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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

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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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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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