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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

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, center, addresses the media Monday; Mayor Emanuel is on the right. (CBS)

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

Darvell McReynolds is doing well at DePriest Elementary, a welcoming school. (CBS)

The Story Of One Welcoming School: A Work In Progress

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov visited one of the CPS welcoming schools – DePriest Elementary — receiving students from buildings that have closed.

11/14/2013

A student learns how to record a rap song as part of the embarc educational program. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Embarc Education Program

Sometimes the most powerful lessons are learned out of the classroom. That notion is what drives a program in the Chicago Public Schools, CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

11/08/2013

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Parents Mobilize Against Move To Convert Ames Middle School Into Military Academy

Parents, students and community volunteers who oppose conversion of Logan Square’s Ames Middle School into a military academy canvassed the neighborhood surrounding the school Saturday.

11/02/2013

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Council Votes To Name Two Schools After Jesse Owens

The name of 1936 Olympic hero Jesse Owens will soon grace two Chicago Public Schools, just months after the old Owens Academy was merged into another school and lost its identity.

10/02/2013

Barbara Byrd-Bennett discusses her appointment as chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools, replacing Jean-Claude Brizard. (Credit: CBS)

Byrd-Bennett: No Budget Cuts At Schools That Missed Enrollment Projections

The Chicago School system suggests that’s it for right now, as far as further teacher layoffs are concerned.

09/23/2013

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Emanuel Announces $17 Million Expansion For Walter Payton Prep

Mayor Emanuel says he’ll use a special tax fund to expand the North Side’s much desired Walter Payton College Prep High School, WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/18/2013

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CPS Loses Track Of More Than 1,000 Students In School Transition

To use an academic analogy, it’s the difference between an “A” and an “Incomplete.” CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

08/30/2013

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Expert Offers Tips For Parents Of Kids Going To A New School

For thousands of parents and children, going to new schools can be stressful. CBS’s 2 Jim Williams talked to an expert who offers advice on how to get through these next few weeks.

08/26/2013

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