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Acclaimed Fenger High principal and 'Chicagoland' star to leave CPS in July  Chicago Tribune

Chicago Public Schools Principal Elizabeth Dozier — who has led Christian Fenger Academy High School in Roseland since 2009 — will leave the school ...

'He was just trying to make sure he lived another day': Boy, 15, killed in Roseland shooting  Chicago Tribune

Jacob Ellzey looked forward to spending time with his nephew this summer, but he was also worried.

Chicago Mother Outraged Teen Convicted in Son's Death Freed  NBC Chicago

Back in 2009, the beating death of a Fenger Academy High School honor student was captured on camera. Derrion Albert was on his way home from school ...

'Sad day' after Fenger grad featured on 'Chicagoland' killed in shooting  Chicago Tribune

A Fenger Academy High School graduate who talked about his struggle to escape gun violence in the CNN documentary series "Chicagoland" was killed early ...

Tuesday's Election Is First Test Of Youth Voter Turnout After State-Mandated Civics Education  Block Club Chicago

ROSELAND — Midterm elections are Tuesday, and in Illinois these will be the first major elections since the state began rolling out a plan to mandate civics ...

Charles Mount, former Tribune reporter, dies  Chicago Tribune

Charles Mount, 78, a former Tribune reporter who covered the state and Cook County civil and criminal courts, dies.

JB Pritzker Fields Questions from High School Students  Chicago Tonight | WTTW

Democratic nominee for governor J.B. Pritzker answers questions from 70 Mikva Challenge high school students – some of whom will be first-time voters in ...

Chicago police say they fatally shot the brother of a suspect in killing of 15-year-old boy, after earlier say  Chicago Tribune

The brother of a man wanted in the slaying of a 15-year-old boy earlier this month was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon by Chicago police officers about half a ...

Derrion Albert Video Shows Teens Beating Christian Fenger High School Student to Death  CBS News

CHICAGO (CBS/AP) Cell phone footage showing a group of teens viciously kicking and striking 16-year-old Christian Fenger Academy High School honors ...

CPS enrollment by school for 2018-19: Look up your school  Chicago Tribune

Look up how enrollment at each Chicago public school has changed from 2017-18 to 2018-19.

Boys 16 and 17 found shot to death in Far South Side field: 'They’re killing the children'  Chicago Tribune

Two teen boys were found dead in a field in the Far South Side's Golden Gate neighborhood.

Why financial literacy is vital for students of color  Chicago Tribune

Students of color share common obstacles when it comes to their well-being — a lack of financial literacy being one of them. The Academy Group Chicago is ...

Niles North High School homecoming halftime show to include 50th anniversary celebration of Vikettes dance squ  Chicago Tribune

The halftime show at Niles North High School's homecoming game Sept. 7 will honor the Vikettes dance team's 50th anniversary and include a performance that ...

Faces of Fenger  Chicago Tribune

Vashion Bullock has transferred to Muhammad University of Islam and is on track to graduate next month. Montrell Truitt stayed at Fenger and plans to attend ...

A Far South Side boy’s failed summer mission: To live another day  Chicago Tribune

Jaylan Ellzey, 15, was killed in a Far South Side drive-by shooting. Jaylan's goal, his uncle said: Live another day. Ms. Mayor-elect, gun violence is Job One.

Women's co-working firm heading to Fulton Market  Crain's Chicago Business

A female-focused co-working firm and a venture fund focused on at-risk youth are setting up shop in the Fulton Market District, filling up one of the trendy ...

Report: 69 percent of 2015 Steinmetz College Prep High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  Chicago City Wire

In a year when 92 percent of Steinmetz College Prep High School seniors graduated on time, 69 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had ...

2 Fenger coaches removed as beating of student investigated  Chicago Tribune

Patricia Thurmond-Jones opened her front door Saturday morning and saw more than a dozen teenage boys beating her son and grandson, bringing back ...

Remembering a beloved teacher, coach  Chicago Tribune

A life story on Tom Lyons, who coached at Fenger, Brother Rice and Oak Lawn high schools.

Final sentence is given in videotaped murder of Fenger High School sophomore  Chicago Tribune

After dozens of days in court over nine long months, Norman Golliday took the witness stand one more time Monday to address the fifth and final young man to ...

Common, Ice Cube lead Chicago panel on violence for VH1 special  Chicago Tribune

Common and Ice Cube were among the stars who took part in a discussion about gun violence this month on the South Side ahead of the release of their movie ...

Derrion Albert's Death May Be Rooted in School Closures  NBC Chicago

School closings under Daley's Renaissance 2010 program leave kids with few outlets.

Roseland’s transformation captured in 1970 student film  Chicago Reader

T here's fastback Mustangs, there's tight pants, there's Afros, there's ancient Dutch farmers walking along with palsy . . . it's the human comedy," says Paul ...

Report: 93 percent of 2015 Corliss High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  Chicago City Wire

In a year when 97 percent of Corliss High School seniors graduated on time, 93 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had to enroll in ...

