A New York City medical school goes tuition-free thanks to a $1 billion gift

NEW YORK — A New York City medical school will be tuition-free for all students from now on thanks to a $1 billion donation from a former professor, the widow of a Wall Street investor. Ruth Gottesman announced the gift and its purpose to students and faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine Monday, bringing […]

Help Wanted: Schools Struggling To Keep Black Teachers

Help Wanted: Schools Struggling to Keep Black Teachers

Innovative recruiting strategies like Teacher Villages aren’t keeping pace with the number of Black teachers leaving the classroom.   by Joseph Williams   Study after study confirms it: Black children perform better in schools with Black teachers. They score better on achievement scores and have lower dropout rates and higher rates of college completion.  Yet Black […]

The New Fafsa: Here’s What You Need To Know Before Applying For Federal Student Aid For The 2024 25 Academic Year

The new FAFSA: Here’s what you need to know before applying for federal student aid for the 2024-25 academic year

After a delayed launch that set the timeline back by months, the overhauled Free Application for Federal Student Aid is off to a complicated start. The FAFSA, which typically opens in October, didn’t become available until Dec. 31, after the government revised the form and changed the formula for student aid in an attempt to […]

Manhattan District 114 teachers took down bulletin boards in solidarity, union says

Teachers in Manhattan Elementary District 114 took down their own bulletin boards last week in solidarity with a teacher after her bulletin board with LGBTQ symbols in hearts was ordered removed as a result of a new school board policy, the teacher union president said. Susan Kubik said she personally took down the hearts bulletin […]

Township High School D113 appoints first Black female superintendent; ‘Together, we will … confront our challenges head-on’

After a five-month, nationwide search, a new superintendent was unanimously appointed to lead the Deerfield and Highland Park high school district. Experienced educator Chala Holland was appointed as superintendent for a three-year term, during a Township High School District 113 Board of Education meeting on Tuesday night. The superintendent search and Holland’s appointment follows current […]

Chicago Board Of Education Moves To Pull Resource Officers Out Of Schools

Chicago Board of Education moves to pull resource officers out of schools

The Chicago Board of Education is moving forward with plans to terminate its $10.3 million school resource officer program in Chicago Public Schools and order schools to remove officers before the 2024-25 school year starts. The resolution to remove school resource officers is expected to pass swiftly with backing from Mayor Brandon Johnson and will […]

Chicago’s Unhoused Are The Focus Of Wttw’s Latest Season Of ‘firsthand’ Documentary Series

Chicago’s unhoused are the focus of WTTW’s latest season of ‘Firsthand’ documentary series

Brian Rodgers, 50, had a typical upbringing, growing up with a working mother and grandmother who he said gave him everything he needed to succeed. But along the way, his values got misaligned from what he was taught. That landed him in jail many times. “If you add all of my time out, which has […]

Daughter of Muhammad Ali celebrates suburban mosque’s 50th anniversary with a ceremony to honor the boxing legend

Maryum Ali dribbled a basketball to one of two nets and made three shots in a row after cutting a silver ribbon to rededicate the Muhammad Ali Athletic Center, named for her famous father, at the Islamic Foundation School in Villa Park on Tuesday. Maryum Ali was at the school during a week of events […]

Biden cancels $1.2 billion in student loan debt for 150,000 borrowers

LOS ANGELES — President Joe Biden announced the cancellation of an additional $1.2 billion in student loan debt for about 153,000 borrowers Wednesday, his latest effort at student debt relief after the Supreme Court blocked a more sprawling plan last year. Biden has now canceled $138 billion of student debt for almost 3.9 million borrowers […]

Manhattan District 114 Superintendent, Human Resources Director Quit

Manhattan District 114 superintendent, human resources director quit

Superintendent Russell Ragon and Director of Human Resources Christine Ruddy resigned late last week “for personal reasons,” according to an email the Manhattan Elementary District 114 Board sent to families sent Saturday. “As we navigate the next steps, we ask that our staff focus on what they do best, teaching the students of Manhattan 114. […]

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