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Hot Meals To Return To Little Village School Despite Infestation Of Mice, Roaches

For nearly two months, students at Maria Saucedo Elementary Scholastic Academy, 2850 W. 24th Blvd., have been eating cold lunches in their classrooms, after mice and roaches were discovered throughout the school’s kitchen facilities.

04/30/2015

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CPS Suspends Controversial No-Bid Contract At Center Of Federal Probe

The Chicago Public Schools have suspended a controversial $20.5 million contract with a company that provides leadership training to principals, amid a federal investigation of the company’s ties to CPS Chief Executive Officer Barbara Byrd-Bennett.

04/22/2015

Jennie Biggs, of Raise Your Hand, and other school advocates call for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to replace the entire Chicago Board of Education, in light of a no-bid contract scandal and other controversies at the Chicago Public Schools. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

CPS Protesters Want Mayor To Replace Entire School Board

Chicago Public Schools parents and other education advocates were outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall on Monday, demanding he “push the reset button” on his appointed school board, amid an ongoing contract scandal.

04/20/2015

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Feds Seek Files On Elite Nonprofit In Chicago Schools Probe

Federal investigators looking into a $20 million no-bid Chicago Public Schools contract have requested records related to a nonprofit group tied to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Gov. Bruce Rauner and prominent business leaders.

04/19/2015

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Former CPS Boss Concerned About “Stable Leadership” Amid Federal Probe

A major player in Chicago school reform was expressing serious concerns about the uncertainty swirling around the Chicago Public Schools, as chief executive officer Barbara Byrd-Bennett faces a federal probe into a controversial no-bid contract.

04/17/2015

Barbara Byrd-Bennett discusses her appointment as chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools, replacing Jean-Claude Brizard. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett To Step Aside

Filling the void with be Jesse Ruiz, a member of the school board.

04/17/2015

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Illinois Restores $97 Million Of School Funding Cuts

Nearly 600 of the 800 Illinois school districts will have $97 million in state funding restored after a budget deal brokered last month between Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders cut money for education, with about one-third going to Chicago schools and the rest scattered among the other districts.

04/17/2015

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Chicago Public Schools Target Of Federal Investigation

Chicago Public Schools is the target of a federal investigation, officials acknowledged on Wednesday.

04/15/2015

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

Couple Sues CPS After Being Banned From School Board Meetings

An outspoken couple with four kids attending Chicago Public Schools has filed a federal lawsuit, seeking to overturn a district decision banning them from public meetings of the Chicago Board of Education.

04/14/2015

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Judge Tosses Lawsuit By White Teacher Suspended For Using N-Word

Lincoln Brown, 48, was suspended without pay for five days in 2011 for using the n-word in front of his majority African-American class at Murray Language Academy after one of his students passed a note to a girl with rap lyrics including the n-word

03/27/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia joins protesters demanding a $15 an hour minimum wage for all Chicago Public Schools employees and contract workers. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Garcia, Teachers Call For $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage At CPS

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.

03/25/2015

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CPS Worker Charged In Shooting Near Far South Side School

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.

03/21/2015

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CPS To Sell Three More Shuttered School Buildings

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.

03/14/2015

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As Schools Begin Issuing New PARCC Test, Some Parents Want Kids To Opt Out

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.

03/09/2015

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No One Wins In Chicago’s Latest Standardized Testing Debacle

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…

03/03/2015

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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.

03/02/2015

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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

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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

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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

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Chicago Public Schools: Makeup Days For January Closings

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

01/22/2015

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