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High school dropout turned teacher heads program aimed to keep kids in school Video included

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Forty-five years ago, Bill Palmer dropped out of Barrington High School. Now, he's teaching there helping to make sure other students don't follow the same path. More>>

Illinois approved for No Child Left Behind waiver

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Illinois has obtained a waiver from some parts of federal No Child Left Behind education law. More>>

Funding for Illinois school education under fire Video included

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Chicago, the suburbs and downstate fight fiercely over school funding every year in the State Capitol. However, they all agree on this: it's a lousy way to divvy up the money. More>>

Illinois-Chicago, faculty union reach agreement

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The head of the University of Illinois at Chicago's faculty union says a tentative contract agreement has been reached with the school administration. More>>

Northwestern QB Siemian criticizes Colter over union push

Northwestern's Trevor Siemian says it was wrong for former quarterback Kain Colter and other players to explore unionization without first taking their concerns to their coach and administrators. More>>

Willis Report: Understanding college financial aid packages Video included

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It's that time of year when prospective college students all over the country are getting acceptance letters and financial aid packages. If you or a member of your family is part of this group, steel yourself. More>>

Chicago City treasurer Stephanie Neely: Teaching kids about money

City Treasurer Stephanie Neely is invested in giving Chicagoans the tools they need to manage their money. She explained new efforts to help kids understand the importance of saving and spending smart. More>>

Kenwood Academy`s Lindsey Hunter talks college scholarships

Where do you go to find money to help pay for college? Grants, loans and work study help, but there also scholarship to consider. Kenwood Academy college counselor Lindsey Hunter explains where to start. More>>

Vista Educational Consulting: What to look for on your college visit

Many teenagers and their parents will be checking out colleges during spring break. Vista Educational Consulting founder Mary Newburn explained what they should be looking for. More>>

Academic Approach helps students prepare for college: Matthew Pietrafetta

Are high school students adequately prepared for the rigors of college? Academic Approach founder Matthew Pietrafetta explains how his organization helps improve their academic abilities. More>>

Chicago charter schools hope to recruit the best and brightest

A big job fair for teachers hopes to put the best and brightest teachers from around the country to work in Charter Schools in Chicago and around Illinois. CHARTER School Support Manager Jelani McEwen explains. More>>

NU football players take step toward forming union

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For the first time in the history of college sports athletes are looking to join a union. The first group to take that step is the Northwestern University football team. More>>

Tipping Point: Same-sex schools in the Chicago area Video included

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No doubt that failing schools have Chicago at the tipping point, and lots of strategies have been tried to turn things around. More>>

Parents may sign kids up at Soldier Field charter school EXPO

7th annual New Schools EXPO will take place at Soldier Field this weekend. Illinois Network of Charter Schools charter support manager Jelani McEwen and Perspectives Charter School parent JoMichelle Hale explain. More>>

4-time Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg: Swimming is important for kids

Swimming is a skill children can learn year-round. Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg explained why winter may be a great time to teach your kids an important summer skill. More>>

CPS relents, cancels Monday classes due to dangerous cold Video included

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CPS relents, cancels Monday classes due to dangerous cold

Chicago Public Schools reversed course on Sunday afternoon, canceling Monday classes hours after the Chicago Teachers Union issued a statement saying schools should be closed because of the extreme cold.
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Best educational toys for the holidays: LeapFrog`s Dr. Jody Sherman LeVos

Holiday shopping for the kids? LeapFrog's learning team manager Dr. Jody Sherman LeVos showcased some of the best educational toys that will guarantee fun for the whole family! More>>

DePaul students` stories in `How Long Will I Cry?` show reality of Chicago crime

Miles Harvey created a powerful book about the reality of crime in the streets of Chicago. "How Long Will I Cry?" is a compilation of DePaul writing students' stories. Lisa Applegate helped explain. More>>

Tenn. high school separates students at lunchtime based on grades

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Some parents are questioning a lunchroom policy at a Tennessee high school that separates students making poor grades from the rest of their classmates during lunch. More>>

Some CPS schools get failing grade: Illinois Policy Institute study Video included

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"Failing schools" have Chicago at the tipping point. The Illinois Policy Institute's Ted Dabrowski explained a new study's results and how to fix the problem.
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Student debt creates drag on US economy: Green Square Capital`s Lincoln Ellis

Several new reports show student debt is not only hurting millions of Americans, but creating a pretty big drag on the US economy. Green Square Capital managing director Lincoln Ellis explains. More>>

New app can help you find internships that may lead to a great job

The best way to get a great job is to land an internship at a great company. But that's not as easy as it sounds. Nokia's Matt Collins and Cherly Faux shared an app that can help find that great internship. More>>

