachers. is meeting with CPS today to determine exactly how many, but the number could be as high as 1,500.

Rumors that Fermilab's particle accelerator has , the so-called "God particle," unfortunately.

The NYTimes with a headline that makes less sense the longer one thinks about it.

The NYTimes notes that the 's has .

IT training program gets some attention from .

We've got soccer on the brain in Tailgate right now -- especially a local program that teaches both teamwork and communication skills through a combination of .

11选5图标下载's recent rebranding got some attention at logo blog .

Lauren Rivera, a professor at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, looked into how nightclub bouncers determine and who stays outside.

Kanye West, Common and Lupe Fiasco for students at three Chicago Public Schools that improved their grades, behavior and attendance this year.

11选5图标下载Unlike the US Census, the Department of Education's survey of students' race or ethnicity doesn't include an option for Latino/Hispanic (or Arab, for that matter), forcing Mexican-Americans and others to or some other inaccurate option.

Chicago Public Schools is apparently on the search for that could help teach students each day, sans teacher supervision.

11选5图标下载CPS security guards rather than keeping the peace.

All incoming students .

is raising money by auctioning off .

11选5图标下载The New York Times uses The School of the Art Institute's Fashion Department to .

The $6.1 million left over from donations to the Chicago Olympic bid is funding 's programs for inner-city kids. As the : "World Sport Chicago is the only remaining legacy of Daley's Olympic quest."

Thanks to an effort bringing Michigan-grown fruits to Chicago Public Schools, one child encountered his first .

11选5图标下载A the 's cancellation of ' talk at the university for "safety reasons." The administration's of the speech was against the wishes of the school's , who invited Ayres to campus.

The will be left with zero11选5图标下载 "top-ranking" officials who have classroom experience after their chief education officer, Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins, .

11选5图标下载This Sunday at Northwestern University, comics creators, graphic novelists and education experts lead a on using comics to teach reading and increase literacy in the classroom. It's organized by new local nonprofit . Free for educators, librarians and comics professionals.

Robert DeNiro's Tribeca Enterprises is now in Flashpoint Academy. The media arts school will now be known as . Does this mean we'll see more of DeNiro in town? []

just north of the city got a surprise in its old-fashioned "Eggs to Chicks" exhibit: .

Ever wondered what it takes to get into the U of C's ? .

11选5图标下载A University of Chicago group is taking discussion of education beyond of the classroom and wants you to participate. is a free conference seeking to bring together those interested in education with Chicago education experts, from of the to . You can , if you're so inclined.

The Shoreland Hotel, once housing for University of Chicago students, . The developer that bought the historic building in 2008 for $16 million has hired , the same architect behind , for the apartment conversion.

The man who piece by piece from a West Side high school is .

Staff at Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 . A new policy that went into effect this week also prohibits online gaming with students as well as communicating with them via text message. []

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11选5图标下载While everyone is discussing healthcare, for four-day school weeks to reduce government spending.

11选5图标下载The NY Times profiles , its new president and to orient the school towards service and the alleviation of poverty in DuPage County.

The is finding itself in an interesting political game with , a charter school supporter. Steans is of the as a quid pro quo11选5图标下载 for earlier union concessions.

11选5图标下载The Sun-Times and CPS want to know why had to change , which is more than three times as many as the next highest school.

11选5图标下载Are you the master of ? Form a team of four (or sign up solo and meet new friends) for — a flip cup tournament on 3/27 at Mad River benefiting . Beer, food, entertainment provided. .

As a perk of the job, UIC's new chancellor has a nice townhouse that recently underwent , which is not sitting pretty with students and staffers facing .

Grace Groner, a woman who lived in an austere one-bedroom house in Lake Forest, to when she passed away in January. The origin of her fortune? Stock purchased for $180 in 1935.

Well, here are of reviews, including highlights involving "testicular virility" and Thomas Jefferson.

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is 20 years old this year, and celebrated by launching , a forum asking tough questions about the city's schools.

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IIT's student body is 73 percent male -- so ? Get an engineering degree and get your man!

11选5图标下载Finance Committee Chairman Edward Burke today. If approved by City Council, Chicago Public Schools will have to find another way to .

11选5图标下载Probably ever called them that, but a t-shirt featuring the Bulls' Luc Longley, Bill Wennington and Will Perdue is . []

of that features reject art. The art will be sold from its collection to purchase more desired pieces, but visitors can still cast their vote on what they think is good, bad or just plain ugly.

11选5图标下载Columbia's is now open for classes, so , the first class held in the space.

11选5图标下载As if didn't have enough problems, State Representative and the institution have some explaining to do after a $25,000 sculpture owned by the school .

11选5图标下载The Sun-Times discovered a flaw in the new economics-based CPS admissions categories, due to their .

All but three of 's first semester staffers .

The U of C's applications for undergraduate study .

11选5图标下载Last year, Judge Richard Posner, one of the U of C's most famous professors, -- basically the opposite of the storied . The New Yorker and the rise of in this week's issue.

11选5图标下载The University of Chicago's dean of admissions when he shared with potential applicants an admissions essay that likened the university to a lover. Students and parents on that the essay was praised while other similarly creative ones get ignored.

After more than 70 years of projections, the Adler Planetarium its "" show for the last time on January 3.

The NYTimes and what changing to a different criterium might mean.

Ariana Huffington, of the , will be . It's free, but you'll have to RSVP -- and if you want a seat, you better do it soon.

can be awarded to -- even -- with , an investigation by a team of Columbia College Chicago journalists in collaboration with Illinois Statehouse News found. Read even more coverage on .

For the second time in a , the entire west campus of (Ashland to Damen) is without power, with the exception of the , which is running on a generator. The upside: studying for finals via candlelight is so romantic11选5图标下载. UPDATE (10:45pm): electricity restored, but heat and hot water are not working.

11选5图标下载 wants us all to know about .

Chicago Public Schools has a chronic truancy problem, but the students aren't the only ones who skip school. FOX Chicago's Mark Saxenmeyer analyzed CPS records from last year to find out how often teachers were absent from school -- and how often those absences fell on Mondays or Fridays -- and . []

To celebrate the release of Crescat Graffiti: Vita Excolatur11选5图标下载, a book of graffiti found in U of C's Regenstein Library, author/photographer Quinn Dombrowski has launched the -- do something nifty with the graffiti in any medium by Dec. 20 to be entered. See for full details. []

Members of the at are after contract negotiations broke down over tuition waivers.

Police have that President was found in the Chicago River near the Merchandise Mart earlier today. Update:11选5图标下载 Early investigation has determined that .

11选5图标下载After a new school for Altgeld Gardens to a gang victory, in the area may be the best way out of a sticky political situation; big emphasis on

Elementary school students in Oak Park, Naperville and Villa Park are learning early about making "" on their environment. They're recycling, composting food scraps after lunch and sending far less trash to area landfills.

Thanks to the program, over 250 Chicago high school students will meet with reps from over 50 colleges and universities at UIC today. Admissions decisions and a million dollars in scholarships ! Check the eligibility guidelines to get some high-schoolers involved in time for next year.

Research from student reporters in Northwestern's Medill Innocence Project has overturned convictions and reopened cases. Now they're being with a subpoena. .

The Committee for Safe Passage to Schools is trying to organize next week, after at the school yesterday.

11选5图标下载 is getting in light of the violence at Fenger High School, but Beachwood Reporter's , likening it to the failed DARE anti-drug program in the '80s and '90s. Related: a we ran last summer.

is a project at Northwestern's Intelligent Information Laboratory that might one day . Of course, that'd just mean more time for sportwriters to be columnists. []

Salon has at Fenger High School about what life is like for students from Altgeld Gardens before and after Derrion Albert's beating death earlier this month.

That's .

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is at the University of Chicago. His invitation has been on campus, and a variety of groups to the event. Two counter-protesters are also present.

An update on in the very early days of GB: became the youngest-ever person to earn a doctorate from the University of Chicago when he -- at age 18.

Chicago Treasurer and a panel of experts are targeting the Chicago college community [PDF] to advise students on overwhelming credit card debts and a lack of budgeting skills. Register here. Oh, and bring credit card offers to shred to win a shredder, because what college student doesn't need one of those?

Michael Salmonowitz makes a case for . Meanwhile, while Arne Duncan and Eric Holder were in town to discuss youth violence.

11选5图标下载Bernadine Dohrn, , reminds us that "Were this in Colombia, the Congo or Myanmar, we would recognize that children who are recruited into warring groups by much older adults to fight as child soldiers must be disarmed, demobilized, rehabilitated and reintegrated into the community."

11选5图标下载In The Daily Beast's first ever attempt to rank the of the 55 largest cities in America, comes in tied with St. Louis at a dismal #24.

11选5图标下载 about the $30 million CPS plan to combat student violence.

George E. Smith, of the three winners of the Nobel Prize in physics . He is the 29th Nobel Laureate in physics to be affiliated with the university.

that at least 540 people on the Chicago Public Schools payroll make more than CPS chief Ron Huberman -- to the tune of nearly $1 billion.

