Chicago Public Schools

Shelby Crawford | Cook County sheriff's office

CPS Worker Charged In Shooting Near Far South Side School

A young man hired by Chicago Public Schools to help students during arrival and dismissal at a charter school is behind bars for allegedly shooting a 17-year-old girl just blocks from the school on the Far South Side, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

03/21/2015

(Credit: Thinkstock)

CPS To Sell Three More Shuttered School Buildings

When De Duprey and Von Humboldt elementary schools were shuttered in June 2013 as part of a historically large school closing process, the surrounding community wondered what would happen with the hulking 100-year-plus old building that housed both schools in Humboldt Park.

03/14/2015

(Credit: Thinkstock)

As Schools Begin Issuing New PARCC Test, Some Parents Want Kids To Opt Out

Hundreds of thousands of students in Chicago and the suburbs began taking a controversial new standardized test on Monday, but some parents want their kids to opt out.

03/09/2015

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

No One Wins In Chicago’s Latest Standardized Testing Debacle

Our kids are about to lose two weeks of class time to prepare for and take a test that will have little to no benefits. Needless to say, a lot of people are angry…

03/03/2015

(Credit: Thinkstock)

CPS Reverses Stance On PARCC, Will Now Test Students System Wide

The Chicago Public School system is buckling to economic pressure and now plans to give a controversial standardized test system-wide, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.

03/02/2015

(Credit: Thinkstock)

CPS Cancels Class For Thursday Due To Severe Cold

Chicago Public Schools has cancelled classes Thursday due to the expected frigid temperatures.

02/18/2015

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Advocates For And Against Elected School Board Debate At City Club Luncheon

Advocates for and against an elected school board in Chicago squared off in a spirited discussion Monday afternoon, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

02/09/2015

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Classes To Resume For CPS Students Tuesday

Classes at Chicago Public Schools will resume on Tuesday, a day after classes were canceled Monday due to the blizzard.

02/02/2015

Chicago Public Schools Logo

Chicago Public Schools: Makeup Days For January Closings

There is no such thing as a free snow/cold day.

01/22/2015

Protesters marched through Chicago over the weekend, to call for a halt to the plan to close 53 Chicago public schools. (Credit: CBS)

University Of Chicago Researchers Examine Impact Of 2013 School Closings

According to the study, nearly all of the students – approximately 93 percent – ended up at a school with better academic ratings than their original school. One-fifth of the students whose schools were closed were transferred to top-tier schools.

01/22/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces a partnership between Von Steuben High School, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and Exelon, in order to help high school students earn college credit in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Emanuel: Success For Today’s Students Depends On Technology Training

Rahm Emanuel has been able to build a career as an investment banker, congressman, top White House aide, and mayor of Chicago after majoring in dance in college, and getting a master’s degree in speech and theater; but he said such a success story would not be possible today without some education in technology.

01/14/2015

(Credit: Thinkstock)

CPS Students Back At School After Two Days Off For Cold

Though it was slightly warmer than Wednesday and Thursday when schools were closed for extreme cold, the official temperature in Chicago was no warmer than 4 degrees when most students would have been heading to school Friday morning.

01/09/2015

(Credit: Thinkstock)

CPS Cancels School Again Thursday Due To Cold

Chicago Public Schools will remain closed for a second consecutive day, officials said.

01/07/2015

Commuters make their way to work as temperatures hovered around zero degrees Fahrenheit during the morning rush on January 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Dangerously Cold Weather Grips Chicago Area

A frigid blast of Arctic air has plunged wind chills so low, it has made it dangerous to go outside for an extended period of time.

01/07/2015

(Credit: Thinkstock)

CPS Cancels School Wednesday Due To Cold

Chicago Public Schools has canceled classes for Wednesday due to forecast of severe cold.

01/06/2015

(Credit: Thinkstock)

CPS Inspector General’s Report Details Theft, Cheating

Rampant wrong-doing is going on in a number of Chicago Public Schools according to a new report by the CPS inspector general, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.

01/05/2015

(STEPHANIE PILICK/AFP/GettyImages)

14 CPS Students Surprised With New Laptops

Former Bears lineman James “Big Cat” Williams surprised several Chicago Public Schools students with new laptop computers, after they won a program designed to help them with getting into college.

12/18/2014

dogs reading

Dogs Helping Kids Learn To Read At 13 Chicago Public Schools

Books, computers, and even apps can help your children learn to read, but at 13 Chicago Public Schools, young students are becoming better readers thanks to dogs.

12/09/2014

(Photo credit: JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

Doctors Urge CPS To Help Students Adopt Better Sleep Habits

Pediatricians have recommended the Chicago Public Schools start classes for high school and middle school students later in the day, so students can get more sleep, but with Mayor Rahm Emanuel rebuffing such efforts, some doctors have offered other ideas for improving student performance.

11/21/2014

City Hall

Protesters Removed From City Hall After Sit-In Over CPS Bond Deals

Chicago Police broke up a demonstration at City Hall on Thursday, after activists staged a sit-in to protest controversial bond deals at the Chicago Public Schools.

11/20/2014

more

previous