Emanuel visits Summer of Learning students

Mayor Emanuel visited students Thursday who are participating in a Summer of Learning Program. More>>

North Lawndale teen beats life challenges to succeed Video included

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Arabic is not the usual language you hear around North Lawndale, but then again, Cortez Alexander is not the usual kid you see around North Lawndale, either. More>>

Pack a healthy, delicious lunch for your kids with Chef Ryan Poli, Pilot`s John Hammel

Pilot Light is a nonprofit working to incorporate culinary education and nutrition into public school curriculum. Chef Ryan Poli and John Hammel explain how parents can pack a delicious and healthy lunch for their kids. More>>

Crossing a line? Calif. school district hires company to watch students' social media

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A school district in suburban Los Angeles is paying a company $40,500 to monitor its 14,000 students online for potential trouble. More>>

FOX Business Network`s Gerri Willis: Getting the right college financial aid package

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College is getting more and more expensive every year. But if you start early and have time to examine all of your options, you can find the deal that works best for you. More>>

Community groups, school councils to boycott CPS Video included

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Chicago Public School students go back to class in five days, on Monday, Aug. 26. Concerns remain over Safe Passage routes, and community groups plan to take action in a big way. More>>

Schools CEO clarifies safe passage strategy in light of recent violence

Chicago Public School officials say the new "safe passage" program is getting a bad rap before it's even started. More>>

Getting kids mentally prepared to return to school

Life coach Jim Fannin has some great advice for parents so they can help their kids get out of the summer mindset and prepped to go back to school. More>>

`America`s reinvention expert` Steve Olsher on whether college is worth the money for your kid

College expenses continue to rise, but there are less and less high paying jobs for grads to apply for. America's reinvention expert Steve Olsher discusses whether college is worth it for your kid.   More>>

`Rocky`s Law` now requires injury insurance for all high school districts

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The bill that former Eisenhower High School football player Rasul "Rocky" Clark fought for from his wheelchair was signed into law Sunday by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, the Southtown Star reports. More>>

CPS announces $5.6B budget as protesters march over cuts Video included

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Chicago teachers staged a demonstration that temporarily halted traffic in the Loop Wednesday morning, outside school board headquarters, as the fight over city schools continues. More>>

Chicago Public Schools announce layoff of 2,110 Video included

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More than 2,100 school employees will get layoff notices Friday. Among them will be 1,077 support staff and 1,036 teachers. More>>

City Council passes changes to assault weapons ban, Safe Passage Video included

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Chicago is at the tipping point when it comes to violence. In a rare special session, City Council took up two ordinances Wednesday: one on the assault weapons ban and the other on Safe Passage. More>>

School-to-prison pipeline: Chicago at the tipping point Video included

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CPS students' families say kicking misbehaving students out of school makes a bad situation -- worse. They call it a school-to-prison pipeline. More>>

Winning CPS students develop healthy, tasty meals to fight obesity

The winning Chicago team from Washington High School is cooking up change, one healthy school lunch at a time. Karen Rivera and Marina Nava explained how they're fighting childhood obesity. More>>

Master something new at Learn-a-palooza in Wicker Park this weekend!

Learn-a-palooza is a free festival where people learn from one another. Organizers say their mission is to foster free, creative exploration and help strengthen and develop communities. Kinna Thompson explains. More>>

Young Authors Give Back tour inspires budding writers in Chicago

A group of authors are touring the country on the Young Authors Give Back tour, trying to inspire young writers to follow their dreams. Authors Erin Bowman and Kat Zhang explained how the tour works. More>>

Loyola University to open Institute of Environmental Sustainability, train for green jobs

Loyola University will open a $60 million energy-efficient complex this summer, to house the "Institute of Environmental Sustainability," run by Nancy Tuchman. Students will train for green jobs of the future.
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Hundreds of Chicago teacher supporters rally Tuesday Video included

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Hundreds of Chicago teachers, parents and supporters have rallied in downtown Chicago on the second day of a teachers strike. More>>

30 Antioch students sickened by fumes from fire

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Thirty elementary students at Antioch Upper Grade School were hospitalized after fumes from a small kiln fire made them sick. More>>

AT&T program helps Chicago teens graduate

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High school drop outs have very few job prospects. It's bad for them and it's bad for business, which is why one of the nation's biggest companies is investing in caps and gowns.  More>>

Butler Blue III stopped by FOX 32 News on Big Dawgs Tour!

Butler Blue III is the official mascot for Butler University, the alma mater of FOX 32's Corey McPherrin. He's on the road for Butler's Big Dawgs Tour, promoting a new children's book. Michael Kaltenmark explains. More>>

CPS students make snowy, icy commute back to school

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Chicago Public Schools reopened Wednesday. For many of the thousands students returning to class, about a foot of snow and ice awaited their arrival. More>>

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