Chicago Public Schools
There’s no such thing as a free lunch, unless you’re a CPS student.
Hundreds of thousands of Chicago Public Schools students returned to class Tuesday for the first day of the new school year, and many of them were taking advantage of the Safe Passage program for the first time.
Experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control say roughly 90 percent of children in Chicago have been vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella.
The city’s Safe Passage program to protect Chicago Public Schools students on their way to and from school has been expanded more than two dozen new schools, thanks to $10 million in new funding from the state.
Activists have said they are not giving up the fight to save a Washington Park neighborhood high school, but Chicago Public Schools officials have suggested the battle is pretty much over.
A group of parents and community members gathered in the quiet auditorium of Penn Elementary School on the West Side Friday to hear how Chicago Public Schools officials are going to work to keep their kids safe this upcoming school year, the Sun-Times is reporting.
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said a recent poll showing most voters are unhappy with how Mayor Rahm Emanuel is handling the Chicago Public Schools reveals “pushback for … failed policies” such as the controversial closing of nearly 50 schools.
Chicago Public Schools students on Thursday were celebrating a successful end to the Safe Haven program, in which churches across the city provide kids with summer activities to keep them off the streets.
CPS retirees hit the line early Saturday morning to pick up their pension checks.
Parents criticized Ogden International’s administration earlier this year amid reports of bullying directed at Jewish students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aldermen grilled Chicago Public Schools officials on Tuesday about declining minority enrollment at some of the most renowned selective-enrollment schools in the city.
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.
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.
Chicago Public Schools officials have decided to move away from zero-tolerance approaches to student discipline.
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.
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.