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“Our downtown is half-vacant, a ghost town in the middle of the workweek. Our schools have lost a year of learning or more. Test scores have plummeted. Every public agency is facing a financial cliff,” Vallas told the City Club of Chicago.
Mayoral challenger Paul Vallas said the CTU is behind the bogus lawn signs popping up around the city. The Vallas for Mayor signs include a red box that says, “MAGA 2024,” invoking the Trump slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
As outside conservative support grows in school board races, the Democratic Party of Illinois for the first time is investing in these local races.
Professors at the state’s only majority-Black public university are some of Illinois’ lowest paid.
Their third runoff debate was more restrained than previous ones — but not without some big swings, as when Vallas said he has more teaching experience than Johnson. “You can’t keep just dismissing people, Paul,” Johnson responded. “It’s irresponsible.”
Federal pandemic relief funding has papered over long-standing issues, but that money is set to run out in two years.
Elissa Tenny, the first female president in the school’s 157-year history, said she is retiring next year.
During their first televised debate, Brandon Johnson was the undisputed aggressor. In Round Two, Paul Vallas took the gloves off. Round Three was pretty much a draw.
One educator compared the learning disruption caused by the pandemic to water freezing in cracked pavement, deepening the divide.
Neither the city’s longtime negotiator, Jim Franczek, nor Mayor Lori Lightfoot commented on the situation.
Their backgrounds — Paul Vallas, a technocrat devoted to school choice, and Brandon Johnson, a teachers union organizer — help explain clashing views on school reform.
The vote to affiliate with the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America follows a similar move by graduate students at Northwestern University.
Medical students nationwide found out Friday where they will do their residencies.
Pedro Soto was facing up to six months in prison after pleading guilty. But a judge issues a lighter sentence of 18 months’ probation, citing his cooperation with the feds.
Parents say the Whistler elementary school teacher routinely “administered harmful, physical and violent corporal punishment,” including striking students with her hands and wooden rulers.
Protesters say Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk promote anti-LGBTQ views. ‘I think it’s disgusting that the university has these people on campus,’ one student said.
Bosses keep talking about the return to the office, the way hatmakers pined for the return of the fedora.
Paul Vallas, former Chicago Public Schools CEO, has secured a spot in the April 4 Chicago mayoral runoff.
“If you defund the police, how are they gonna do their jobs?” Wilson asked.
On the eve of the first debate of the mayoral runoff election, the Chicago Sun-Times asked several prominent political strategists and seasoned debate coaches to offer their advice to the two candidates.
SEIU Local 1, representing more than 45,000 working people, is poised to announce its backing of Chicago mayoral candidate Brandon Johnson Wednesday.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could derail hopes of canceled student debt for 1.5 million Illinois residents.
In 1995, then-Mayor Richard M. Daley seized control of Chicago Public Schools and asked his budget director and chief of staff to take charge. On Friday, the “dream team” of Paul Vallas and Gery Chico reunited.
Jiang, 13, outlasted 47 competitors to correctly spell “saturnine” and win this year’s contest. He advanced to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May.