Parents, Students, Educators Press Lawmakers In Springfield Over School FundingCBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports from the Illinois state capital.
CPS Leadership, Parents, Students To Rally For More Funding In SpringfieldThe rally comes just hours after the Illinois House approved Speaker Michael Madigan’s budget plan, which would add $700 million for public schools statewide, including $287 million in additional funding for CPS.
CPS Parents Protest Possible Cuts, Call For More State FundingChicago Public Schools parents rallied in the Loop on Wednesday, venting their frustration with warnings about severe budget cuts for next year.
CPS Beginning Expanded Lead Testing At SchoolsWater sample testing began at 5 a.m. across the district. More than 250 schools built before 1986 will be tested before the end of the school year. After that, the rest of the schools in CPS will be tested.
Chicago Schools May Share Teachers To Make Ends MeetAnd yes, increase class sizes. The continuing budget fallout continues. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports.
School Superintendents Ask Rauner To Back Change In Funding FormulaSuburban and downstate school superintendents are among those urging the governor to support legislation that would change the way education funds are distributed in Illinois, and the Rauner Administration is responding.
CPS Program Helps Dramatically Cut Out-Of-School SuspensionReducing out of school suspensions as been the goal of Chicago Public Schools for the past couple of years, and administrators say they have a program in place that is solving the problem.
Students Take The Stage At Chicago Symphony CenterA special music program that partners with Chicago Public Schools and other under-served schools is holding its 25th annual concert at the Chicago Symphony Center.
35 CPS High School Students Awarded Scholarships From Gates FoundationChicago Public Schools lead the nation in number of Gates Millennium Scholarships from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this year, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
LaRaviere Accuses CPS Of Using "False Justification" For Ouster As PrincipalSpeaking publicly for the first time since his ouster as a Chicago Public Schools principal, frequent Emanuel administration critic Troy LaRaviere blasted the mayor and school board, accusing them of orchestrating his removal because he was seeking the top post at a school administrators’ group.
Gov. Rauner Surprised Board Of Ed Report Didn’t Recommend State Takeover Of CPSGovernor Bruce Rauner is baffled that the Illinois State Board of Education says Chicago Public School finances don't warrant a school takeover, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Increased Security For Jones College Prep After Online ThreatA high school in the South Loop was on high alert on Monday, after violent threats were made against students on social media.