Hundreds of thousands of students in Chicago and the suburbs began taking a controversial new standardized test on Monday, but some parents want their kids to opt out.
Our kids are about to lose two weeks of class time to prepare for and take a test that will have little to no benefits. Needless to say, a lot of people are angry…
CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov explains why educators and parents alike are fighting to delay the new test.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has sought to counter a perception his administration stifles dissent from school principals, saying he and Chicago Public Schools administrators have an open-door policy.
The program will offer activities for about 10,000 students while they’re off school for a week from April 14 to April 18.
Students at Chicago Public Schools begin taking the ISAT exam this week, but many teachers are refusing to administer the test, and many parents say they won’t let their kids take part.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has threatened to seek to remove the state certification of teachers who refuse to administer next week’s Illinois Standards Achievement Test, after many teachers planned a boycott.
Wells High School students held a peer review panel for visitors to watch as the Chicago school system signals a change in disciplinary policy.
Sorry kids, winter break is over. It’s back to class for hundreds thousands of students at public and private schools throughout the area – including the Chicago Public Schools.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine asks city officials why they back-tracked on earlier plans to keep schools open during this week’s subzero temperatures.
The Chicago Public Schools will close for a second day on Tuesday due to the extreme cold.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on the continuing battle for the hearts and minds of parents.
The Chicago School system suggests that’s it for right now, as far as further teacher layoffs are concerned.
About 200 people — including 20 to 30 students — rallied outside Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday, as the Board of Education was meeting to approve the district’s annual budget.
A new chapter begins for the Chicago Public Schools this morning, following major budget cuts and the closings of dozens of schools.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is appointing an advisory committee to decide what to do with nearly 50 shuttered Chicago Public Schools that residents fear could be turned into charter schools, or sit vacant and become magnets for crime.
CPS administrators touted a graduation rate of 65.4 percent for the class of 2013, topping last year’s mark of 61.2 percent.
Thousands of people lined King Drive from 35th Street to Washington Park for the annual Bud Billiken Parade on Saturday.
School officials say for five years some students have been taking those classes online. Parents, though, were surprised to learn of the program. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.
It’s a bittersweet final day for thousands of students at Chicago Public Schools; at 19 elementary schools, it’s the last day of class before they close for good.