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Transgender Middle School Teacher Goes Public in Chicago

Transgender Middle School Teacher Goes Public in Chicago

"I'm just trying to be who I am," CPS teacher tells DNAInfo Chicago after two years of hormone therapy to become a woman.
Chicago Teachers Talked to Like Children in 'Teach to the Test' Video

Chicago Teachers Talked to Like Children in 'Teach to the Test' Video

Chicago schools becoming a flashpoint in battle over standardized testing.
Chicago Public Schools Close Tuesday

Chicago Public Schools Close Tuesday

All Chicago Public Schools are closing Tuesday due to the cold temperatures expected.
CPS Schools to Close Tuesday

CPS Schools to Close Tuesday

All Chicago Public Schools are closing Tuesday due to the cold temperatures expected.
Former LVHS Employee Accused of Embezzlment

Former LVHS Employee Accused of Embezzlment

A former Lake View Public High School technology coordinator reportedly embezzled $420,000 from the school. He was found dead in a Tijuana hotel room in Jan. of 2012.
CPS Schools, Many Lake View Private Schools Closing Monday

CPS Schools, Many Lake View Private Schools Closing Monday

The decision came late Sunday afternoon after the district was criticized by the union for planning to hold classes.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.
Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Student loan debt likely will force today's college grads to work longer.
Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Regular inspection of your child’s texts, Facebook and Twitter may not show whether they’re involved in cyberbullying.
Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

To do everything you’re supposed to do, you’d need a time machine.
Parents: Are Your Kids Safe at School?

Parents: Are Your Kids Safe at School?

Are kids in the cross-hairs when it comes to potential gun violence at schools?
Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

The debate over homework rages among American parents and educators, and many question its value altogether.
Caribou Coffee's Removal of LGBT Painting Sparks Controversy

Caribou Coffee's Removal of LGBT Painting Sparks Controversy

The Northbrook coffee shop removed a homecoming image painted by a high school club after receiving complaints. Its corporate office said the store should not have done so.
Private School Options Expanding in Chicago

Private School Options Expanding in Chicago

Six private schools are either slated to open or expand in the city, according to Crain's Chicago Business.
Cubs Cut Ribbon at Greeley Elementary’s New Playground (PHOTOS)

Cubs Cut Ribbon at Greeley Elementary’s New Playground (PHOTOS)

The Cubs, alderman and Greenly principal unveiled a new playground in Lake View after the baseball team donated $25,000 to make it a reality.
Lake View School Gets Prestigious National Nod (PHOTOS)

Lake View School Gets Prestigious National Nod (PHOTOS)

Mount Carmel Academy was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as being a National School of Excellence.