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Substitute Teacher Had ‘Inappropriate Relationship’ With Girl: Police

Aaron Williams-Banks lists on his LinkedIn that he has worked as a math tutor in the Chicago Public Schools district since March 2014.

02/14/2015

: First graders get their lunch in the cafeteria during lunch October 15, 2002 at North Hampton School in North Hampton, New Hampshire. North Hampton School has students from K through 8 and offer a balanced lunch menu everyday, some days even Dominoes Pizza is even served. (Photo by Debbi Morello/Getty Images)

2 Investigators: More Failed Food Inspections At Schools

Even though there is improvement, some schools are still not making the grade. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

02/09/2015

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CPS Cancels Classes Monday

CPS buildings will remain open and accept students who still arrive at schools. Libraries and park district buildings will be open Monday, too, officials said.

02/01/2015

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Mother, Daughter Charged With Attacking CPS Employees And Student

A mother and daughter upset that their teenage relative was disciplined at a South Side elementary school are charged with allegedly beating and stabbing two Chicago Public Schools employees and a teen boy at the school.

01/25/2015

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Classes Resume At Chicago Public Schools Friday

(CBS) — Chicago Public Schools will be open Friday, following two days off days because of harsh winter weather. The CPS system announced Thursday evening that classes will resume tomorrow morning. Classes will resume for all […]

01/08/2015

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Cold Day Activities in Chicago with Kids

CHICAGO (CBS) — With many Chicago area schools closed today due to frigid temperatures, parents and caregivers may find themselves searching for safe and fun activities for their kids. Here are a few local options that offer children and grownups a […]

01/07/2015

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CPS Cancels School Wednesday Due To Cold

Chicago Public Schools has canceled classes for Wednesday due to forecast of severe cold.

01/06/2015

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CPS Inspector General’s Report Details Theft, Cheating

Rampant wrong-doing is going on in a number of Chicago Public Schools according to a new report by the CPS inspector general, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.

01/05/2015

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New Standardized Tests Come Under Fire

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov explains why educators and parents alike are fighting to delay the new test.

11/20/2014

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Reference To Female Condoms Appears In Grade School Curriculum

Parents at one of the city’s elite magnet schools are threatening to pull their students out of sex education classes. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

11/14/2014

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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

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

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

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis (Credit: CBS)

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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