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Parents grade Safe Passage system


With the school year wrapping up, many Chicago parents said they are pleasantly surprised by the success of the Safe Passage system -- routes manned by workers trained in conflict resolution and armed only with two-way radios. More>>

Chicago university offers video game scholarships Video included


All those hours spent in front of video games, it turns out, could pay off for some college-bound students. More>>

FOX 32 News Special on Education: Chicago at the Tipping Point Video included


In a FOX 32 News Special Report on Education, we explore K-12 education in Illinois -- what's good with it, what's bad with it, what's fixable, and maybe not fixable.


CPS implementing `five essentials` to create better schools, seeing results Video included


The emotion is real when you start messing with neighborhood schools. Parents are fed up with years of reforming, re-staffing, merging, closing, taking over and turning around with mixed results for students.


Ill. school funding system produces vastly disparate levels of spending Video included


They are the most fiercely fought-over questions in Illinois politics. And they help to explain other fights, including the current battle over the state income tax. When it comes to public school funding, who should pay? And, how much is enough? More>>

How technology is changing the way children learn Video included


Tots on laptops and tablets, they are masters at home and now they're swiping their way through school too. More>>

School inequity: Does education quality depend on where you live? Video included


The wide range of needs in different schools, and even within schools, makes it tough to reach a consensus on how to improve education. More>>

Tipping Point: Technology in education Video included


Young individuals are masters of technology at home, and now, they're swiping their way through school too. More>>

Tipping Point: Price for a CPS education varies by location Video included


A child growing up in the Austin neighborhood is getting a Chicago Public School’s education that costs about $9,500 a year. In Oak Park, a child receives an education worth more than $13,000 a year.

Willis Report: Understanding college financial aid packages Video included


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


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


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>>

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>>

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


"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.

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


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>>

Community groups, school councils to boycott CPS Video included


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>>

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


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


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


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


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

Hundreds of Chicago teacher supporters rally Tuesday Video included


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


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

Updated: Apr 24, 2012 19:48 PM CDT

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


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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