Chicago Public Schools
The brutal heat has prompted some schools to end classes early on Tuesday, or cancel classes altogether.
For thousands of parents and children, going to new schools can be stressful. CBS’s 2 Jim Williams talked to an expert who offers advice on how to get through these next few weeks.
The city’s top cop said he’s pleased with how things have been going so far, as children head back to their first day of classes.
As classes begin for the Chicago Public Schools, the city will be seeing some of the hottest conditions of the year.
A new chapter begins for the Chicago Public Schools this morning, following major budget cuts and the closings of dozens of schools.
A new chapter in Chicago Public School history begins Monday, as thousands of kids will begin classes at schools they’ve never attended. On Sunday, many of them celebrated. CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley spent the day with families preparing for the first day of classes.
Free back-to-school haircuts were given out for a few hours today at about 10 barber shops and salons on the South and West Sides.
Chicago Public Schools officials are reminding parents and students that this is the last weekend of summer vacation; classes begin for all CPS students on Monday.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is appointing an advisory committee to decide what to do with nearly 50 shuttered Chicago Public Schools that residents fear could be turned into charter schools, or sit vacant and become magnets for crime.
Upset with school closings and budget cuts, some grassroots community groups are calling for a one-day boycott of the Chicago Public Schools.
City officials were putting the finishing touches on the new Safe Passage routes for Chicago Public Schools students, and said they’re ready for the first day of class a week from Monday.
The CTA once again will provide free rides for the first day of classes in Chicago’s Public Schools, on Aug. 26.
CPS administrators touted a graduation rate of 65.4 percent for the class of 2013, topping last year’s mark of 61.2 percent.
The majority of the nearly 50 Chicago elementary schools slated for closure will likely proceed after a federal judge denied class-action status to the two main civil lawsuits at the center of a dispute pitting parents and education officials.
Thousands of people lined King Drive from 35th Street to Washington Park for the annual Bud Billiken Parade on Saturday.
The City Council Education Committee was taking a hard look at the Chicago Public Schools budget at a City Hall hearing on Friday, and aldermen were raising questions about spending cuts for neighborhood schools.
Several schools have been using Safe Passage routes since 2011, but now 59 additional schools will receive the same support, including the welcoming schools for students from 48 elementary schools that were closed in June.
Mayor Emanuel’s education team says it’s keeping a promise to bring full-day kindergarten to all Chicago public school children.
The city is holding two days of training for CPS guidance counselors, college advisers, and other employees about the Illinois DREAM Act, scholarship programs, and other initiatives for young immigrants.
A month before the new school year starts, protestors from the Chicago Teacher’s Union were expressing outrage over budget cuts at the Chicago Public Schools, with a protest march through the Loop.