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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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McCarthy On Expanded Safe Passage Program: ‘This Is True Community Policing’

The city’s top cop said he’s pleased with how things have been going so far, as children head back to their first day of classes.

08/26/2013

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New School Year Brings Lots Of Changes For CPS Students

A new chapter begins for the Chicago Public Schools this morning, following major budget cuts and the closings of dozens of schools.

08/26/2013

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New Chapter For CPS Begins Monday With First Day Of School

A new chapter in Chicago Public School history begins Monday, as thousands of kids will begin classes at schools they’ve never attended. On Sunday, many of them celebrated. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley spent the day with families preparing for the first day of classes.

08/25/2013

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Summer’s Almost Over For CPS Students; Classes Begin Monday

Chicago Public Schools officials are reminding parents and students that this is the last weekend of summer vacation; classes begin for all CPS students on Monday.

08/23/2013

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First Day Of School Arrives, But Teachers’ Strike Could Start Next Week

A new year began Tuesday for Chicago Public Schools students, but it could be interrupted after just four days if a possible teachers’ strike goes ahead.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

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Parents Prepare For First Day Of School, Hoping To Avoid Strike

Tuesday is the first day of school for many Chicago kids, and that means Monday was the day for last-minute school shopping, but parents were also looking ahead to a possible teachers strike starting in one week.

CBS Chicago–09/03/2012

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Back To School Prep: For Elementary, Middle & High School Students

The first day of school feels to children the way the first day on a job feels to parents, a bit stressful. The two best ways to prepare your children for a less stressful first day is to change as many unknown factors to known and provide positive support.

08/29/2012

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Emanuel, Brizard Tout Longer School Day As Year Begins For Some Schools

A teacher strike is still a possibility next month, but on Monday morning, classes began as scheduled at about a third of the schools in the Chicago Public Schools system.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2012

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Brizard: Many Parents Pleased With Longer School Day

As he prepared to welcome students back to classes on Wednesday, Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard said many parents had told him they were pleased with the longer school day.

CBS 2–08/01/2012

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State Senator Wants To Lengthen First, Last Days Of School

The super-short days that begin and end the school year could become things of the past in Illinois.

WBBM Newsradio–02/14/2012

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CTA: Free Rides On First Day Of School Will Be Annual Event

Chicago Transit Authority officials say free rides for Chicago Public Schools students and the parents who accompany them will become an annual event.

WBBM Newsradio–09/14/2011

Chicago police officers, along with volunteers from the community, provide security at Cook Elementary School and other Chicago Public Schools under the Safe Passage Program, to make sure kids can get to and from school safely. (Credit: CBS)

Start Of School Year Means Return For ‘Safe Passage Program’

The start of schools citywide also heralded the resumption of full-scale efforts to keep kids safe on the way to and from school under the Safe Passage Program.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2011

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First Day Of School Arrives; Longer School Day Debate Rages On

The first day of school arrived Tuesday for students at Chicago Public Schools, in the midst of a battle between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Teachers Union over longer school days.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2011

Reighne Dyson, 8, (left) and her father, Mejai Kai Dyson (right) get ready to ride their bikes home after shopping for school supplies on Sept. 5, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Group Urging Dads To Get More Involved In Kids’ Education

As most Chicago Public School students were preparing for the first day of school on Tuesday, Community activists were urging fathers to get more involved in their kids’ education.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2011

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Kids Prepare For First Day Of Class Amid Longer Day Debate

As students and parents were preparing for the first day of school in just two days, the head of the teachers union was standing firm in insisting that schools should wait for a more detailed plan before implementing a longer school day.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2011

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CTA Giving Free Rides To Kids For First Day Of School

The city, the CTA and the Chicago Public Schools want to get as many children in class as possible on the first day of school Tuesday.

WBBM Newsradio–09/04/2011

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Brizard: Teachers Care More About Education Than Labor Disputes

Students return to the Chicago Public Schools Tuesday, and chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard says he believes teachers will put aside their labor complaints when it comes time to get to the front of the classroom.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2011

Kadir Randle (right), 5, was dropped off at the wrong bus stop in Richton Park on Aug. 30, 2011. School officials later told his mother Chiqueta Harris (left) that another mother found him wandering the subdivision where he was dropped off. (Credit: CBS)

Kindergartener Dropped Off At Wrong Stop After First Day Of School

A school bus driver dropped off a five-year-old boy at the wrong stop in Richton Park on the first day of kindergarten earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011

Community activists want vacant buildings like this one, which are owned by banks after foreclosures, to be boarded up, cleaned up and secured before the first day of classes for the Chicago Public Schools. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters: Chase Should Secure Vacant Buildings Before School Starts

Big banks in Chicago are being urged to be more careful with vacant buildings they take back in foreclosure suits. As Chicago Public Schools get ready to open next week, a local group called Action Now wants to make sure vacant homes near schools are cleaned up and safe.

CBS 2–08/30/2011

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