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Hamilton Creator's Father Luis A. Miranda, Jr: "I have always known that my son is a hit"

Luis A. Miranda, Jr. is the father of Hamilton Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, and a champion for the Hamilton Education Program. He tells us all about his son’s writing process, and about when he saw his son’s ingenuity start to bloom. 43 more words

John Williams

Cover Story: Do Our Black Children Matter?

National Teachers Academy: Fighting For Fairness In Academic Excellence

By Mary L. Datcher | Defender Sr. Staff Writer

The National Teachers Academy (NTA) is the latest sacrificial lamb slated to be on the chopping block if CPS and the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance (PDNA) has their way. 2,422 more words


CPS Administrators Concerned About Next Year With Budget Crisis

CHICAGO (CBS) — CPS closes the book on an eventful school year. And although their summer vacation is only a few hours old, teachers and administrators are already feeling anxious about next year. 232 more words


Both An NFL Player and Chicago Public Schools Teacher Punished for Fighting for Justice

How could an NFL player and a Chicago Public Schools Special Education teacher have anything in common? When they both are being punished for advocating for justice for others. 1,494 more words


What does it mean that President Trump wants to eliminate AmeriCorps?

Rebecca Huffman, executive director of City Year Chicago, joins Justin to talk about what the organization does, what it takes to mentor a child, the role the mentor plays during the school year, the process of choosing schools to partner with, the importance of service to society, how the idea of community service needs to be rebranded, the budget crisis they are facing in light of President Trump’s plan to eliminate AmeriCorps and what service means to her. 44 more words

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Mayor Emanuel Announces Expansion Of CPS Principal Leadership Program

CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Emanuel said Chicago Public Schools are steadily getting better, but the city still needs more financial help from the state.

Mayor Emanuel announced Thursday the expansion of incentive and training programs to encourage independence and success among Chicago Public School principals. 132 more words


Illinois Lawmakers Approve New Public Schools Funding Formula

CHICAGO (CBS) — For the third year in a row, Illinois lawmakers ended their spring session without approving a budget, but they did approve an overhaul of the way the state doles out money for public schools. 219 more words