CPS Students At Two High Schools Walk Out In Budget ProtestThey're hoping to send a message to CPS to stop the cuts, but CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports the message is falling on "broke" ears.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan Resigning, Will Move Back To ChicagoOne of the longest-serving Cabinet members, Duncan is among the few who have formed close personal relationships with the president. After his departure in December, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be the sole member of Obama's Cabinet still in his original role.
CPS Lowers Four Years Of Inflated Graduation RatesThe 69.4 percent graduation rate originally reported by CPS for the 2013-14 school year – which Mayor Rahm Emanuel had called a record high for the district – was lowered to 66.3 percent. The three previous years’ graduation rates also were dropped an average of more than 2 points each year.
CPS Sells Shuttered Trumbull Elementary For $5.25MChicago Public Schools officials say they've approved a $5.25 million deal for the sale of a former elementary school.
Claypool Still Hopeful For Compromise On Pension Bailout From StateChicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool said he’s not discouraged by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s opposition to a nearly $500 million bailout of the financially-strapped school district.
CPS Says It Had Record Attendance On First DayChicago Public Schools announced that it has record attendance numbers on the first day of school on Tuesday.
New School Year Begins For Chicago Public SchoolsIt’s back to class today for 400,000 students at the Chicago Public Schools, and the new year is bringing a new bell time for some students, and plenty of controversy for the cash-strapped district.
CPS Offering Incentives To Gets Students In Class On First Day Of SchoolOn Tuesday, Chicago Public Schools will open their doors for the first day of classes, but make sure to check your school's schedules. Dozens of schools changed their start times to reduce transportation costs.
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Dyett H.S. Hunger Strikers Holding Out For Green Technology SchoolThe hunger strike continues over the future direction of Dyett High School in the South Side Kenwood neighborhood.
CPS Hotline Tackles Parents' Questions As Students Head Back To School
Current, Former CPS Officials Dismiss Talk Of Possible Bankruptcy Past and present Chicago Public School officials agree talk of possible bankruptcy is way off-base, and the state needs to take a more concrete role in easing the system’s pension crisis, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.