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City Colleges expanding pastry school

The City Colleges' French Pastry School will add 11,000 feet of kitchen space and roll out a new program on making and decorating cakes next year.

5 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges shop downstate for cars

The City Colleges buy hybrid vehicles from a dealer 133 miles away because the price is better than in Chicago. But one board member wants the district to shop local first.

5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Stripped of White House internship, Kennedy-King student wonders why

Appreccia Faulkner was to have started a three-month unpaid internship in the White House's correspondence office. The Kennedy-King student and mother of three got a message yesterday telling her the slot had been given to someone else.

5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Feds say City Colleges debit card program complies with law

The U.S. Department of Education reviewed a City Colleges program that lets students get financial aid loan refunds loaded onto a debit card that carries fees for withdrawals. The program meets all federal requirements.

5 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges rethinks debit card program

One official wants to find a way to get rid of the costly fees students can accrue using the cards, which provide a fast way for students to get their tuition loan refunds.

5 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges moves to demolish old Kennedy-King

The district is set to spend up to $625,000 for engineering work before demolition can begin. But it still doesn't have the money to pay the expected $10.4 million teardown cost.

5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Program gives some City Colleges students a leg up

The Illinois Education Foundation provides scholarships, tutoring and mentoring to a small but growing group of students. Its model appears to be working.

5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Harold Washington looks to assessment efforts after self-review

The college conducted the review last year, leading up to its recent accreditation. A 250-page report produced by faculty and staff provides details on all aspects of the school.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges wants racial discrimination suit dismissed

But the attorneys for former employee Ramona Shaw say there are many unanswered questions, and the case should move toward trial after attempts at settling failed.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

AG: City Colleges violated law, but it was not ‘willful or intentional’

Trustees should have provided proper notice to the public the first time around when they voted on a tuition hike, the attorney general's office says in a letter.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges line up state funding for Truman student center

A state agency is set to start paying construction bills at Truman College. And the City Colleges could share in federal stimulus funds being split up among community colleges statewide.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges misused grant dollars for Ipods

Cell phone bill, salaries, also charged wrongly to government grants, audit shows. College officials say the charges have been reversed.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

CSU candidate Watson mixes politics, education

Wayne Watson spearheaded numerous new initiatives as chancellor of the City Colleges, and is now a candidate to head Chicago State University. Though he's sparred with faculty at the City Colleges, some colleagues laud him for launching new programs.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Housing slump leads City Colleges to tweak residency rules

The Board of Trustees will give new employees up to a year to relocate, up from the current six months, in a nod to the region’s tough housing market.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges trustees are set to approve online degree program

Soon, City Colleges of Chicago students will be able to earn their associate degrees over the Internet, without having to take any classes at the district's seven campuses.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

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