As I lay in bed drenched in sweat, battling COVID, it came to me as in a fevered dream . . . The city council had overwhelmingly approved Mayor Lightfoot’s idea to spend untold millions on a casino. Even as Alderperson Brendan Reilly warned them that it may wind up being as bad as the […]
If you missed the show—and even if you were there—here’s the video of the second annual First Tuesday education summit, where we tried to figure out how to save our schools from the people who are running them.
This week three great local education reporters—Sarah Karp, Lauren FitzPatrick, and Becky Vevea—join the Reader‘s Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky for First Tuesdays at the Hideout to discuss schools in Chicago.
Linda Lutton, Becky Vevea win national awards for education coverage at WBEZ.
The highs and lows of longtime WBEZ visionary Torey Malatia
Is the station’s pledge drive missing a bet?
In pushing his agenda, Mayor Emanuel doesn’t let facts get in the way.
How many kids wait for places in Chicago’s charter schools? Surely not 19,000.