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UIC faculty union sets strike date

Chicago Sun-Times - Illinois Education News 12/5 11:20A Nader Issa
University of Illinois at Chicago administrators and the university’s faculty union have a little over a month to settle a contract and avert a strike. Sun-Times file photo Faculty members at the University of Illinois at Chicago plan to strike...

Battle over Ryan Field in Evanston could be a seminar for the Bears

Chicago Sun-Times - Illinois Education News 12/4 10:40A David Roeder
A rendering of the new Ryan Field. Northwestern University Pity poor Northwestern University. No, we’re not talking “poor” in the sense of lacking funds. The place last reported a $14.9 billion endowment. It’s “poor” in the sense of being...

New property tax increases hit Hispanic wards hardest in Chicago

Chicago Sun-Times - Illinois Education News 11/30 12:20P David Struett
Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times file Most Cook County property owners will see a larger tax bill this year, but owners in gentrifying Latino neighborhoods in Chicago will see some of the biggest hikes. Some will see tax...

Illinois Math and Science Academy opens out-of-state, tuition-based enrollment

Chicago Sun-Times - Illinois Education News 11/28 12:59P Nader Issa
The Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora is for the first time accepting out-of-state, tuition-based applications. Google streetview Any non-Illinoisans looking to send their standout scholar to the acclaimed Illinois Math and Science...

Illinois Superintendent of Education Carmen Ayala to retire

Chicago Sun-Times - Illinois Education News 11/18 12:11P Nader Issa
Illinois Superintendent of Education Carmen Ayala speaks to reporters in 2021. She announced her retirement this week. Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file photo Illinois State Superintendent of Education Carmen Ayala is retiring at the end of...

UIC faculty union authorizes strike

Chicago Sun-Times - Illinois Education News 11/17 10:17A Nader Issa
Students walk through campus at the University of Illinois Chicago. Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times file photo Faculty members at the University of Illinois at Chicago have voted to authorize a strike as their union negotiates better pay, lighter...

MacKenzie Scott gifts CPS $25M after charter schools get millions

Chicago Sun-Times - Illinois Education News 11/17 5:22A Nader Issa
Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott is sending $25 million to Chicago’s public school system. Evan Agostini/AP Chicago Public Schools is receiving a $25 million donation from MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist who earlier this...

Jill Biden visit Chicago, calls education nonpartisan ‘American’ issue

Chicago Sun-Times - Illinois Education News 11/15 4:00A Nereida Moreno | WBEZ
First lady Jill Biden spent Monday in the Chicago area highlighting apprenticeship opportunities in high school and at the community college level. Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times First lady Jill Biden met with students, teachers and business leaders...

MacKenzie Scott donates $23 million to Chicago’s Noble, LEARN charter schools

Chicago Sun-Times - Illinois Education News 11/15 3:10A Nader Issa
Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott is helping two Chicago charter school networks with her latest donations. Evan Agostini/AP Two Chicago charter school operators are receiving multimillion-dollar donations from billionaire philanthropist...
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