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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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