Parents Raise Money To Overhaul Dangerous Chicago School PlaygroundFrom afar, it looks like your typical playground. But once you get close the problems are obvious. CBS 2's Sandra Torres reports.
Emanuel Shoots Down Teachers Union's Tax Plan To Fund SchoolsMayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool on Thursday rejected a laundry list of new and increased taxes the Chicago Teachers Union had suggested to boost funding for the cash-strapped school district.
Chicago Teachers Union Holds Off On Setting Strike DateThe Chicago Teachers Union did not vote to set a strike date at a meeting of union’s house of delegates Wednesday.
CPS To Allow Transgender Students To Use Restrooms Of Their Gender IdentityTransgender students at Chicago Public Schools will be allowed to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity, under new guidelines announced by the district on Tuesday.
Chicago Teachers Union Reportedly Backing Off May Strike PlansDespite rejecting a four-year contract recommended by an independent fact-finder, the Chicago Teachers Union might not be going on strike before the end of the school year.
Chicago High School Teacher Killed In Tri-State Pileup Near Des PlainesJeffery R. Komada, technology director at Taft High School, was standing outside his vehicle when a white 1995 Peterbuilt semi hit him, authorities said.
Alderman Repeats Use Of Racial Slur To Slam Removal Of Principal Who Blasted EmanuelA Chicago alderman is not backing down from his use of the N-word in criticizing the ouster of a popular elementary school principal who is an outspoken critic of Rahm Emanuel; in fact, he’s doubling down on his profane denunciation of the mayor.
If Teachers Strike, Chicago Public Schools Will Drop Final ExamsSome students are upset about the possibility they may not be able to take final exams. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports.
City To Begin Testing For Lead In Drinking Water At Schools, HomesUnder a new program announced by the city, Chicago residents can all 311 to request a free water quality test at their home. The Chicago Public Schools also have begun testing for lead in drinking water at 28 schools this week.
Parents Outraged After Removal Of Popular PrincipalParents at a North Side elementary school are upset after their popular principal was suddenly removed.
City Announces Comprehensive Trades Program At Dunbar Career Academy The Chicago Public Schools have announced that Dunbar Career Academy will establish the city's first comprehensive high school program for the construction trades, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
What Are The Main Sticking Points Between CPS, Teachers? The teacher strike threat looming in Chicago is a massive difference of opinion. So what's the truth and what's the real sticking point?

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