, a free enrichment program for Chicago area high school students, is happening tomorrow. The , so if you know any high school students looking for something different to do, .

11选5图标下载Joey Feinstein, founder of , is in 's . The program seeks to support those who "those who instigate lasting, positive change in their communities." Climate Cycle definitely does that.

Chicago Journal focuses on academic architecture as and in the South Loop.

11选5图标下载Harnessing the freaky cool power of , the shows Chicagoans . But it also goes way further, showing maps of poorly performing schools, , and even support groups like churches and universities, all to pinpoint areas in which organizations should create and nurture tutor and mentor programs.

11选5图标下载Today is the first day for . The total cost? $277.8 million.

The about a $40 million given to Chicago State that the university didn't ask for was good -- and awfully familiar to readers of the Chi-Town Daily News, where . [] UPDATE: Ironically, the Reader's Michael Miner reported today on the .

US News spent some time in Chicago and profiled , , and . Apparently, that constitutes a "Road Trip" these days.

The Wall Street Journal's recent look at college endowments , which has the in the country.

11选5图标下载Bill Clinton told a group of college administrators at the Palmer House that , giving Columbia College and UIC the chance to discuss their .

11选5图标下载About that Chicago alderman who he used his clout to get his daughter into Whitney Young High School? Yeah, Mayor Daley's

11选5图标下载The Chi-Town Daily News reports that the City Colleges' television station, WYCC, produced "" and allegedly fired the station manager when she complained.

11选5图标下载 launches later this year as a place for students to find internships, and businesses to find interns.

The Trib lets you to see if students from your high school have the political backing to get into the U of I. If that doesn't excite you, you can also .

Historically, the South was the area with the highest test score differential between white and black students. .

11选5图标下载The folks over at ApplyWise think the University of Chicago's Hyde Park campus, with its gargoyles, Gothic facades, and house system, . []

11选5图标下载As coed dorms--or --become a reality at , some .

A staffer at the University of Chicago recently decided to document a going on at Regenstein Library, with highly entertaining and, at times, results. []

11选5图标下载The thought of year-round school is enough to make any elementary school student pound his or her head on their locker in anguish. So if you hear repeated banging coming from the vicinity of in North Lawndale, you'll know why.

The U of C's Main Quad will be , including converting its streets into pedestrian thoroughfares. A map is also available .

Students from will be , which goes right past the East Lakeview school. and aren't so happy about it.

Did you know... , a U of C alumnus and WWI war hero whose image graces , is featured in Wikipedia's section today?

Last week, New Yorker writer Atul Gowande delivered .

Chicago Public Schools intends to in an attempt to close a $475 million budget shortfall. Everyone from janitors to management could lose their jobs. CPS CEO Ron Huberman's will eliminate half the positions within the next two weeks and the other half over the next year.

is kicking off the summer season with a series of short class sessions. Instead of the usual eight-week session you can sign up for a quick four weeks of music or dance. And looks amazing; everything from the music of the Muppets to cardio samba. There's probably something in the list that'll appeal to your inner rock star, so check it out and sign up for the next session before classes start (by Monday, June 8) to get a discount price.

11选5图标下载 at the University of Chicago recently held a talk on participatory economics and finance, and it's . Learn something on your commute for once.

U of C student Steve Saltarelli has founded Men in Power, the U of C's first and only men's advocacy student group. He first proposed the group for the Chicago Maroon back in March. The Trib has .

Was this U of C student's about the springtime sartorial choices of his fellow Maroons sexist and misogynistic? That may depend on you've read.

11选5图标下载A report in several media outlets (including ) says that the head of the CPS is pressuring principals to support the city's . , of course, denies it.

While researching about , the Reader's Whet Moser unearthed a (NSFW, obviously) maintained by a library employee.

11选5图标下载"After Graduation: Creating Opportunities for Employment, Education, and Community & Family Involvement" is the focus of this year's at DePaul University on April 28. It's designed for those with chronic illness and disability, as well as those who work with them - and this year's keynote speaker is Karen McCulloh, executive director of at the . Get more .

The Chicago State University student newspaper, Tempo, , despite in which it is alleged that the newspaper's advisor was fired and the newspaper has been threatened with censorship and budget cuts following articles critical of the administration.

here in Chicago is using something called to track and increase students' involvement in class.

at the and its troubles, now that the and are [PDF] for the construction of CTS's new building. CTS is moving to make room for the .

In case you missed it, CPS CEO Ron Huberman was the Friday night guest on "Chicago Tonight". Video of his appearance is available on-line .

Speaking of the U of C, the oval outline of its new Helmut Jahn designed is finally recognizable, as you can see for yourself .

11选5图标下载Yesterday IIT announced its and basketball teams to free up resources for other activities.

What was your school lunch like? The wants your "" -- and you could win a panini maker for it.

11选5图标下载The will be opening in Skokie on April 19. You may to the or get a sneak peek by for the on April 2.

Can't make it down to the but want to learn more about mummies? The University of Chicago Magazine created that combines photographs, CT scans and interviews with researchers to examine the Institute's 2,800-year-old dummy -- without cracking the seal.

Speaking of the Drosophila Research Conference, the Tribune has a fun look at some of .

, director of College admissions at the University of Chicago, from the job in June. at the U of C as a full-time teacher, writer, and researcher.

11选5图标下载That's how much the U of C's estimates gun violence .

11选5图标下载Following the murders of three South Side students in one day, CPS may soon be paying attention to gang boundaries . Perhaps Huberman's experience with the CTA will pay off after all...

There are changes afoot on Mayor Daley's , with current board president .

11选5图标下载Yesterday, , leaving more than a few students a little less confident about the CTA.

11选5图标下载In A/C, Lora Gordon profiles the .

The has for the university's . The group got the idea from an earlier Chicago project, .

11选5图标下载Newly-installed chief (and former ) was booed today by a crowd of parents, teachers and community officials upset about plans to .

of U of C's nuclear claim to the first nuclear fission, and uncovers some faulty math instead.

The rumors have been confirmed. . Reaction runs from to to .

11选5图标下载The Mayor is for Arne Duncan's old job at CPS.

The US Senate has just confirmed CPS CEO as the next Secretary of Education by .

11选5图标下载Chicago Public Schools has the list of 16 schools that will be closed, relocated or consolidated at the end of this year.

The University of Chicago is the in the small school category for the . The University of Washington and George Washington University are at the top of the large and medium school lists respectively.

Chicago Public Schools , 22 of which remained unopened five months after the purchase. This purchase and other actions in a report issued by the CPS Office of the Inspector General. []

Ah, there's nothing more exciting than an , like the one between U of C economist and Freakonomics author and Northwestern Northeastern criminologist on the subject of black teen murder rates. Levitt criticized Fox for "ominous reports he produced about juvenile homicide...in the 1990s." Oh, snap!

has put together , from Benny Goodman and Nat "King" Cole to Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco.

Has the "Chicago school" of economics, as championed by Milton Friedman, by the current economy and political climate? .

As many as 20 CPS schools could be by the next school year. The list of affected schools will be released in mid-January.

11选5图标下载Starting next month, male and female students at the University of Chicago will be permitted to in university dorm rooms.

Northwestern's didn't do itself any favors by .

Morton O. Schapiro has been as Northwestern's new president, effective September 2009. Schapiro is currently the president of Williams College and an expert on "the economics of higher education," which is , as he was the ninth highest-paid college president in the US last year, raking in a $515,000 paycheck.

CPS alum Brad Harbaugh has assembled performed .

11选5图标下载The U of I is generating controversy with the , .

11选5图标下载Vote now for your favorite design for . It's theme is "Dog Friendly Chicago" and all the stickers were created by Chicago Public School students.

The former in Long Island is now .

11选5图标下载Know a University of Chicago student or alumnus? Know two or more? Print out these for them to enjoy during the holidays. Then stand back and watch the geek-tacular fun ensue.

Yesterday, IIT announced . The system promises to "virtually eliminate" power outages and allow the university to sell excess electricity, all the while saving at least $2 million a year.

It may not be worth $300 million11选5图标下载, but I'm sure the U of C is happy to .


In an unusual turn of events, a student group is sponsoring . One of the reasons, apparently, is that it inspired at least one student "to be a complete man."

That's right, offers elementary school students [right side of page].

11选5图标下载I bet you're wondering what happens to all the furniture, supplies, and appliances used by Obama campaign offices now that the election is over. Wonder no more: they're being . Two-hundred offices across the country have already donated or have pledged to to schools in their communities via .

The University of Chicago's just announced a . If you want the information straight from the source, .

If you love pregnant seahorses, endearingly floppy manatees and cephalopods like I do, you'll be excited to learn that every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday during the month of November (except Wednesday, 11/26), the will offer and discounts on inclusive packages.

The city's high school once again nabbed the top spot in a . But the news wasn't all good: Chicago schools also claimed 42 of the 50 lowest scoring spots on the list as well.

11选5图标下载 has released their list of the 25 most expensive colleges for the 2008-2009 school year, and Hyde Park's own University of Chicago comes in at no. 18 with $48,588 (tuition plus room and board). []

Mayor Daley has apparently pulled the plug on plans for aserving gay and lesbian students.

