CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

Chicago Public Schools

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Parents, Teachers Ask CPS To Spare 3 Schools From ‘Turnaround’ Process

Parents, teachers and union leaders asked Chicago Public Schools hearing officers not to recommend three schools for the “turnaround” process.

04/09/2014

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Mayor Dismisses Study That Shows Little Advantage At Charter Schools

The mayor didn’t dispute published study showing privately-run charter schools might be performing no better than regular public schools. Emanuel said that’s yesterday’s debate. He said the issue is making sure every school does a good job.

04/07/2014

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Touts Safe Haven Programs During Spring Break

The program will offer activities for about 10,000 students while they’re off school for a week from April 14 to April 18.

04/03/2014

U.S. Olympic champion Jesse Owens powers his way at the start of the 200m event, that he won during the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, where he captured four gold medals. (Photo credit CORR/AFP/Getty Images)

After School Closing, Jesse Owens Honored With Name On Different Building

After Jess Owens Community Academy in West Pullman was closed last summer, relatives of the Olympic Gold Medalist were disappointed to see his name torn off the building.

03/28/2014

(Credit: CBS)

House OKs Proposal To Require School Buses For Safe Passage Routes

CPS officials tried to block the proposal, saying it would cost the district more than $60 million a year.

03/28/2014

Chicago Public Schools

Parents Slam CPS Plans To Spend Nearly $10M On Office Furniture

The Chicago Public Schools’ plan to more than double its budget for office furniture was not sitting well with parents, especially those who believe schools are being shortchanged.

03/26/2014

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Alderman Questions CPS Decision To Spend Millions On Office Furniture

Less than a year after CPS closed dozens of schools and laid off thousands of employees, it’s getting ready to spend millions on an office move.

03/25/2014

(Credit: Thinkstock)

CPS CEO Recommends Turnarounds For Three Schools

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett on Friday announced recommendations to turnaround three low-performing elementary schools — two on the West Side and one on the South Side, the Sun-Times is reporting.

03/23/2014

Condoms

Two Dozen Chicago High Schools To Offer Free Condoms

Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended a plan to make condoms available at 24 high schools starting next school year, expanding an effort to reduce teen pregnancy and prevent the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases among youths.

03/20/2014

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Republican Lawmakers Want To End Special State Funding For CPS

Some Republican lawmakers have renewed an effort to end one of the state funding sources for the Chicago Public Schools, so districts outside the city can get more money.

03/07/2014

Houston Rockets v Atlanta Hawks

Curie Allowed To Play In State Tournament

Curie doesn’t have any wins right now, but it has a chance to win state still.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2014

(CBS/AP Graphic)

Teachers At Two Schools To Risk Disciplinary Action, Boycott ISAT

Students at Chicago Public Schools begin taking the ISAT exam this week, but many teachers are refusing to administer the test, and many parents say they won’t let their kids take part.

03/03/2014

Video of CPS seminar on ISAT testing. (Credit: YouTube)

In Video, Consultant Treats CPS Teachers Like Small Children

A video posted on You Tube apparently shows a consultant running a professional development seminar and treating Chicago Public School teachers like kindergartners.

02/28/2014

(CBS/AP Graphic)

CPS Threatens To Discipline Teachers Who Boycott ISAT

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has threatened to seek to remove the state certification of teachers who refuse to administer next week’s Illinois Standards Achievement Test, after many teachers planned a boycott.

02/28/2014

(CBS/AP Graphic)

Little Village Teachers, Parents To Boycott ISAT

Teachers at a Little Village school are joining a growing effort to boycott the upcoming Illinois Standards Achievement Test, saying students are over-tested, and the ISAT is no longer of any use to the children who take it.

02/26/2014

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Classes To Resume Wednesday For Chicago Public Schools

After two days off for the extreme cold, classes will resume Wednesday for all Chicago Public Schools.

01/28/2014

(Credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Youth Shootings Drop By 40 Percent In 2013 In Chicago

The youth violence that has too often drawn a national spotlight on Chicago has taken a significant dip, a new analysis shows.

01/28/2014

Chicago Extreme Cold

Chicago Temps Back Above Zero, For Now

After nearly 33 hours of temperatures below zero, Chicago got a (very) small measure of relief Tuesday afternoon, when the mercury inched back above zero.

01/28/2014

(Credit: Thinkstock)

CPS Cancels Classes Again For Tuesday Due To Intense Cold

For the second day in a row, Chicago Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday due to the extreme cold. The closure includes CPS sports and after-school programs.

01/27/2014

(Credit: Thinkstock)

U. Of C. Math Tutoring Program To Expand At CPS

A math tutoring program launched at Harper High School in the Englewood neighborhood last year ix being expanded to 21 public schools.

01/27/2014

more