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Board sets map for 35 regional education offices

Talk of overcrowding dominates Board of Ed meeting

Just months after the district shut down 50 schools for being under-utilized, overcrowding is in the spotlight at the Chicago Public Schools. Discussion of overfilled schools dominated Wednesday’s Chicago Board of Education meeting, which included a debate on the future of an overcrowded elementary school in Lincoln Park.

After several parents aired overcrowding concerns during a pubic comment session, Chicago Public Schools Chief Transformation Officer Todd Babbitz said that the issue of schools operating beyond their capacity is a district-wide problem.

China vice premier lauds university partnerships

State teachers’ union president wants state money for ‘debt-free’ college education

Dan Montgomery, president of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, proposed on Monday a “debt free higher education access” plan for Illinois high school students to attend four-year or community colleges in the Land of Lincoln.

The union head said at a City Club of Chicago talk that he wants “a higher education funding mechanism that will allow for any Illinois high school grad with good grades to attend an Illinois public college or university and graduate without debt.”


Northwestern reveals look of new Kellogg home

YouTube co-founder donates $1M to Illinois Math and Science Academy

Thornton school board meeting: Yells, jeers, handcuffs

Former Bull Bill Cartwright among group planning basketball-centric high school

Magic Johnson high school opens first South Side campus

Public elementary school in West Town to launch Saturday classes