11选5图标下载The has received a to create a biotech education program for junior high/high schools to the tune of $5 million over five years. The program, sponsored by , includes the creation of a Biotechnology Center of Excellence and two new schools. And not a moment too soon as local reach Third World-levels.

If you're not blogging yet and still want to try, there's that's right up your alley.

Bowing to pressure from politicians and donors while citing "safety reasons," the University of Nebraska .

11选5图标下载The controversial "" program's first payouts totaled $265,986 in cash rewards to 1,650 students at 20 participating high schools for good grades in five subjects. While it sounds like quite a bit, none other than Mayor Daley offered some perspective: "."

The controversy over the U of C's proposed is in the news again following alongside a member of the Institute's faculty committee declaring .

11选5图标下载One of 20 new school proposals unveiled Wednesday, the Pride Campus of Social Justice High School , with its promise to provide a safe, "gay-friendly'' atmosphere to students. []

Chicago Public Schools CEO as Secretary of Education? That's the buzz according to local education publication , which cites Duncan's role as an education advisor and close friend to a certain Barack Obama.

Staff at the were surprised to make the presidential debates, particularly when their sought-after projection system .

We're all feeling the economic pinch, but Chicago schools are really11选5图标下载 feeling it. You can help fund educational projects through , where you can search by neighborhood, topic and grade level...and help buy kids a new microscope, workbooks or even an area rug to spruce up a dull reading corner.

, "the world's largest science celebration," kicks off today and runs for the next year. Check out the website for events happening around the city.

11选5图标下载The new CPS/CPD project will , but the real story is the ridiculous "CRIME" graffiti photo used in the article.

High schoolers who are homosexual, bi-sexual, or questioning their sexuality may soon have a school of their own. The Greater Lawndale Little Village School for Social Justice to the Chicago Public Schools for a Social Justice High School-Pride Campus to open in 2010. A community hearing will be held at the Center on Halsted on September 18, and CPS will make their decision by the end of October.

The Tribune's school newspaper experiment, The Mash, debuts today in Chicago Public Schools. . (Previously.)

So, Reverend Senator Meeks' boycott of Chicago Public Schools , and he'll be leading supposedly 125 buses up to New Trier High School in the northern suburbs -- which is playing along by , rather than the main one (good thing; there's nowhere to park up there.)

11选5图标下载NASA named another telescope after a U of C researcher, and . The article also provides a list of other U of C affiliates similarly immortalized, from Chandrasekhar to Hubble.

11选5图标下载State Sen. Rev. James Meeks says the boycott scheduled for the first day of school in Chicago is still possible. , Meeks was told a meeting time would be planned this morning (Wednesday) to discuss matters, but the meeting has yet to be scheduled.

11选5图标下载A U of C researcher discovered . Other than being the biggest find from that era, it also shines significant light on the life of humans when the desert wasn't actually a desert.

11选5图标下载You know it's not a good day for the Gov when he .

11选5图标下载The University of Chicago's is .

11选5图标下载 aims to be the , running from September through the end of next August.

Chicago Public Schools finally has . If you want to let 'em know what you think, .

The New Republic on .

U.S. Department of Agriculture , some of which led to the deaths of rabbits and dogs.

I guess coming up with a "valid new theory of trading" .

11选5图标下载's a good place to start. class begins Sept. 9.

U of C graduate student discovered evidence that to have eyes on one side of their head.

11选5图标下载An update on : the Chicago Teachers Union is , Ted Dallas, on allegations of misspending.

Ashley Martinez, a 12-year-old CPS student . Well, at least her family will enjoy it...

Well, for Chicago it's a green school initiative, but some media companies are teaming up to fund some .

The U of C's plans to create the are .

The Tribune is , inexplicably named , just for Chicago Public School students.

, the independent school publication, reports on the recent influx of minority students into suburban school districts and the challenges both groups face.

"No, I take Marx very seriously; I think [the computer] alienates the worker from his production—I do not understand. With a typewriter, I hit a key, and it goes bam." . (Full transcript .)

11选5图标下载The 's takes place next week, so don't forget to . For an outside perspective on the conference, .

The Daley commencement brouhaha is really picking up, with Northwestern President Henry Bienen telling a student, among other things, ""

11选5图标下载Mayor Daley. .

11选5图标下载Undergrads from the University of Chicago have launched the of the site of the , aka the "White City." The students are following in the footsteps of another famous who's been in the news a lot lately.

The Center on Halsted will host a for "Dottie's Magic Pockets," billed as the first children's program for kids in gay and lesbian families. The show features puppets as well as real-life families. Bert and Ernie approve.

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Did your high school get closed or torn down? . []

's proposal for the addition to the U of C's would definitely be . More details are available , along with these thoughts about the design: "The hesitation is: 'Where is my large, drab rectangular box to have books stored in?' This is very different, but it will still do what that box was going to do."

In Waukegan, the staff aren't catching students hacking on school computers, they're .

A senior got caught hacking into the school's computer system. How did he get caught? Staff walked around the school and .

Illinois Congressman is sponsoring a bill to ban access of in schools and libraries, citing . The is among those who are opposed to this legislation.

11选5图标下载Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have created of .

According to an email sent out to those affiliated with , two buildings, Lewis Center and O'Malley Place, were evacuated due to bomb threats. Update11选5图标下载: Information is also .

11选5图标下载The buzz is growing over The recent to cut off wireless Internet access in classrooms. Something about students chatting, checking email or playing solitare during class...

Some of the greatest minds of our future have been to tackle the pressing problem of zombie attacks, thanks to the UnCommon Fund, a program designed to provided funding for, um, unique student projects. Other proposals that received modest grants include a clothing-optional Halloween Party. OK, to be fair, are a bit more serious.

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Thanks to Ariel Capital, students at get to . Don't worry, they don't get to touch it until sixth grade.

A by finds that the faulty enrollment projections are leaving principals with a cash crunch/teacher shortage.

Famed author , the inspiration behind , was one of the recipients of a . His , and they've launched to help make this happen.

CPS is now considering .

Chicago-based nonprofit is supplying 500 Chicago elementary schools with over the next two years. Go ahead, .

11选5图标下载The 's 8,600-square-foot rooftop garden is .

11选5图标下载Mayor Daley just announced that the 4,500 cameras in 200 (out of over 650) buildings The Department of Homeland security is reportedly picking up the $418,000 bill.

Henry S. Bienen, president of Northwestern University since 1995, . NU has dedicated to his announcement and legacy.

11选5图标下载While some Newberry Library seminars started earlier this month, plenty of Winter/Spring term courses (in subjects ranging from genealogy to mystery-novel writing) don't start till some time in March, or even April. Click for details about classes and schedules.

11选5图标下载Like so many other , NIU .

11选5图标下载 is a non-profit that allows you to select which educational project you would like to donate money to. There are ; as you do your taxes, consider putting a little of that refund toward furthering a kid's education.

The launched their today. The result of a massive research, redesign and restructuring effort, the new site , instead of simply lists of links. This is the university's first major online facelift since 1999. (See for yourself via the .) Give 'em your feedback .

District299, Alexander Russo's excellent blog on Chicago Public Schools, recently .

11选5图标下载Starting May 8, you'll be able to swing by the and visit , a new exhibit featuring a .

11选5图标下载Five West Chicago eighth graders were . Because, you know, a "student who sneaks into a bathroom for a YouTube shoot could slip and hit his or her head on a sink and be seriously hurt."

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The is closed today, but it will reopen Saturday and introduce for the remainder of the month. Happy 75th!

Congrats to Carlos Kenig of UChicago, in mathematics for "important contributions to...nonlinear dispersive partial differential equations." Where's my prize for typing that correctly?

If you haven't checked it out already, you may want to swing by the and check out , the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign entry in the .

While the "Renaissance 2010" program (or "Ren10") is nearing its goal of opening 100 new schools by 2010, almost half of the communities identified as the most in need of high-performing schools have yet to get them, according to the

Class are cancelled in Barrington today due to

Wanna see "nerds" beating the hell out of each other? Head over to the where their Fight Club-esque is hoping to body slam the image of 90-pound, slide rule-wielding weaklings. Not everyone is in awe of the physical spectacle. "We come almost every week, mostly to laugh," said one second-year student.

11选5图标下载Hundreds of eighth graders in Chicago are this year to get into the city's high schools. Up next: Grade school prep courses for kindergarteners.

11选5图标下载The Tribune has compiled an of the 2007 season for the Mooseheart Red Ramblers. Complete in three parts, with supplemental and photos. Suburban high school football at its most enthralling.

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11选5图标下载U of C palentologist, and beautiful person (1997 edition), recently unveiled the remains of a heretofore unknown dinosaur. Called , and described as a "cow of the Mesozoic" and "fern mower," due to its herbivorous nature, Sereno and his team discovered the fossils in the Sahara desert in Niger.

11选5图标下载The University of Chicago that will study everything from "painting of the 18th Century ... to the history of hip hop music." It promises to have a public presence, so hopefully we'll all have some more interesting events to attend soon.

