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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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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

Chicago Public Schools

Battle Lines Drawn Over Obama School In Chicago

Some Near North Side residents don’t want park land to be absorbed by Mayor Emanuel’s proposal. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

05/05/2014

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Gates Foundation Offers Full Rides To 44 CPS Students

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez talks with five of the grateful scholarship recipients.

05/05/2014

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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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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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Authorities: Boy, 15, Had Gun In Chicago Elementary School

A 15-year-old boy was allegedly caught with a loaded gun at a South Side “Safe Passage” elementary Chicago Public school after the principal found out two students had been taking pictures with the weapon in the bathroom, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

04/01/2014

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Mobile Medical Van Brings Check-Ups To Students

William Noble, a sixth-grader at Lavizzo Elementary School, didn’t have to go far for a physical exam — just a few steps outside. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.

03/31/2014

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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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