First Day Of 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.
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.
A new chapter begins for the Chicago Public Schools this morning, following major budget cuts and the closings of dozens of schools.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The super-short days that begin and end the school year could become things of the past in Illinois.
Chicago Transit Authority officials say free rides for Chicago Public Schools students and the parents who accompany them will become an annual event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.