11选5图标下载 teacher has become something of a celebrity education blogger at the NYTimes "" blog sharing the real world challenges of urban educators. His most recent entry .

Considering the periodic uproar to "," it's more than a little amusing to see the . Teachers began using their shiny new @cps.edu addresses on Nov. 1st, and 5th - 12th graders will be getting accounts throughout the school-year. is using from .

11选5图标下载Chicago is in public military schools (we'll have six by 2009). Advocates say the schools build better students through military history classes, regular uniform inspections, and marching drills. , however, think the military is taking of a school system composed largely of nonwhite kids from low-income families.

Learning opportunities both offbeat and conventional fill the Fall/Winter calendar at , Chicago's self-proclaimed "Lifelong Learning Center". Can't afford to escape the cold and vacation in a warmer climate this year? Sign up for the "Out of Body Adventuring" seminar and astral-project yourself to Cabo San Lucas for the weekend. Or just learn how to paint, write a screenplay or become a private investigator. Classes start now and run through March 2008.

The "Highly Unofficial Scoop on Chicago Schools11选5图标下载" AKA -- is moving to to create one consolidated powerhouse of a Chicago education-news resource.

The that lets you measure your high school's performance against schools statewide. It's nice to see the tippy top of the list loaded with Chicago institutions.

Three Chicago-area college newspapers : Columbia College's , the from the College of DuPage, and the University of Chicago's .

Someday this equation will make sense, if . Anderson would "love to see a little college town develop" around IIT's Bronzeville Campus, and in the meanwhile is charging ahead with efforts to improve student life and the school's national profile.

11选5图标下载's first fall term has already started, but the second fall term begins the first week of November and ends right before Christmas. Classes are weekly (with Thanksgiving week off), 7 to 10 PM, and cost under $100 for the term. If you like Woody Allen dramas, outlaw couples, movies out of Hong Kong, or Howard Hawks movies (and who doesn't?), you still have time to enroll. You can find more details .

Hobnob and hear the stories and tips from Chicago design heavy hitters at the e this October. This one-day event, featuring , and , will be composed of discussions on design, entrepreneurship and inspiration. it's $399, so see if your office will pick up the cost.

and grace the Forbes with tuitions of and , respectively. Note that a good portion of the Forbes information about Latin is incorrect. []

11选5图标下载One in four of Chicago Public School principals are new this year. Chicago Public Radio's David Schaper to see what challenges she's facing.

11选5图标下载 students reported to school this week in record numbers with . CPS managed to record this eventhough their . The most eye-catching CPS stat of the week comes from the : .

Feeling jealous of all the kids going back to school this week? You can join them (sort of) by signing up for a seminar at the . Courses range from genealogy (of your family or your Chicago house), to literature (Dickens, Joyce, Shakespeare, Garcia Marquez, and others are featured), and also include history, art, music, philosophy, and creative writing. Courses start mid-month or later. For more information, click .

11选5图标下载Oh, indie t-shirt buyers! You can do more than support the economy when the new opens on September 14. You'll also be able to take basic design classes and advanced design workshops conducted by .

11选5图标下载 (check out his , and more background on "") will be in Chicago next week . Rumor has it that a Fab Lab installation will be setup at for public consumption, but nothing has been officially announced yet.

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A University of Chicago has devised based on whether you shoot black or white men holding cellphones, wallets or guns.

11选5图标下载In 69 of the 87 that were deemed to be failing for two consecutive years, .

Sustainablog offers on to revamp graduate programs in Architectural Studies and Interior Architecture that focus on sustainability. "Green is the mainstream," says Sustainablog's author.

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11选5图标下载 is to help raise money for , a nonprofit working to increase the visibility and stability of arts education across the country. Each brush is signed by the artist and framed in shadow boxes (a few even come with drawings or books). Check out for photos of the brushes and the artists' works. The auction is , and ends this Friday.

In an interesting move the stating kids will need to attend school if they want to be able to drive.

Starting on Sunday, the , and other organizations will initiate "" at the . Throughout its run, topics will include "How We Peoples Make a People's Atlas of Chicago," "How We Grow: Self-Education and Urban Farming Gathering" and "How We Brew/Bake/Mead Etc Cottage Expo."

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, controversial professor of political science at DePaul, has been . Read about the situation. UPDATE: .

President finally talked about , and generally dismissed the problems . Apparently, we can rest assured that sloppy record-keeping with state funds will not continue. She didn't say that we should go back to not paying them any attention, but might as well have.

The University of Chicago was -- anonymously. The gift will launch the new Odyssey Scholarships program, which will serve students from low- to middle-income families. Due to the size of the gift, almost a quarter of enrolled students will benefit from it at any given time.

11选5图标下载Car, that is. A couple of weeks ago, IIT's Armour College of Engineering in the student . They in overall points, but more than doubled their previous speed record. They have their eyes on first place next year.

Bloomberg's recent review of Johan Van Overtveldt's book about the University of Chicago Department of Economics has , alongside some interesting information about the department. If you like what you see, you may want to .

The Reader and efforts to improve it. You might also be interested in , awhile back in Drive-Thru.

11选5图标下载Here's a list of the , otherwise known as "the kids everyone wants to sit next to in Science Lab".

The Knight News Challenge has been kind to Chicago. Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism received to create -- such as , creator of , who also received a grant and has left the Washington Post to start . Geoff Dougherty of (recently redesigned) also received a grant to continue his citizen journalism project. UPDATE: Also, Daniel Sinker, co-editor and publisher of , received a (thanks, Mark).

There is a good chance that some of you readers are educators or know an educator and that you've got some ideas about how your politics and your teaching could be better aligned. An impressive collection of leftist education organizations have banned together to produce this summer's and the deadline for cheap admission is coming up on the 21st. Be sure to check out the national conference June 21-24 here at the .

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The , in which 32 students were shot in one morning, caused immeasurable grief and a justifiable uproar. Curiously, less notice is given to the fact that have been this year alone.

11选5图标下载Looking for something to do this summer? How 'bout a project? Classes start soon for , , and .

A substitute teacher at a Chicago elementary school thought it would be a good idea to show the R-rated film Brokeback Mountain to an eighth grade class. Not surprisingly, .

11选5图标下载South Shore High School students were given stacks of paper and drawing utensils and the single question, "Which Chicago do you live in?" The maps they drew were reviewed to assess the kids' consciousness of their relation to space, perception of where they live beside where power resides (i.e., downtown), and more. The results were .

Elementary students at the Lab School have been building their favorite pieces of the Chicago skyline in Joyce Carrasco's class for more than a decade. from the class of 2004-2005. Dibs on the Morton Salt building! []

Following last year's teacher firing, Chicago Public Schools to more than 775 probationary teachers on Friday.

11选5图标下载, former CEO of the and candidate for the governorship of Illinois, . Vallas plans to return to Chicago, but the rumor mill is suggesting that his stay at home will be temporary and that the will make a play to lure him to Cajun Country.

If you are interested in education research, you may want to check out the of the , which is in town this week. Events are open to the public, but you'll need to pay .

11选5图标下载, where coursework would focus on Journalism and Communications and students would have to meet general admission (and tuition) requirements. The programs may negotiate internship opportunities with Al-Jazeera, which is headquartered in Qatar.

Bruce Lupori, a teacher at an Evergreen Park elementary school, put a in some wacked-out attempt at humor. The student wasn't hurt and no charges will be filed, but Lupori is on paid administration leave.

11选5图标下载Ever get the jones for school lunch? If you're hankering for childhood delicacies such as mini corn dogs, crappy pizza and ham and cheese pinwheels, compare and contrast these school lunch menus from the , , , and .

11选5图标下载College newspapers may not be known as paragons of journalism, but some local schools have some trailblazing pieces online, such as Columbia Chronicle's column. Other recent college paper wackiness comes from , and .

11选5图标下载Have you ever walked out of a test sure to your core that it was rigged? Illinois elementary school kids this year.

IIT is about to boost the Chicago 's [pdf] with a . The city will decide whether it wants more of the cars after a four to six month trial.

11选5图标下载They are the Oscar's (not Golden Globes) of education. Today six of the area's finest teachers were for excellence in teaching. Way to go! Pssst...post-awards party in the teacher's lounge.

After being delayed by wack technical problems for months, finally reached Chicago schools. Parents, students and educators are furious at these delays, which prevented them from doing informed prep for next month's test.

11选5图标下载Ever wanted to learn Portuguese? has you covered. Opened in January, the school and Brazilian cultural center offers , and the next round starts in March.

11选5图标下载Now that the completed its 26th run, the New York Times of the 2006 results. Some interesting findings include a precipitous drop in the percentage of those who have a "great deal of confidence" in the military since 2004, as well as a 50% decline in daily newspaper readership since 1972.

11选5图标下载Navy Pier is the home of "," a display of "Chicago-specific content from the 's 'Target America' national touring exhibit." A yields no exhibits about . Go figure.

Citing the 1967 [pdf], the University of Chicago . It is the first top-tier university to make such a statement.

