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KickingTiresAlmost one year after a joint investigation by Cars.com and the Chicago Tribune that highlighted aging and unsafe driver???s education fleets, the state of Illinois passed a law to improve safety in these programs. It's 10 a.m.: Do You Know......
KickingTiresIn the Chicago Tribune's investigation of high school driver's ed fleets with Cars.com, some scored quite well, while others delivered embarrassing results in terms of safety. Below we break down the best and worst fleets. If you're not familiar with........
The Swampby John McCormick President-elect Barack Obama will name Chicago Public Schools chief Arne Duncan as his Secretary of Education at a West Side news conference Tuesday morning, a transition official said. The two men are friends and often play basketball.....
The Swampby Frank James Arne Duncan's confirmation hearing to be the incoming Obama Administration's Education Secretary could have easily been confused for a lovefest. Or the peaceable kingdom with the lion laying down with the lamb. Because the atmosphere was...
Tags: Illinois, Steven Chu, Wyoming, Hillary Clinton, Schools
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated President Barack Obama and his two young daughters have a message for Washington, based on years of wintry experience in Chicago: Toughen up. Just a few inches of snow, followed by melting and then overnight......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, who voiced his wintry discontent the day that his daughters' school in Washington closed "because of what... some ice?'' may have to hold down his objections today. "School is closed,'' the Web-site at Sidwell......
The Swampby John McCormick Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to do more to address youth violence in Chicago. "Last school year, more than 500 Chicago school children were shot and at least 36......
Tags: Eric Holder, Schools, Education, Chicago, Parliament
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated at 230 pm EDT The suggested lesson plans accompanying President Barack Obama's planned address to schoolchildren next week have been modified, but this hasn't mollified critics of the president's back-to-school speech.: The...
The Swampby Mark Silva At least 47 school-age children in Chicago have died in homicides -- mostly victims of gun violence - since January, when President Barack Obama, of Chicago, took office, our Chicago-based friend, John McCormick, notes at Bloomberg News........
Jeff Nelson and his team at OneGoal knew they couldn't just focus on academics when they began to put together a strategy in 2007 to help underperforming Chicago Public Schools students enter college and earn degrees. As he talked to teens who had...
Meet the McKeevers. Last week, Lester and Nancy McKeever moved out of the penthouse apartment where they've lived for nearly 40 years. If you only knew that the McKeevers are one of Chicago's longtime power couples, then maybe that would be enough...
When Jim Smoote II completed his quilt, called "Obama 44," in time for an exhibition that opened in Washington for the 2009 presidential inauguration, he expected that the exhibit — like others he'd been involved in — would travel widely to...
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