Community members mostly blamed Mayor Rahm Emanuel for the imminent closing of Canter Middle School and 53 other CPS schools, a decision they saw as rash and ill-informed.
Canter Middle School is on the CPS chopping block, leaving community members deeply concerned.
Lewis: “The key is to analyze what makes schools better.”
The designation commemorates the Illinois State Board of Education’s decision to adopt the 5Essentials survey, an education initiative developed at UChicago.
University should follow education course sequence with more offerings combining theory and practice.
The sequence will combine instruction on public schooling and social justice.
The program will target underprivileged youth in early childhood programs.
There needs to be greater respect for different kinds of knowledge in the Information Age.
The CTU strike of early fall was victorious and productive, according to panelists.
The founder of Weather Underground thinks Arne Duncan’s “Race to the Top” program is “largely backwards.”
The University has the right idea with UChicago Promise, but its goals should be national.
UChicago Promise, a new umbrella program, will offer new forms of financial and academic aid to Chicago students applying and admitted to the University.
Duncan spoke to an audience of education and policy junkies.
UChicago Careers in Education Professions should integrate successful elements of current programs.
The political obsession with economic expansion is harming education, creating narrow-minded citizens.
The new Career Advancement office adds two programs as part of expansion of services.
Words of wisdom from a former Viewpoints editor and departing fourth-year.
The University’s intellectual tradition trains students to ask the right questions, solve big problems.
An elite education is more than a means to an end—it imparts a moral obligation.
President Obama’s emphasis on obtaining a college degree ignores the equally vital role vocational schools play in producing jobs.
A Murray Language Academy teacher is suing the Chicago BOE for suspending him after his use of a racial slur in class.
Savor learning for learning’s sake in college before diving into real-world practicality.
A study by the University’s Urban Education Institute will take a look at charter schools across the city, wading into the fierce debate surrounding the length of school days.
Geoffrey Canada, the CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone, spoke about our responsibility to improve the quality of education.
Even though President Barack Obama has not taught at the U of C for seven years, the former senior lecturer in the Law School has a unique connection with third-year Katherine Minaya.
UCPD is contemplating an expansion of its jurisdiction around three charter schools, and Hyde Park residents are grappling with rumors that their precinct may close.
On the corner of the campus, a school for special-needs students reaches a turning point in its history.
The decline of public schools and viability of charter schools was discussed by a panel speaking about a recent documentary on public education.
To support open education, the U of C should offer selected courses online
In the 1950s and 1960s, the Confederacy was portrayed in a sympathetic light, both in the north and in the south.
Swapping civic understanding for slogans threatens U.S. politics
Public education’s decline endangers Americans’ essential citizenship skills
Core class in computing skills would benefit students across all disciplines
President Obama’s education program lacks muscle.
Run by two U of C economics professors, the multi-year program will look into what makes a good learning environment.
Easton will be in charge of organizing the Department of Education’s research projects.
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