11选5图标下载Or, at least has an intellectual understanding of their attitudes, thanks to the recently completed . The findings claim to reveal "," and indicate (among other things) that the majority of black youth would prefer it "."

11选5图标下载Making no mention of what the bad news might be, South Side Congressman resolution praising passed unanimously. The resolution was planned to coincide with Catholic Schools Week (Jan 28-Feb 3). There are over 250 Catholic schools in the .

Fortunately, the irony that the Illinois Institute of Technology's student newspaper hadn't been wasn't . Oh, irony, .

Starting in the 2008-2009 school year, will be the first CPS high school to . Bonus nonsensical Daley quote: "If we can spend billions of dollars to put a person on the moon, how, in this day and age, can we give kids two months off?"

Eat your heart out, Oprah. While the daytime talk show queen attends to affairs at in South Africa, a musical group made up of ex-political prisoners from that country will . Yes, the kind of schools where students only care about sneakers and iPods. "The Robben Island Singers" were imprisoned with Nelson Mandela during Apartheid. They travel the world riffing on social justice and human rights. The singers will perform at Kenwood, Whitney Young and Roosevelt, among other CPS schools, throughout the first half of February.

It's that time again: the is offering seminars on everything from Irish writers to genealogy to the history of the sleeping car. Click to see if there's a course for you. Seminars begin next month.

11选5图标下载Hanna Holborn Gray was U of C's president from 1978 to 1993, serving as the first female president of a major university. As admirable as the professor's has been, Gray's official presidential portrait has a more , having been repeatedly critiqued, stolen, and, in one case, inscribed with Apocalyptic verse.

11选5图标下载, one of the 's eight , has , succeeding Dr. James Lalley. Rodgers was chosen over 38 candidates from around the city and the nation. was recently named . Rodgers is a local product-- a graduate of and . Northside's student newspaper, , gets extra credit for and for using to power it.

A number of children working with the have submitted for the new Dan Ryan retaining walls. .

was to run supernova simulations. The simulations could shed light (heh) on "" and other little-understood phenomena.

the debate over the University of Chicago's future acceptance of the . The university will continue to use parts of its , but that doesn't mean everyone's happy. If you're curious about all the fuss, read some .

11选5图标下载A group of Chicago cyclists (myself being one of them) have organized a ride to raise awareness of the growing number of cyclist fatalities in the Chicagoland area. Named the "", the ride will start at the Thompson Center at 6pm tomorrow, January the 3rd and will ride to Diversey and Pulaski at an easygoing and respectful pace. The goal? To highlight how important driving and cycling are to Chicago and how the two require attention and respect. A PDF flyer can be viewed, downloaded, printed and passed along from .

11选5图标下载, a Division I NAIA school and a member of the , after more than half of the team's members were declared academically ineligible after the fall semester. The Peregrines' entire coaching staff resigned.

about the robots being used at to retrieve and shelve materials at the library's storage facility.

11选5图标下载UIC biologist wants to know the dangers of city life in Chicago.

Crain's provides an of the University of Chicago and their business and political influence. Bonus: alumni get a little catty.

If you'd like to know more about the than what you can discern from short, mass media pieces, check out , the local outpost of the urban education magazine. Be certain to visit the and sections, which provide original content and links to research institutions.

Following the recent sentencing of an Urbana woman who killed a cyclist while driving and downloading a ringtone to her cellphone, the parents of Matt Wilhelm the deceased, to lobby for a law and education to reduce distracted driving. Looks like that cellphone ban hasn't been working out too well.

Following last month's announcement from Roosevelt University, is offering Chicago Public Schools students a , provided they meet admissions and financial criteria.

Since college kids don't have enough online personae to manage, what with MySpace pages, Facebook profiles and Xanga blogs, UIC is of a school-wide implementation of LiveJournal. The goal? Building community via an informal mode of student, faculty and staff interaction.

Milton Friedman, , .

If you enjoyed Sudhir Venkatesh's article in the Boston Globe, you may want to check out his talk on Thursday. Details in Slowdown.

Today offered all first and second year students at , provided they graduate with at least a 3.0 GPA, earn a 20 or higher on the ACTs, and fulfill a handful of other obligations. Good luck, high schoolers!

Hoping to stand out from the glut of generic "season's greetings" cards this holiday season? Try this: Sign up for the 's cheap papermaking class (Nov. 4 -- only $25!) and make your cards yourself!

At least five suburban student newspapers , and as Northwestern School of Journalism Dean Richard Roth puts it, "I hope they're not going out of business. We have enough problems with newspapers without losing them in high school."

Inside Higher Education that, thanks in part to the , which identifies promising Chicago Public Schools students and assists them in applying to top-tier universities, the number of African-American students enrolling at the University of Chicago is at an all-time high.

Looks like the has a . At first, I thought it was real, but then I knew that any memorial like "The Brittany" had to be too good to be true. Well done, chaps.

In BusinessWeek's of graduate business schools, Northwestern's slipped from no. 1 to no. 3. The best would-be MBAs won't have to look far for the new top dog, though: University of Chicago's now leads the pack.

Chicago's first virtual charter school, creatively named the , is a month into its first school year -- and . The Chicago Teacher's Union claim it's more like homeschooling than a true school, and therefore shouldn't get public funding.

Check out this of Good Morning America wherein the author of the Princeton Review's announces that the students themselves picked the as the best undergraduate experience. Who are these students? And how much were they paid? As a former occupant of "," I find this shocking, indeed.

11选5图标下载Are you a college students or a recent grad? needs you to assist with day-to-day operations of the writing center. If you've got 10-15 hours per week, then send your resume and a cover letter to Leah Guenther at leah [at] 826chi [dot] org.

11选5图标下载IIT's Institute of Design hosts its annual conference October 6-7, and it's . A few seats are left; bug your boss to get you in.

11选5图标下载On October 8, the will take place somewhere new: 's . The college will still have some operations in , but most activity will be in .

11选5图标下载If you're the proud owner of one of these traditional Chicago homes (like I am!) then you've got to check out the . The HCBA connects homeowners with funds, ideas and vendors to help you make your home even more awesome. Check out October's free seminar on practical interior design solultions at the Woodson or Sulzer libraries. .

What to make of schools like and , where graduation rates are among the country's lowest? That question's raised11选5图标下载 in today's Times, following on a report issued last spring. Since then, debate has swirled, but no one, it seems, can agree on an answer.

If one of your new year's resolutions was to read or 11选5图标下载, you're in luck: the is offering courses in each of these notoriously difficult masterpieces. Also offered are courses in Louis Sullivan, Friedrich Nietzsche, history, genealogy, and writing (including a one-day novel workshop). Click to see if there's a course for you. Seminars begin next month.

Five Chicago-area colleges and universities were recognized this month as being among the 100 best in the nation for GLBT students. , , , , and are all profiled in , which scores the 100 gay-friendliest campuses based on school policies and student surveys. campus and western Illinois's also make the cut.

Sandra Gray is a master's student in urban planning and public administration at UIC. Her thesis project discusses CTA customer service, particularly on the Red Line. If you're a regular rider and have something to say (who doesn't?), she sure could use your help. Take her survey .

Hey, 37signals is holding a workshop on October 9; it's about , so get your boss to approve it quick!

You've been writing that article about and for a few weeks now, but it's missing that certain something. Could it be a quote from a ?

Becoming a social studies or history teacher just got considerably easier in Illinois. The . That's right: you can fail and still pass.

11选5图标下载The is offering inexpensive architecture tours at , highlighting not only ' work (e.g., and the ), but also the grounds (designed by ), the campus center (designed by ), and the new student residence (designed by ). Click for details about self-guided and docent-led tours.

11选5图标下载The is "an online professional community for teachers across subject areas, grade levels and school type, from urban, suburban and rural areas all over the state and country." If you or someone you know is a teacher, this is the place for you.

11选5图标下载Know any academics? The is seeking candidates for its Road Scholars speakers bureau, which presents experts in fields ranging from ancient literature to wildlife biology to audiences of ordinary folks throughout the state. While scholars in all fields are welcome, themes emphasized this year include genetic engineering, U.S. roots music, and Abraham Lincoln. Click here for . The deadline is September 15.

In a move to boost ' attendance rates, the district has partnered with sports teams, radio stations, and even Southwest Airlines for the . While some prizes will be handed out just for attendance, essayists can win a trip to Disney World or a chance to be a DJ on . So, kids, see how rewarding staying in school can be?

11选5图标下载Do you teach? Curious about how to incorporate documentaries into your classroom activities? Need more ideas for improving your students' media literacy? How about applying hip-hop in the K-12 setting? is presenting a three-day Teacher's Institute from 15 through 17 August, to be held down at . It's cheap ($25 a session; $150 for the whole shebang--cheaper if you're a Cinema/Chicago member), promises to be enlightening, and the registration deadline has been extended till this Friday. Click for details.

Inside Higher Education DePaul's in his quest to bring art to kids in Chicago's urban neighborhoods. In addition to making his own work, Duignan's has been contributing to the development of young artists for the past 10 years.

