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Steam rises from the Chicago River as temperatures drop below zero January 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The city is bracing for another round of severe cold as temperatures are expected to drop to -15 to -20 degrees this evening and wind chills are anticipated as low as -25 to -45 degrees through Wednesday morning. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chiberia Part 2: Deep Freeze To Last Through Wednesday

Temperatures more suited for the North Pole are returning to the Chicago area, and will leave the region in a deep freeze for the next 2 ½ days, similar to the arctic blast we endured three weeks ago.

01/27/2014

Protesters sleep on the sidewalk in front of Chicago Public Schools headquarters. (Credit: NVP News Video)

Chicago Board Of Ed Approves Seven New Charter Schools

More than two dozen protesters camped out in front of Chicago Public Schools headquarters overnight, ahead of a school board meeting to weigh plans for 17 new charter schools.

01/22/2014

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Slow Warming Trend Continues; Schools, Travel Getting Back To Normal

Sorry kids, winter break is over. It’s back to class for hundreds thousands of students at public and private schools throughout the area – including the Chicago Public Schools.

01/08/2014

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Chicago Public Schools Open On Wednesday

After closing schools for only the third time in 15 years, Chicago Public Schools will reopen on Wednesday.

01/07/2014

A maintenance worker for the Chicago Public Schools clears snow from the sidewalk at Ames Middle School on Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

CPS To Close Schools On Tuesday

The Chicago Public Schools will close for a second day on Tuesday due to the extreme cold.

01/06/2014

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Chicago Gripped By Record Cold; Schools Closed, Public Transit Delayed

With the Chicago area stuck in a deep freeze through Tuesday, virtually all local schools have canceled classes for Monday, and local officials were advising residents to stay inside as much as possible, as temperatures are expected to remain below zero until Tuesday night.

01/05/2014

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Proposals For 21 CPS Charter Schools Prompt Heated Debate

A hearing on 21 proposed new Chicago Public Schools charters drew at least 300 people to CPS headquarters on a snowy Monday evening, with supporters and opponents equally passionate about the need to propel or quash charter efforts.

12/17/2013

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Fingerprinting Now Required For Chicago School Volunteers

A new rule from Chicago Public School district administrators could mean headaches for volunteers.

12/09/2013

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Northwestern, CPS Team Up To Provide High-Level Academics For Students

Northwestern University is announcing a new program aimed at getting more graduates of the Chicago public schools into the Evanston campus.

12/03/2013

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Man Shot Along West Garfield Park Safe Passage Route

The 44-year-old was shot in both legs and suffered a graze wound to his abdomen about 2:50 p.m. in the 4300 block of West Van Buren Street.

11/22/2013

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Parents Mobilize Against Move To Convert Ames Middle School Into Military Academy

Parents, students and community volunteers who oppose conversion of Logan Square’s Ames Middle School into a military academy canvassed the neighborhood surrounding the school Saturday.

11/02/2013

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CPS Changes Student Promotion Policy, Plans Help For Struggling Kids

Extra help for struggling students will be built into the school day, Chicago Public Schools said Thursday, announcing a change in the way it determines how children in key grades will be promoted.

10/18/2013

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18 School Children Sent To Hospital After Taking Medication

Police say 18 students were taken to hospitals Thursday after they took an undetermined prescription medication at school.

10/10/2013

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Parents Want To Block CPS From Sharing Kids’ Records With National Database

The head of a Chicago parents group was warning parents the Chicago Public Schools system plans to upload personal student information into a national database.

10/10/2013

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Transportation Advocates Urge Kids To Ride Bikes To School

Schools nationwide are taking part in the annual “Walk and Roll to School” day, and the Active Transportation Alliance is organizing it locally.

10/09/2013

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Jesse Owens’ Name Returns To Chicago School

The name of 1936 Olympic hero Jesse Owens will soon grace a Chicago Public School, just months after the old Owens Academy was merged into another school and lost its identity.

10/03/2013

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Council Votes To Name Two Schools After Jesse Owens

The name of 1936 Olympic hero Jesse Owens will soon grace two Chicago Public Schools, just months after the old Owens Academy was merged into another school and lost its identity.

10/02/2013

Barbara Byrd-Bennett discusses her appointment as chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools, replacing Jean-Claude Brizard. (Credit: CBS)

Byrd-Bennett: No Budget Cuts At Schools That Missed Enrollment Projections

The Chicago School system suggests that’s it for right now, as far as further teacher layoffs are concerned.

09/23/2013

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Emanuel Announces New School For Southeast Side

New school aimed at easing overcrowding at two existing schools in East Side neighborhood, but parents worry existing schools won’t get needed repairs, upgrades.

09/16/2013

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Parents Upset Over Delay In Removing Teachers For Inappropriate Relationships

Angry parents met with the principal of a Rogers Park elementary school Thursday morning, after two female staffers were removed from classrooms, due to allegations of inappropriate conduct with underage students.

09/12/2013

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