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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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Mayor Defends Controversial School Budget Moves

Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended the Chicago Public Schools’ use of what some would call a fiscal “gimmick” to balance its $6.8 billion budget for next school year.

07/25/2014

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Watchdog Criticizes CPS Budget For Using One-Time Accounting Measure To Fill Deficit

The Chicago School Board passed a budget with a one-time bump, which gets it by this year but not next according to the fiscal watchdog the Civic Federation.

07/23/2014

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CPS Teacher Claims He Was Fired For Speaking Out On Alleged Wrongdoing

A Chicago teacher blew the whistle on alleged wrongdoing at a Chicago high school, and now he’s out of a job. He believes he was fired for speaking out and he’s not alone.

07/15/2014

Northside College Prep High School was named the top school in Illinois and the #36 college in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2014. (Credit: Facebook)

CPS Officials Defend Diversity Of Selective-Enrollment High Schools

Aldermen grilled Chicago Public Schools officials on Tuesday about declining minority enrollment at some of the most renowned selective-enrollment schools in the city.

07/15/2014

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CPS Students Rally For Peace At Summer Camps

Several rallies were being held across the city on Wednesday, as part of the city’s effort to keep children safe from violence during summer break.

07/02/2014

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CPS Laying Off 1,150 Teachers And Clerical Staff

Chicago Public Schools officials have sent layoff notices to 550 teachers and 600 clerical support staff, but said the teachers will be able to apply for other open jobs with the district for next school year.

06/26/2014

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CPS Changing Student Discipline To Reduce Suspensions

Chicago Public Schools officials have decided to move away from zero-tolerance approaches to student discipline.

06/24/2014

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School Board VP Condemns Anti-Semitic Bullying At Ogden

The vice president of the Chicago Board of Education said Thursday that Chicago Public Schools does not condone anti-Semitism. It was the first time a Chicago schools official has used that term to describe an ugly incident at Ogden International School.

06/06/2014

Students at Mitchell Elementary School tending to crops as part of the "Eat What You Grow" program. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Students Get Chance To Grow, Eat Their Own Food

Sweet peppers, okra and kohlrabi sound like they belong on the menu of one of Chicago’s top restaurants, but actually as we discovered in this Original Report, it’s what you’ll find being grown, harvested and served in a handful of Chicago Public Schools.

06/02/2014

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Anti-Defamation League Calls On CPS To Take Action Against Anti-Semitic Bullying Online

The city’s Anti-Defamation League is calling for Chicago Public Schools to take action after a student was allegedly targeted by other students just because he’s Jewish.

05/27/2014

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Union Accuses CPS Of ‘Hollow Promises’ On School Closings

A year after the Chicago Board of Education voted to close 50 public schools, the Chicago Teachers Union accused the district of breaking promises to use the money saved by the closures to make improvements at so-called welcoming schools.

05/21/2014

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Mayor Insists His Door Is Open To Principals’ Concerns

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has sought to counter a perception his administration stifles dissent from school principals, saying he and Chicago Public Schools administrators have an open-door policy.

05/15/2014

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Residents Want Funds To Fix Gale Math And Science Academy

Members of the community group Chicago Light Brigade say Gale Math and Science Academy is facing a $310,000 funding cut, even though paint is peeling from ceilings and walls and the fire alarm system doesn’t work properly.

05/13/2014

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Kirk Touts Plan For $300M In Federal Funds For Charter Schools

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) visited a Bronzeville charter school on Friday to promote legislation pending in Congress to significantly boost federal funding for charter schools.

05/09/2014

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Juarez H.S. Being Investigated For Attendance Numbers, Grading Policy

CPS is investigating Benito Juarez High School over questions surrounding attendance numbers and grading policy at the school. The investigation comes six months after the Pilsen school was taken off of probation.

05/06/2014

President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference March 25, 2014, in The Hague, where leaders from around the world have come to discuss matters related to international nuclear security. (Photo by Toussaint Kluiters-Pool/Getty Images)

City To Build Barack Obama College Prep High School

A new selective enrollment high school will be built for the 2017 school year and will be named after President Obama, Mayor Emanuel said Thursday.

04/24/2014

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Study Shows Freshman On-Track Program Boosting CPS Grad Rates

Mayor Emanuel says new research from the University of Chicago
is evidence that the city’s school system has gone from the worst in the nation to the biggest turnaround story.

04/24/2014

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CPS To Install Air Conditioning At Every School Within 5 Years

More than 200 existing public schools in Chicago currently have no air conditioning, or are only partly air-conditioned. Those schools will be given air conditioning within the next five years.

04/22/2014

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