In more School Boards vs. Blogs news, a and threatened with expulsion because of his criticism on his blog of the school's disciplining of another student. His Xanga.com site isn't accessible from the school's computers, but administrators are saying that his comments caused "a disturbance at school".

11选5图标下载I doubt any of our readers are currently enrolled in Libertyville/Vernon Hills public schools, but you'll still be slightly alarmed to hear that School District 128 is now . Expect a lot of teenagers suddenly going anonymous in response.

11选5图标下载Who would have thought a map of Chicago's neighborhoods would be so controversial? Not only has the designed by Christopher Devane , "Home is Where the Hood Is," printed across the top, but Chicago Public Schools has to keep him from offering the map to schools.

The Associated Press reports that Northwestern has in light of hazing allegations. Website posted a number of photographs it attributes to "a public picture sharing site," and the story develops.

So you know that teacher we told you about who11选5图标下载 wrote scathing commentary about Fenger High School on his blog, then leaked it on purpose? , who'd last week. The upshot: the blog was a misunderstood cry for help.

11选5图标下载Richard Stallman, who is the Moses of the , is . Known genius and controversial figure, he's an engaging speaker who doesn't blunt words. Get there early--it is expected that the hall will fill up.

Like beer? Like science? Head to at 6:30pm on Wednesday for the inaugural session of , where UofC's will present the topic and subsequent discussion, "Why is the past different from the future? -- Cosmological perspectives on the nature of time." . (Thanks, Ian!)

on Vita Excolatur: "Since its inaugural issue in October 2004, Vita has been a constant challenge for a university trying to balance ideals of academic freedom and its role in loco parentis." Which, ya know, is one way of putting it...

Whether reading excited your interest in Chicago history, or you've resolved to go back and study some of the classics you avoided in high school, or you're wondering if your life story might make a good novel (or at least a short story), the probably has . Classes start in June.

The continues to take an interest in Chicago's schools. The foundation just gave , the largest it's ever given to a local school district, to fund a more challenging curriculum in English, math and science at 14 local high schools. This just a week after announcing plans to open four Outward Bound schools11选5图标下载 in the city.

The Museum of Science & Industry unveils a big tomorrow. The 20,000-square-foot show will feature models of the 15th Century master's inventions, a digital copy of one of his sketchbooks and a lot more. The exhibit runs through Sept. 4 and costs $21 for adults, $15 for kids, which includes admission to the rest of the museum.

West Point womens' basketball coach Maggie Dixon yesterday in North Hollywood, California after dying last week of a sudden arrythmic episode. The ceremony was attended by 1200 mourners, including the basketball teams of both West Point and , where Dixon was an assistant coach for five years before being named head coach for Army just before the start of the last season. After a 5-7 start, Dixon took the Army team to a 20-11 record and the Patriot League championship, earning West Point its first-ever appearance in the womens' NCAA tournament last month. She and her brother Jamie, the mens' coach at Pitt, became to coach in the NCAA tournament in the same year. Jamie, 11 years her elder, said Tuesday, "I've said this before—when I grow up I want to be just like her." Maggie Dixon will be buried Friday at West Point; she was 28.

recently announced the creation of , a certificate program for those who'd like to learn how to make moustaches, side burns, and fancy hairdos for the stage.

Lectures and speeches at The University of Chicago's are . Thanks to GSB students can now log-on to a "straightforward Web interface" to view MPEG formatted recordings from twelve classrooms hooked up with cameras.

Today's Los Angeles Times runs a lengthy story on how as its mayor contemplates taking charge of the public education system. Summed up, "Daley's early victories in Chicago gave way to a much murkier, and less clearly successful, effort to make widespread improvements in teaching and student performance."

The has announced its . Learn to paint, bind books, or make collages. Haven�t you been meaning to do something like this long enough?

, thieves made off with Ogden Elementary's cow statue. The Gold Coast school's prized piece of the city's famous "" was painted by its students.

11选5图标下载On February 24, Emmett Louis Till Math & Science Academy. Till was killed prior to starting 8th grade at McCosh. Since announcement of the name change, ten eighth graders have formed an Emmett Till Club.

11选5图标下载30 Chicago-area teachers are finalists for the for Excellence in Teaching. Of the finalists, from Burley, Chicago Academy, Jahn, Marquette, Murphy, Nicholson, Otis, Piccolo, and Pierce schools. Help Golden Apple to support local education: designed by a 5th grader from Grace McWayne School.

We've posted11选5图标下载 that CPS will be closing four schools with being the only high school (the others are grammar schools). The leadership committee has started to about their campaign to save Collins High School. [Thanks Brian!]

11选5图标下载The that the Chicago Public School system plans to close four schools -- one high school and three grammar schools -- due to low performance. The grammar schools would close at the end of the year, while the high school, , at 1313 S. Sacramento, would close when the current freshman graduate.

11选5图标下载Yesterday, creation of The Chicago Virtual Charter School. The school would serve 600 students from grades K-8 via computer. Illinois , including California, Kansas and Alaska, if the Illinois State Board of Education also approves the proposal.

11选5图标下载Columbia College is facing something of a free speech controversy as it grapples with the aftermath of an employee's sacking for his work on the satirical website. The previously anonymous site mocks the college's president, and while Mark Phillips contends he did none of its development on the job, he was terminated after investigators documented his involvement by a midnight raid of his office. The Columbia Chronicle .

The Chicago Maroon on , a site started by two male undergrads at the U of C. To evaluate the attractiveness of last year's incoming women, the pair posted a sample of their photos on Hot Or Not and did the same for nine other colleges with the intent of comparing the scores. Chicago may not rank last in many polls, but, alas, this one proved the exception to that rule. []

Poet hosts the reading series, , every third Tuesday. During the daytime, Sparkman teaches weekly classes through 's Hands on Stanzas program to over 170 students at Christian Ebinger School in Edison Park. Last week, Sparkman installed her students' featuring student poems in response to images by photographers and .

On April 5th, Sparkman will read at with fellow Hands on Stanzas poets in residence and selected CPS students.

A study published today in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management by researchers at Northwestern Memorial Hospital that art therapy can reduce cancer patients' pain and anxiety. Applications for the at the are due February 15th.

11选5图标下载Three 7th and 8th grade students in the International Baccalaureate program at were suspended this week because of threatening and sexually explicit remarks about their teacher posted on a blog. Next week, Taft's principal will meet with parents and students to discuss the "legal and moral issues involved with blogging." An article in today's Tribune talks about where the blogger was not disciplined.

Tiny is contemplating from its campus in Waukegan. Apparently the liberal arts school, which has just 110 full-time students (many more go part-time), has been invited to move to 's campus on the near South Side. A decision is expected in the coming months.

11选5图标下载 and the NEA announced that last year's pilot recitation contest for High Schoolers, the National Recitation Contest, (held only in Chicago and Washington D.C.), will hit all 50 state capitals in Spring 2006. Play AP English and visit to enriched with audio links.

The Chicago winner from last year recited by Gertrude Stein. Excited about the educational possibilities, NEA chairman and poet Dana Gioia , "I think the competitive energy you see in sports can be brought into the English classroom . . . And you'll have a different set of stars than you find on the basketball court or baseball field."

Today's Monitor runs that puts Chicago in the vanguard of US language education trends: teaching Chinese. 3000 students in twenty local schools are learning to speak Mandarin, helped in part by watching Jackie Chan.

If you missed Jonathan Kozol's Humanities Festival talk at the Chicago Temple on Sunday afternoon, you still have a chance to hear the author of , , and�most recently�, when he speaks at the University of Chicago's Rockefeller Memorial Chapel on Tuesday evening. Kozol's talk, which is sure to be impassioned and inspiring, will focus on the de facto segregation of America's public schools. Details in Slowdown.

After a little first day nerves, opened on Monday to drop-in tutoring. They helped with math, wrote some stories and played a little chess. In all, it sounds pretty successful and the 826 volunteers are excited to see where the next few days take them. They're still accepting volunteer applications, so if you like kids and love teaching and learning, go to learn how you can spend some of your extra time.

As it plans to kick off tutoring operations later this month, will host an open house on Thursday night. If you're wondering what to expect from this Eggers&co.-backed venture, this article11选5图标下载 offers insight into the project's larger goals and motivating philosophy. In part, at least, it aims to support teachers' in-class efforts; after all, .

Just a few months ago, the Chronicle of Higher Education published that, in the case of U of C professor , at least, may have been prescient. The Chronicle piece argued that if blogging had any impact on an academic's career, it was apt to be a negative one. Drezner expressed that sort of concern at the outset of his own weblog, and he revisited it on Saturday when about having been denied tenure. Inside Higher Ed this is the second time in a year that's happened to a blogging junior faculty member at Chicago.

11选5图标下载If you're not a web designer, go ahead and skip this post. is going to be in town Nov. 3 for . From the schedule, it looks pretty intensive. Get your boss to send you.

Many of the classes began this week, but it's not too late to for some of the . Topics include Black Letter Calligraphy, Small Theatres in Chicago, multiple literature and genealogy classes, and writing workshops. The evening and weekend classes average about $150 for eight weeks.

