Chicago Public Schools
The Chicago Teachers Union has stepped up the fight to increase the minimum wage in Chicago, demanding better pay for non-union workers at the Chicago Public Schools, and mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia has joined their effort.
A young man hired by Chicago Public Schools to help students during arrival and dismissal at a charter school is behind bars for allegedly shooting a 17-year-old girl just blocks from the school on the Far South Side, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
When De Duprey and Von Humboldt elementary schools were shuttered in June 2013 as part of a historically large school closing process, the surrounding community wondered what would happen with the hulking 100-year-plus old building that housed both schools in Humboldt Park.
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…
The Chicago Public School system is buckling to economic pressure and now plans to give a controversial standardized test system-wide, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.
Chicago Public Schools has cancelled classes Thursday due to the expected frigid temperatures.
Advocates for and against an elected school board in Chicago squared off in a spirited discussion Monday afternoon, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Classes at Chicago Public Schools will resume on Tuesday, a day after classes were canceled Monday due to the blizzard.
There is no such thing as a free snow/cold day.
According to the study, nearly all of the students – approximately 93 percent – ended up at a school with better academic ratings than their original school. One-fifth of the students whose schools were closed were transferred to top-tier schools.
Rahm Emanuel has been able to build a career as an investment banker, congressman, top White House aide, and mayor of Chicago after majoring in dance in college, and getting a master’s degree in speech and theater; but he said such a success story would not be possible today without some education in technology.
Though it was slightly warmer than Wednesday and Thursday when schools were closed for extreme cold, the official temperature in Chicago was no warmer than 4 degrees when most students would have been heading to school Friday morning.
Chicago Public Schools will remain closed for a second consecutive day, officials said.
A frigid blast of Arctic air has plunged wind chills so low, it has made it dangerous to go outside for an extended period of time.
Chicago Public Schools has canceled classes for Wednesday due to forecast of severe cold.
Rampant wrong-doing is going on in a number of Chicago Public Schools according to a new report by the CPS inspector general, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.
Former Bears lineman James “Big Cat” Williams surprised several Chicago Public Schools students with new laptop computers, after they won a program designed to help them with getting into college.
Books, computers, and even apps can help your children learn to read, but at 13 Chicago Public Schools, young students are becoming better readers thanks to dogs.
Pediatricians have recommended the Chicago Public Schools start classes for high school and middle school students later in the day, so students can get more sleep, but with Mayor Rahm Emanuel rebuffing such efforts, some doctors have offered other ideas for improving student performance.