Kate is a two-time winner of the national Education Writers Association top opinion writing award for editorials on the Chicago Public Schools and is a winner of the Studs Terkel Award for coverage of Chicago’s diverse communities. She regularly speaks publicly and to groups about education issues, journalism and politics. Kate lives in Chicago with her family.
Stories by Kate Grossman
Red Oak School received threats Thursday and Friday. The school was also targeted last week by a X account that caters to an anti-LGBTQ+ audience.
Jon Siskel’s 20-minute documentary features 13 people reflecting on the parade where gunfire erupted on July 4, 2022 and the Highland Park community.
Paul Vallas promises to expand school choice while Brandon Johnson says it deepens segregation and inequity. Donors are lining up on either side.
Monday was the first day Chicago Public School students were allowed to go without a mask in more than a year.
As a legal effort to block Chicago Public Schools’ masking rule advances, CPS says it will share its mask optional plan early next week.
A Springfield judge on Friday told nearly 170 school districts to halt COVID-19 mandates. The attorney general appealed the ruling on Monday.
CPS classes have been canceled since last Wednesday amid the standoff between the teachers union and the school district.
Meet four high school seniors from the Chicago area and listen as they share stories of a senior year like no other.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to endorse the vaccine’s use Wednesday, opening the door for shots to begin.