Big doin's over at , the children's writing center with folks like Ira Glass and Dave Eggers behind it... For one, the organization announces today that it has found a home in Wicker Park at 1331 N. Milwaukee and plans to open for drop-in tutoring by the end of next month. To get things kick-started and pay its security deposit, 826 is holding a benefit concert at the Metro in late September that will feature the likes of Archer Prewitt and Baby Teeth. Details on that and other events are on (and, should you forget, Slowdown will remind you). Furthermore, now that there's a space, there's a time-line. That means are needed. Do it for the kids, man!

As demographics continue to change in Illinois, Inside Higher Ed gives us of a suburban community college that's changing with them. Under the leadership of president Brent Knight, in Cicero has taken huge strides in the past two years to meet the needs of its Hispanic population, this year a striking 74 percent of the total student body -- up from 6.6 percent 25 years ago.

11选5图标下载According to a new study, . So while , kids who don't want granola don't have far to walk.

starts up another session of classes next week, and if you were thinking about taking a music, dance or voice class there soon, you can sign up today and save $15 on the cost of your class. Browse that covers a wide range of musical and dance styles, sign up for your class online, and start making beautiful music.

As part of a special section dedicated to education this weekend, the Times the U of C's , describing it as "as good as prekindergarten gets." Accordingly, UCLS is serving as a benchmark for early childhood education proponents around the country as they push for broader public funding of pre-elementary schooling. Here in Chicago, the has been offering such services to lower income families for nearly 40 years, and a by University of Wisconsin researchers has shown just how effective this preparation for later learning can be.

11选5图标下载I saw Arnie Duncan, the CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, on the news the other day talking about Kitz for Kids, a program that provides school supplies to disadvantaged students. I thought, "Sign me up." But, of course, the local news didn't provide any actual helpful information, like, say, how to get involved in the program. Well, , posting the link to the on his blog. More than 9,000 homeless students in Chicago need help purchasing basic school supplies, and the kits (there are three different grade level types) each cost less than $15. All kits will be sent directly to those who need them, so consider helping out.

A while ago, I was interviewed for a radio piece about fixed gear bikes for , a WNYC/Public Radio show that gets aired everywhere across the nation in cities except Chicago. Funny since it was produced here. Fortunately, there's online radio and while thousands across the nation will hear me wax poetic about bikes, we in Chicago can (lower right, Design for the Real World).

A recent study at the University of Chicago has determined that . However, the scent of grapefruit on men does not affect women's perceptions of a man's age.

The will spend $42m over the next four years to consolidate eight million volumes under the single roof of the . That will make the Reg the largest single research library in the country, a title currently held downstate by the of the U. of I. at Urbana-Champaign. runs a story today, as did the earlier this week.

When , professor of English and former dean of Arts & Sciences at , talks, people in higher ed tend to listen � if only to argue about what he's just said. I figure folks around here may read in today's Times from one of two perspectives: either as academics who want to get in on the fight or as former students who recall Fish announcing just exactly how he intends to teach them composition. Either way, let the "content" begin.

is a non-profit aimed at "building self-esteem through circus arts" in kids from diverse ethnic and social backgrounds. The group's annual Spring Circus is this Sunday at , 4730 N. Sheridan, at 11am and 3pm. Call 312/593-4242 for more info. (Thanks, Christopher)

Newsweek11选5图标下载 has just published the latest edition of one of those educational ranking surveys that people seem to either love or hate: of "America's Best High Schools" for 2005. Out of 27,468 public high schools in the US, Chicago's appears at no. 31; in Lincolnshire, the only other Illinois school in the top 100, shows up at 86.

I was one of the few students who didn't go there because she got rejected from Harvard. As a student, however, it's pretty easy to tell that the U of C is just as difficult as Harvard, maybe more so because we also have to prove our worth. Finally, gives us some props, writing that we've "wielded much more influence in recent decades." So there. Now quit punishing yourselves and go have some fun.

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Congratulations to 8th grader Phillip Acevedo, who won today. His winning words: "cedilla" and "supernumerary". Acevedo and a winner from tonight's suburban Chicago spelling bee advance to the bee finals, which are held June 1-3 in Washington, DC. (For a description of the grueling spelling bee process, see Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg's great book )

Super-hip writer, and Chicagoland native Dave Eggers began a tutoring project in San Francisco called , that has bloomed into a nation-wide phenomeonon. Recently has grown some internet legs and gained some local help as well. Now a part of the official 826 network (joining recently-opened chapters in and ), has joined the Board of Directors and and are new members of the Board of Advisors.� Look for an article on the project in this week's as well.

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about the (reg. req'd.) on the culture of alcohol consumption in the school's fraternities. "'He made it seem like most NU frats were like Animal House and portrayed us as Revenge of the Nerds,' [Sigma Chi president Diego] Berdakin said."

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11选5图标下载Speaking of clubs at local universities, you might be interested in the , which meets every Monday night and is open to non-students. (The group probably wouldn't be happy to know that I found their site by googling ".")

I've got a huge problem fitting into off-the-rack clothes. I've got some pretty good sewing skills, but every time I've tried sewing my own clothes I've wished there was a cool place where I could learn some tips and tricks to make it go easier. Thankfully the proprietresses of are willing to rescue me from having to take a quilted vest or an applique sweatshirt sewing class. These stylish mavens are that range from how basic sewing, to pillow-making, to make pajama pants.

is a blog showcasing the work of students at Collins High School (at Sacramento and Roosevelt) as part of the After School Matters program, backed by . The theme of the class is "Promoting social change through arts and technology," with curriculum by and Misha Maynerick. Students are blogging about what they discuss and ; it's pretty neat to watch creativity being encouraged.

, known for their ethereal location-centric productions, is offering classes to "create objects in the style of Redmoon Theater." The two classes currently offered are Lantern making and miniature mechanical Pop-up cards. Both classes are $60. For more information, call 312.850.8440, ext. 110, or email .

Could you pass today's 8th Grade math, or would you be a child left behind? Take on MSN Encarta and find out. [via ]

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Here's a shocking statistic: send their own children to private schools, nearly double the national average. Talk about an indictment of CPS.

After months working on a merger of the two schools, and have scrapped the plan, citing irreconcilable differences. , or you could read the .

The at the University of Chicago and the have teamed up to sponsor a couple of great classes at bargain prices open to the general public. The first is on Black Protest Music since 1965 and the second is on South Side Blues and Jazz. Registration closes for the classes in September and October11选5图标下载, respectively, so act soon.

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The campaign to increase attendence at Chicago's public schools apparently paid off. According to officials, on Tuesday. Excellent! Everyone gets a gold star.

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11选5图标下载As the screaming children outside my window can attest, today's the first day of classes for . This year the school district set up a , with information on enrollment options, lists of school supplies, and other crucial stuff for kids and parents, as part of the to increase first-day attendance, which hit an all-time high of 89 percent last year.

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11选5图标下载, a four-year culinary school, is from its current home in Evanston. The college has a online; the old Evanston campus has been sold to a developer.

When sent out acceptance letters for this fall's freshman class, they were expecting some of the notified students to be going elsewhere. It didn't quite work out that way, and now there are waiting to get in. About half of the "accepted, but wait-listed" students have been placed, but they still have some left to go. UIC is advising the remaining students to look at other schools, including U of I-Springfield and the ever-popular community colleges.

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11选5图标下载If you've got some tired and dusty CPUs taking up space in your living room, or if you've upgraded to a new computer and don't feel right just tossing the old one, you can recycle them and help out Chicago's schools, all in one trip. The City of Chicago, , GM, the UAW, and Electromotive are co-sponsoring at the United Center on Saturday. You can even drop off those old cell phones that are bigger than a small child. The groups will clean up and fix donations, and use them where they can in schools in the Chicago area.

Finally, for Chicago Public Schools: Iowa test reading and math scores for eighth graders were at the national average. The Tribune offers of test scores by school.

As long as I can remember, I've heard rumors that William Rainey Harper (Community) College was going to go four-year. "They just have to build dorms and they can do it." Yeah, right. Well, it turns out the rumors aren't so far off: .

is a student-edited literary journal presenting work by the students, faculty and staff of UIC's College of Medicine, "based on the experiences of medical education and practice." Although the 's website says the journal is still published annually, the online version hasn't been updated in five years, so while you're perusing the fifteen years' worth of material that's there you can experience the height of web design like it's 1999.

Those ambitious Fifth Graders11选5图标下载 we told you about last month, the ones who were pushing to get their school repaired? They're getting noticed: the class took the information packet they've developed to a Chicago Public School's Capital Improvement Program Open Hearing this week, and they've received word that Ralph Nader will visit the school sometime soon to congratulate them on their work (he already wrote about the program at ). Congrats, !

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I bet you never suspected that there is a college at the corner of Irving, Lincoln, and Damen? The has a weekly meeting with some zany topics at the Lincoln Restaurant. This week's topic is "Autoholics Anonymous", quite timely with gas prices what they are. (Also, site has incredibly large number of bizarre gifs, like or .) 8pm at the Lincoln Restaurant, 4008 N. Lincoln. $3 plus food purchase.

