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George Washington High School (CBS)

Roof-Patching At Washington High School Too Little Too Late: Students, Parents

The high school failed health inspections in 2013 and 2014. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

03/16/2015

Photos provided to CBS 2 show what appears to be leaky ceilings in George Washington High School. (picture provided)

Parents, Students Say George Washington High Is Falling Apart

Officials at Chicago Public Schools aren’t promising a new roof but say contractors will be at the school Monday to make any repairs.

03/13/2015

A high school basketball game between North Lawndale and Marshall erupted into a brawl after a punch was thrown in the postgame handshake line Wednesday night. (Credit: Instagram)

North Lawndale Players Challenge Suspension In Wake Of Basketball Brawl

It had been a physical game between two intense rivals Wednesday night, as North Lawndale beat Marshall in the 3A sectional playoff. When the two teams lined up to shake hands, they began exchanging heated words, and soon players were throwing punches.

03/13/2015

Benito Juarez High School (CBS)

2 Investigators: High School Allegedly Used Grade-Cheating To Pass Students

Sources say the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Inspector General is looking into how Benito Juarez Community Academy High School uses “benchmark recovery” — a grading system that is supposed to help failing students meet standards. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

03/05/2015

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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

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Emanuel Defends CPS Decision To Administer PARCC Test

Mayor Emanuel is defending the decision by Chicago Public School officials to back down on their resistance to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

03/03/2015

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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

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Opponents Of Standardized Test Say State Is Bullying School Districts

There is a new standardized test coming to Illinois schools on March 9, but some parents don’t want their kids to take it. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

02/26/2015

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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

Aaron Williams-Banks (Chicago Police Department)

Substitute Teacher Had ‘Inappropriate Relationship’ With Girl: Police

Aaron Williams-Banks lists on his LinkedIn that he has worked as a math tutor in the Chicago Public Schools district since March 2014.

02/14/2015

: First graders get their lunch in the cafeteria during lunch October 15, 2002 at North Hampton School in North Hampton, New Hampshire. North Hampton School has students from K through 8 and offer a balanced lunch menu everyday, some days even Dominoes Pizza is even served. (Photo by Debbi Morello/Getty Images)

2 Investigators: More Failed Food Inspections At Schools

Even though there is improvement, some schools are still not making the grade. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

02/09/2015

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CPS Cancels Classes Monday

CPS buildings will remain open and accept students who still arrive at schools. Libraries and park district buildings will be open Monday, too, officials said.

02/01/2015

Debbie Wilson (left) and Debbie Wilson (right). Chicago Police photos.

Mother, Daughter Charged With Attacking CPS Employees And Student

A mother and daughter upset that their teenage relative was disciplined at a South Side elementary school are charged with allegedly beating and stabbing two Chicago Public Schools employees and a teen boy at the school.

01/25/2015

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Classes Resume At Chicago Public Schools Friday

(CBS) – Chicago Public Schools will be open Friday, following two days off days because of harsh winter weather. The CPS system announced Thursday evening that classes will resume tomorrow morning. Classes will resume for all […]

01/08/2015

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Cold Day Activities in Chicago with Kids

CHICAGO (CBS) — With many Chicago area schools closed today due to frigid temperatures, parents and caregivers may find themselves searching for safe and fun activities for their kids. Here are a few local options that offer children and grownups a […]

01/07/2015

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CPS Cancels School Wednesday Due To Cold

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

01/06/2015

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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

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New Standardized Tests Come Under Fire

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov explains why educators and parents alike are fighting to delay the new test.

11/20/2014

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Reference To Female Condoms Appears In Grade School Curriculum

Parents at one of the city’s elite magnet schools are threatening to pull their students out of sex education classes. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

11/14/2014

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Electronics Looted From South Side School

A variety of electronic equipment was stolen from an Englewood elementary school in a burglary early Monday on the South Side, officials said.

10/14/2014

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