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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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CPS CEO Recommends Turnarounds For Three Schools

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett on Friday announced recommendations to turnaround three low-performing elementary schools — two on the West Side and one on the South Side, the Sun-Times is reporting.

03/23/2014

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Family Claims Elementary Teacher Struck Student, 12

The incident allegedly occurred earlier this week, during a classroom disruption. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

03/06/2014

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Curie Forfeits All Wins And CPS Basketball Title

A Chicago Public Schools investigation into Curie Metropolitan High School has revealed that seven basketball players were ineligible since the beginning of the basketball season.

02/28/2014

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CPS Parents Call For Boycott Of ISAT Testing

Next week starts ISAT testing and a parents’ group is calling for a boycott.

02/24/2014

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Emanuel, Bennett Push Student Panels As Alternative To Suspensions

Wells High School students held a peer review panel for visitors to watch as the Chicago school system signals a change in disciplinary policy.

02/11/2014

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City Study Lays Out Options For Shuttered Schools

Fifty shuttered Chicago Public Schools should either be shifted to other government agencies or school uses, competitively bid to community groups and developers or demolished, a mayoral commission proposed Friday, the Sun-Times is reporting.

02/08/2014

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Chicago Public Schools To Close Monday Due To Cold

Chicago Public Schools officials are monitoring weather conditions and will determine Sunday whether schools will be closed Monday because of subzero temperatures that are forecast, the Sun-Times is reporting.

01/26/2014

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CTU Holding Vigil Outside CPS HQ To Protest Charter Schools

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union and others are holding an overnight vigil outside CPS headquarters ahead of Wednesdays’s Chicago Board of Education meeting at which it will consider 17 new charter schools.

01/21/2014

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CPS Boss Defends Reversal On Cold-Related School Closings, Downplays Union Backlash

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine asks city officials why they back-tracked on earlier plans to keep schools open during this week’s subzero temperatures.

01/06/2014

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CPS Announces School Closings Due To Weather Following CTU Demands

The Chicago Teachers’ Union is demanding that CPS close all schools due to the extreme cold that is forecast for Monday.

01/05/2014

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Suit: School Employee Punched, Kicked, Stomped On Student

A state child welfare official and a woman who was allegedly assaulted by a school employee while she attended a South Side high school last year are suing the Chicago Board of Education.

01/04/2014

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CPS Will Open Schools Early Next Week, But Parents Can Keep Kids Out

CPS contacted parents via “robocall” on Friday.

01/03/2014

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Report: CPS Tech Coordinator Stole More Than $400,000

Chicago Public Schools technology coordinator stole more than $400,000 in school funds before fleeing to Mexico, where he was later found dead.

01/03/2014

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Part Of Chicago School Was Without Heat For Two Days, Parent Complains

Alonzo Stallings found out about the lack of heat not from teachers or a note sent home – but from his five-year-old daughter.

12/12/2013

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Enthusiastic Safe Passage Workers Brave Cold

While it may be too soon to grade the CPS school closings and consolidation with other neighborhood schools, one aspect of that plan seems to be working well.

12/11/2013

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