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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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CPS Parents, Teachers Push For Elected School Boards

The number of school closings in Chicago is leading some to say the city needs an elected school board.

10/13/2014

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Emanuel Admits Mistake In Proposing Planned North Side School Be Named After Obama

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he was wrong to try to name a North side prep school for President Barack Obama.

09/24/2014

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Reassignment Of Marshall High School Principal Sparks Protest By Teachers, Parents

Some students, parents and teachers who are upset over the reassignment of the principal of Marshall High School held a protest Monday, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.

09/15/2014

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CPS Kindergartners Learning To Write Code For First Time Ever

CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports that in a second floor classroom on the city’s South Side, the lesson is one you might not expect. Both online and off, the kindergarteners at Ariel Academy are learning computer code.

09/11/2014

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Lewis Walking Fine Line Between Labor Leader And Potential Mayoral Candidate

On the first day of school for CPS, Karen Lewis praised new programs or policies which led to better test scores, graduation rates and especially student safety, but claimed they were started long before Mayor Emanuel took office.

09/02/2014

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Each CPS Student Eligible For Free Lunch This School Year

This year, there are some big changes that could impact the safety and health of Chicago Public Schools students. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

09/01/2014

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Chicago Students Reminded About First Day Of School Next Week

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes us to Pilsen, where the push involves the entire community and a little help from nearby college students.

08/26/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a naturalization ceremony for 67 immigrants who became U.S. Citizens on July 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Defends Fire Department Hiring Preference For CPS Grads

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending the Chicago Fire Department’s hiring preference for Chicago Public School graduate, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

08/19/2014

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Fight Over Proposed Annex At Lincoln Park School To Go To Court

The battle over a proposed annex for a Lincoln Park elementary school goes back to court Tuesday after opponents lost a battle at City Hall last week.

08/18/2014

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More Safe Passage Routes Coming To Chicago Public Schools

A group of parents and community members gathered in the quiet auditorium of Penn Elementary School on the West Side Friday to hear how Chicago Public Schools officials are going to work to keep their kids safe this upcoming school year, the Sun-Times is reporting.

08/16/2014

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Ex-CPS Janitor Charged With Sexually Attacking 2 Students

A former Bowen High School janitor raped one student and fondled another in classrooms while working at the South Side school in 2012 and 2013, Cook County prosecutors said Tuesday.

07/22/2014

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Amid Concerns, Safe Passage Routes Lived Up To Their Name

With the school year over, a statistic emerges: There were exactly zero serious incidents of violence along the routes.

06/13/2014

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CPS Investigates Claims Student, 12, Committed Suicide After Bullying

According to published reports, Mckenzie Phlipot took her life after being bullied by classmates at Peirce Elementary School.

06/06/2014

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Parent: School Officials Not Taking Anti-Semitic Threats Seriously Enough

An Ogden International eighth-grader says a group of peers used a popular multi-player video game app, “Clash of Clans,” to target him because he’s Jewish. One team allegedly dubbed itself “the Jew Incinerator Team.”

05/29/2014

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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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Memorial Commemorates 50 Closed Chicago Public Schools

A Chicago Public Schools parents’ group staged a protest Saturday that looked a lot more like a picnic.

05/24/2014

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CPS Mom: Students Are Bullying Jewish Son Through Online Game

One Chicago mom says a group of students at her eigth-grade son’s school have turned “Clash of Clans” into a hate game by attacking her son with insults and threats because he’s Jewish. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

05/23/2014

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Parents Stage Sit-In At Turnaround School

About two dozen parents and students staged a sit-in Friday in Chicago’s Auburn-Gresham neighborhood in hopes of saving Walter Gresham Elementary School.

05/16/2014

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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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