Chicago Public Schools

(Credit: Thinkstock)

CPS Reverses Stance On PARCC, Will Now Test Students System Wide

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.

16 hours ago

(Credit: Thinkstock)

CPS Cancels Class For Thursday Due To Severe Cold

Chicago Public Schools has cancelled classes Thursday due to the expected frigid temperatures.

02/18/2015

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Advocates For And Against Elected School Board Debate At City Club Luncheon

Advocates for and against an elected school board in Chicago squared off in a spirited discussion Monday afternoon, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

02/09/2015

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Classes To Resume For CPS Students Tuesday

Classes at Chicago Public Schools will resume on Tuesday, a day after classes were canceled Monday due to the blizzard.

02/02/2015

Chicago Public Schools Logo

Chicago Public Schools: Makeup Days For January Closings

There is no such thing as a free snow/cold day.

01/22/2015

Protesters marched through Chicago over the weekend, to call for a halt to the plan to close 53 Chicago public schools. (Credit: CBS)

University Of Chicago Researchers Examine Impact Of 2013 School Closings

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.

01/22/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces a partnership between Von Steuben High School, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and Exelon, in order to help high school students earn college credit in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Emanuel: Success For Today’s Students Depends On Technology Training

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.

01/14/2015

(Credit: Thinkstock)

CPS Students Back At School After Two Days Off For Cold

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.

01/09/2015

(Credit: Thinkstock)

CPS Cancels School Again Thursday Due To Cold

Chicago Public Schools will remain closed for a second consecutive day, officials said.

01/07/2015

Commuters make their way to work as temperatures hovered around zero degrees Fahrenheit during the morning rush on January 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Dangerously Cold Weather Grips Chicago Area

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.

01/07/2015

(Credit: Thinkstock)

CPS Cancels School Wednesday Due To Cold

Chicago Public Schools has canceled classes for Wednesday due to forecast of severe cold.

01/06/2015

(Credit: Thinkstock)

CPS Inspector General’s Report Details Theft, Cheating

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.

01/05/2015

(STEPHANIE PILICK/AFP/GettyImages)

14 CPS Students Surprised With New Laptops

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.

12/18/2014

dogs reading

Dogs Helping Kids Learn To Read At 13 Chicago Public Schools

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.

12/09/2014

(Photo credit: JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

Doctors Urge CPS To Help Students Adopt Better Sleep Habits

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.

11/21/2014

City Hall

Protesters Removed From City Hall After Sit-In Over CPS Bond Deals

Chicago Police broke up a demonstration at City Hall on Thursday, after activists staged a sit-in to protest controversial bond deals at the Chicago Public Schools.

11/20/2014

Cinque Lee (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Gets 14 Years For Killing CPS Basketball Star

As their friends argued over the necklace earlier in the day, Cinque Lee offered one of those sparring a gun. Later that evening, 22-year-old Michael Haynes told Lee he was wrong to take out a gun since they were all friends. Haynes ended up punching Lee, which prompted him to shoot Haynes four to five times

11/14/2014

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Study Says Chicago Charter School Students Trail CPS Counterparts

A new report claims to show that Chicago charter schools are lagging behind their traditional public counterparts, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

10/13/2014

(Credit: Thinkstock)

CPS Parents, Teachers Push For Elected School Boards

The number of school closings in Chicago is leading some to say the city needs an elected school board.

10/13/2014

McKenzie Phlipot (Credit: Corboy and Demetrio)

Suit: CPS Ignored Bullying Allegations Before 12-Year-Old’s Suicide

A mother has sued the Chicago Public Schools, claiming the district ignored her complaints her daughter was being bullied for a year-and-a-half before the 12-year-old girl took her own life five months ago.

10/09/2014

more