Benito Juarez High School (CBS)

2 Investigators: High School Allegedly Used Grade-Cheating To Pass Students

Sources say the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Inspector General is looking into how Benito Juarez Community Academy High School uses “benchmark recovery” — a grading system that is supposed to help failing students meet standards. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.


Antioch teacher Sara Glashagel has been charged with computer tampering for allegedly changing the grades of several student athletes. (Credit: Antioch Police)

Wife Of Antioch Football Coach Accused Of Fixing Players’ Grades

A teacher at Antioch High School is facing charges for allegedly changing the grades of 64 students in September.


Chicago Public Schools officials provide School Progress Reports like this one for all schools, with detailed information on how students are performing overall at each school. (Photo Courtesy: CPS)

CPS Grading Its Schools, But Parents Say Report Cards ‘Confusing’

Parents of Chicago Public School students can now go online to see how CPS grades each of its schools, but some parents say the grades are confusing, especially when some of the top graded schools have so many kids testing below national standards.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011

Photo Of The Quad At The University Of Illinois. (U Of I Photo)

U Of I: Assistant Law Dean Falsified Student Grades, Scores

An investigation at the University of Illinois has found that a College of Law assistant dean of admissions tampered with student data for years.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2011

In addition to their children's report card, parents of Chicago Public School students will now get a school progress report showing how the child's school is doing. (Credit: CBS)

New CPS Report Cards Show Grades For Kids And Their Schools

Tuesday was report card pick-up day for some Chicago Public Schools and it could put some principals on the hot seat. Parents aren’t only getting their child’s progress report, they’re also getting a print-out on how the school itself is doing.

CBS 2–11/02/2011

Naperville students get in an early workout before school. (CBS)

Morning Exercise Gets Kids’ Brains Fired Up For Class

There’s more to exercise than losing weight. It boosts kids’ brainpower, too.

CBS 2–08/24/2011

Chicago Bears

Report Card: 2010 Chicago Bears

The 2010 Chicago Bears’ season went better than the early signs indicated. After a bye week that included a refocusing of the offensive attack, the Bears thrived down the stretch and made it to the Conference Championship game.