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.
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.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes us to Pilsen, where the push involves the entire community and a little help from nearby college students.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending the Chicago Fire Department’s hiring preference for Chicago Public School graduate, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
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.
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.
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.
With the school year over, a statistic emerges: There were exactly zero serious incidents of violence along the routes.
According to published reports, Mckenzie Phlipot took her life after being bullied by classmates at Peirce Elementary School.
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.”
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.
A Chicago Public Schools parents’ group staged a protest Saturday that looked a lot more like a picnic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some Near North Side residents don’t want park land to be absorbed by Mayor Emanuel’s proposal. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.
CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez talks with five of the grateful scholarship recipients.
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.
Parents, teachers and union leaders asked Chicago Public Schools hearing officers not to recommend three schools for the “turnaround” process.