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Emanuel: Custodial Contractors Can ‘Clean Up Their Desks And Get Out’ If They Fail To Fulfill Contract

Mayor Emanuel says the Chicago Public Schools will hold its cleaning contractors accountable, amid complaints from principals and announcement of layoffs among janitors, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/16/2014

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Reassignment Of Marshall High School Principal Sparks Protest By Teachers, Parents

Some students, parents and teachers who are upset over the reassignment of the principal of Marshall High School held a protest Monday, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.

09/15/2014

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Watchdog Accuses Chicago Public Schools Of Violating Open Records Law

The Chicago Public Schools have been hit with a lawsuit accusing the administration of violating the law when it comes to providing the public with information about how the district is run.

09/12/2014

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CPS Kindergartners Learning To Write Code For First Time Ever

CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports that in a second floor classroom on the city’s South Side, the lesson is one you might not expect. Both online and off, the kindergarteners at Ariel Academy are learning computer code.

09/11/2014

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Health Officials Urge People To Take Basic Precautions To Prevent Spread Of Enterovirus

Chicago health officials say there’s an increase in respiratory problems at some emergency rooms, but how many and why has yet to be determined.

09/11/2014

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Special Ed Teacher In Chicago Gives Advice For Careers In Special Education

Carlitta Tucker-Powell, Case Manager and Special Education Teacher for Chicago Public Schools, offers some insight into what it takes to succeed in the special education field.

09/08/2014

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CPS Principal: Data Shows Neighborhood Schools Outperform Charters

An influential Chicago Public Schools principal has said the district’s own figures show much of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s education reform plan isn’t working.

09/03/2014

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Lewis Walking Fine Line Between Labor Leader And Potential Mayoral Candidate

On the first day of school for CPS, Karen Lewis praised new programs or policies which led to better test scores, graduation rates and especially student safety, but claimed they were started long before Mayor Emanuel took office.

09/02/2014

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Lawndale Family Excited To Return To Welcoming School

Last year thousands students were going to new so called “welcoming” schools after CPS closed 49 schools. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker returns to school with a Lawndale family whose concern has been replaced by excitement.

09/02/2014

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Thousands Of CPS Students Enjoy Free Lunch On First Day Back

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, unless you’re a CPS student.

09/02/2014

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Back To School: CPS Students Return With More Safe Passage Routes

Hundreds of thousands of Chicago Public Schools students returned to class Tuesday for the first day of the new school year, and many of them were taking advantage of the Safe Passage program for the first time.

09/02/2014

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CDC Numbers Show Chicago Students Behind Peers In Vaccinations

Experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control say roughly 90 percent of children in Chicago have been vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella.

09/01/2014

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State Provides $10M In New Funds For Safe Passage Program

The city’s Safe Passage program to protect Chicago Public Schools students on their way to and from school has been expanded more than two dozen new schools, thanks to $10 million in new funding from the state.

08/28/2014

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Activists Want Dyett To Become Green Technology School

Activists have said they are not giving up the fight to save a Washington Park neighborhood high school, but Chicago Public Schools officials have suggested the battle is pretty much over.

08/28/2014

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More Safe Passage Routes Coming To Chicago Public Schools

A group of parents and community members gathered in the quiet auditorium of Penn Elementary School on the West Side Friday to hear how Chicago Public Schools officials are going to work to keep their kids safe this upcoming school year, the Sun-Times is reporting.

08/16/2014

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Lewis: Chicago Voters ‘Absolutely Unimpressed’ With Emanuel

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said a recent poll showing most voters are unhappy with how Mayor Rahm Emanuel is handling the Chicago Public Schools reveals “pushback for … failed policies” such as the controversial closing of nearly 50 schools.

08/15/2014

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CPS Safe Haven Program Wrapping Up For The Summer

Chicago Public Schools students on Thursday were celebrating a successful end to the Safe Haven program, in which churches across the city provide kids with summer activities to keep them off the streets.

08/07/2014

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CPS Retirees Pick Up Pension Checks After Delay

CPS retirees hit the line early Saturday morning to pick up their pension checks.

08/02/2014

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Principal To Leave School Rocked By Claims Of Anti-Semitic Bullying

Parents criticized Ogden International’s administration earlier this year amid reports of bullying directed at Jewish students.

07/25/2014

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Construction Of School Annex To Turn Lincoln Park Street Into Playground

Residents of a block in Lincoln Park have threatened to file a lawsuit, after learning their street will be closed during the day for about a year, to help make way for construction of an addition to the local elementary school. During construction, the street will be used as a playground for Lincoln Elementary.

07/25/2014

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