Feeling smart today? U.S. Census results show that The national average is just under 26 percent. The state average is even better: 28 percent, which ranks Illinois 14th in a list of states by education. (Not surprisingly, Massachusetts is #1, with 35 1/2 percent of its population with college degrees.)

11选5图标下载Recently, Ralph Nader : all 19 students in Brian Schultz' classroom have taken on a new curriculum. What's this all about? To document the terrible disrepair and lack of facilities in the school; and, to build community, state and national support for a new school. These are fifth graders; they all live in and around the Cabrini-Green housing project and their school, Byrd Community Academy, is literally falling to pieces around them. , and tell friends - get others involved, they need more media attention! Also, and see how you can lend a hand...

U of I students are staging a sit-in at one of the administration buildings on campus, protesting the controversial Chief Illiniwek mascot.11选5图标下载 And, since this is the 21st century,

11选5图标下载Walter Payton Prep's is among the youngest to attend the exclusive and secretive in Redmond, Wash. is a 14-year-old from Australia. (Being a Mac guy, I must take it for granted that this is a big whoop.)

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There's a new fraternity at Northwestern: or ZZZ. The Tri Zetas are a pseudo-fraternity that encourages "excellence through superior sleep," and was created as an alternative to the usual fraternities and sororities for NU students who are more interested in getting some more shut-eye. Great idea!

In a curious package of articles in today's on-line New York Post, it is revealed that NYC's Mayor Bloomberg policies to try to improve achievement before kids move on to higher levels. They refer to the stricter standards, and elimination of "social promotion" as a The New York Times . All this flattering attention coincides with .

Police say in conterfeit money at Von Steuben High School. The school cafeteria is not where I'd go to spend $120 -- that's a lot of sloppy joe -- but long ago I gave up trying to understand today's youth.

has announced its winners of the 2004 Golden Apple Awards. that the 10 winners were selected from a field of 681 nominees, and each winner will receive a fall-term sabbatical at Northwestern, an Apple computer and $2,500.

" is a nonprofit organization dedicated to contemporary art and art education. Our mission is to provide workspace for emerging artists who are at pivotal points in their careers, and to offer the public new approaches to contemporary art-practices through unconventional exhibitions and educational programming." They've been busy.

The Associated Press is reporting that the earmarked for improving schools for impoverished children. Apparently, the money was spent on, among other things, cheerleading uniforms and floor waxers. Between the underfunding and misspending, it's a wonder our schools are in such poor shape.

The ongoing cafeteria closings at Chicago Public Schools has prompted a , reports. The cleaning will start on Monday at a reported cost of $2 to $4 million. Students will receive cold breakfasts and lunches from outside vendors instead of hot meals during the cleaning.

The spring for the has been published. Evening and weekend classes are available on such subjects as Paper marbling, Asian bookbindings, Letterpress, and Silkscreening.

A new study from the University of Chicago suggests city residents aren't getting enough play, to the detriment of their communities and cultural institutions. Between later marriage, the prevalence of divorce, and domestic violence, Chicagoans spend about half their lives single and half of their single lives alone. Researchers also found neighborhood, ethnicity, sexual preference and friends could significantly limit people's sexual behavior. Research leader Edward O. Laumann -- hailed as "the new Kinsey" for his studies of modern sexual health -- will release a book on his findings in the spring. [Trib login: gapers/gapers]

The , with two public, non-selective elementary schools making the top 50. No non-selective high schools made the list. Of the selective high schools that made the top 50 only one, Whitney Young, is not located in the Loop or North Side.

11选5图标下载At Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park this weekend, about a dozen kids helped Santa decorate a Christmas tree ... The 10th annual decorating event is sponsored by a local scuba club, and is meant to encourage interest in scuba-diving (although the tree was eventually lifted out of the pool, so that non-swimmers could help decorate it).

The Goose Island brewery on Clybourn turns into this Wednesday at 6:30 pm. Learn from the Brewmaster, brush up on the ins and outs of brewing, and taste a dozen different beers while you're at it. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. To RSVP or for more information, call 312-915-0071.

The --known to lay people as Jesuits and to Southern Baptists as Them Thar Agents of the Papacy--is trying to level the playing field for their students in poorer neighborhoods. , they hope to give kids valuable work experience, help them make connections, and also procure funding for the schools themselves. Is this an altruistic concern for these kids futures, or evil exploitation of cheap labor? The students seem to think the former, so I'll go with them. Please ignore the eminently ironic picture of the hopeful kid in front of the Arthur Andersen sign.

is preparing for its very first on-campus dance, ever. has the story. [Trib. login: gapers/gapers]

11选5图标下载Chicago blogger and l33t M3nn0n1t3 wife teaches second grade at a Chicago public school. The class has just started . I don't know what's more fascinating -- the über-cuteness of kids blogging questions like or the way A-list bloggers like David Weinberger and Joi Ito put on their "talking to kids" voice when they respond in the comments.

We all know that college tuitions continue to grow every year. But why, and what should we do about it? The House of Representatives has just , but academic celebrity and UIC prof Stanley Fish .

11选5图标下载Hyde Park's newish offers a free on Sundays from 1:30 - 2:30 PM. Who knew?

The is who claim the wireless computer network in the schools could harm their children. (Wonder how many of those parents gave up their .)

UIC Prof and intellectual gadfly has an in the (login: gapers/gapers). I'm not a big Fish fan, but the guy who coined the term 'boutique multiculturalism' can't be that bad.

11选5图标下载The Daily Herald has about the in Palatine, an unusual education environment where "troubled kids" basically run the school, deciding what to learn about each day and dealing with discipline themselves. The school is in desparate need of donations, so if you feel generous, .

It seems appropriate that it would take a high school senior to study the validity of the . Jillian Clarke, a senior at the , spent her summer in a program at the studying how quickly e.coli would tranfer to cookies and candy, who would be more likely to eat food that fell on the floor, and just how clean the university's floors were.

"Bad" kids in public schools will soon be targeted for as a way to discourage them from future criminal lifestyles. The was not consulted before the specified bill was signed by Blagojevich yesterday. [Trib. login gapers/gapers]

DePaul University has the happiest students in America, according to the Princeton Review. (Trib login: gapers/gapers)

11选5图标下载Ever thought about cooking school? The Tribune has put together of Chicagoland culinary instruction. Schools, stores, and shops are currently offering classes perfect for any palate. [Trib login/password: gapers/gapers]

Columbia's has published their . Make use of the great facilities and reasonable tuition to learn various forms of papermaking, bookbinding, letterpress and pinhole photography at night.

students will soon be on the cutting edge of technology: a plan is in the works to provide . Sections of campus are already active hotspots.

, a monthly magazine chronicling school reform efforts, has an of new CPS Chief Arne Duncan and what he's done so far.

Didn't realize this till today but has a . Some interesting activist reporting, especially with Chicago's universities and colleges it seems.

11选5图标下载The department at U of I (the people who brought us a little thing called Mosaic) have . First application: the most badass game of Quake II EVAR!!!

Want some drama with your Frappucino this Friday? "On May 23, 2003, at exactly 5:15 p.m., in ten Chicago Starbucks, professional actors will simultaneously perform original monologues written by Chicago Public High School students in Chicago Dramatists' Outreach Program." The press release story in says to go to for more info, but they don't have any.

(A bit late in posting this, but oh well.)11选5图标下载 Glenbrook North HS graduate and TMN contributor John Warner discusses the hazing debacle at his alma mater.

This Thursday, May 15 and Friday, May 16 are "Call the Mayor" days. If you care about the Chicago Public Schools, and the children being dispossessed by a rash of school closings without parental input or adequate planning, please let Daley know your opinion by calling (312.744.3300), faxing (312.744.2324), or emailing (11选5图标下载) your concern.

Information on the CPS closings is available in the following documents (MS Word .doc format):

- detailing reasons why schools should not be closed without additional input and planning



I just finished up a site for the , called . It promotes, educates and informs university and college students on how they too can bike to school. Also, this Monday, May 12th, , the DePaul Bicycle Club and Mayor Daley's Bicycle Ambassador's will be hosting a presentation called Commuting to Class. Details: DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus, Levan Center, Rm 502, 2pm-3pm.

11选5图标下载Hazing has gone on in high schools across the country for years, but it usually isn't an organized event, and it usually doesn't get . Glenbrook North High School students are eating up their 15 minutes of fame on thanks to a video of Powder Puff junior-senior rivalry gone awry. are expected to be filed soon.

More (my, my aren't they busy), as part of their conference taking place at the moment, "Dignity Without Borders: Arts, Media and Human Rights", the took place this past May 2-4. Revolutionists should not have missed it. However, the is balancing that all out starting today, May 5-7.

Speaking of , but Bloody 'ell! Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting, The Acid House, Filth and Porno11选5图标下载, is now . Apparently two courses this semester and word on the street is that he is living in Lincoln Park...my eyes are peeled.

Congrats to , Columbia College's three-issue-old general interest magazine, on winning a Gold Medal for excellence in college publications from the . Gravity may be new, but it has plenty of experience behind it -- much of the staff is employees of . Catch a great in this month's issue.



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