Teacher dies after collapsing at Austin elementary school  Chicago Tribune

A Chicago Public Schools teacher has died after suffering a heart attack at an elementary school in the Austin neighborhood, authorities said.

Chance the Rapper announces $10K donations to 9 more CPS schools  Chicago Sun-Times

Less than a week after giving $1 million to Chicago Public Schools, Chance the Rapper announced Thursday that another nine schools will receive $10,000 ...

Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas to build $20M training center in Little Village  Chicago Tribune

Faced with an aging workforce, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas are building a new $20 million facility in Little Village to train utility workers.

Emanuel pulls about-face on CPS police costs  Chicago Tribune

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and top aides diverted more than $58 million away from Chicago Public Schools to help plug a budget hole at City Hall shortly after he ...

Beyond makes $1.6M investment in Lawndale legal group  Crain's Chicago Business

Chicago Beyond, the venture philanthropy fund launched by former Fenger Academy High School principal Liz Dozier, will invest $1.66 million in Lawndale ...

Federal School Safety Research Eliminated to Fund New School Security Measures  Education Week

Funding for the new STOP School Violence Act, which funds school security and safety measures, will come at the expense of federal research about school ...

Trial to expose 'street files' used by police to hide evidence years ago  Chicago Tribune

Cop's blowing whistle on secret "street files" prompted wholesale changes by the Police Department and dismissal of a wrongful conviction.

Impact of Chicago's violence on girls in toughest neighborhoods often overlooked  Chicago Tribune

The plight of girls and young women in Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods is getting more attention, but advocates — and some of the girls — wonder if it ...

2016 PARCC test results  Chicago Tribune

The Tribune reviewed the passing, or proficiency, rate on the PARCC exams across both reading and math in all grades tested at some 3,700 schools, ...

Relatives, Chicago officials attend beaten teen's funeral  CNN

The funeral of a Chicago teenager whose beating death was caught on video was attended Saturday by scores of family members, officials and community ...

'The things you remember': Centenarians share what it's like to be 100  Chicago Tribune

Local centenarians explain what's good and bad about reaching the century mark.

Obamas pledge $2 million for summer jobs, apprenticeships for Chicago youth  Chicago Tribune

Barack and Michelle Obama are donating $2 million toward two Chicago programs that provide summer jobs and apprenticeships, setting the stage for the ...

Chicago actor says women directors sweeten OWN's 'Queen Sugar'  Chicago Sun-Times

One of the things actor and Chicago native Timon Kyle Durrett likes about "Queen Sugar" is the pacing of the new drama series on Oprah Winfrey's OWN.

West Garfield Park church youth pay tribute to tradition and victims of violence  Chicago Tribune

For the first time, the youth at New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church have planned the New Year's Eve *service* called Watch Night, where they will unveil ...

Henry Christiansen, ran recruiting company, dies at 76  Chicago Tribune

Henry Christiansen ran a recruiting company that specialized in placing people in the chemical industry.

Murder charge dropped against teen in Chicago beating  CNN

A 17-year-old said Tuesday he is "blessed" that prosecutors dropped a murder charge against him in the beating death last month of a Chicago honors student.

Foxx fined over campaign finance violations  Chicago Tribune

Cook County state's attorney challenger Kim Foxx was hit with nearly $20,000 in fines from the State Board of Elections on Monday for failing to report a ...

Integrating Social-Emotional Learning Into High School  Education Week News

Students benefit when secondary schools make a strong commitment to fostering social and emotional learning, write Barbara Cervone and Kathleen Cushman.

John McNaughton's chilling '80s slasher flick 'Henry' won't stay away  Chicago Tribune

Chicagoan John McNaughton in 1986 made the movie "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer" for about $100000. It carried an "X" rating and made several film critics' ...

Rape survivor helps identify assailant who turns out to be alleged serial killer  Chicago Tribune

Five years later, Candice Franklin rejoices at life sentence for Michael A. Johnson Jr. but struggles to forget: "It still haunts me."

Chicago-area schools are ranked by students and teachers using 5Essentials survey.  Chicago Tribune

Chicago-area schools are ranked by students and teachers using 5Essentials survey.

When Social and Emotional Learning Is Key to College Success  The Atlantic

While test scores can predict academic success, self-management and relationship skills may better prepare students to thrive and graduate.

Juanita Jordan, ex-wife of basketball legend Michael Jordan, speaks out  Crain's Chicago Business

Juanita Vanoy Jordan discusses life after divorce, raising her kids and the next chapter. Includes video.

Are Kids at Risk? Scores of Chicago-Area Schools Allow Cell Towers on Their Buildings, Grounds  NBC Chicago

Dozens of schools across the Chicago area are leasing their property to telecom companies to erect cellular towers and antennas on school buildings and ...

'Another day, another shooting': Photographing Chicago's violence  Columbia Journalism Review

FOR FOUR YEARS, WHILE COMMUNITIES on the south and west sides of Chicago fought an ongoing war against street violence—while people wailed and ...

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