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Doctors Urge CPS To Help Students Adopt Better Sleep Habits

Pediatricians have recommended the Chicago Public Schools start classes for high school and middle school students later in the day, so students can get more sleep, but with Mayor Rahm Emanuel rebuffing such efforts, some doctors have offered other ideas for improving student performance.

11/21/2014

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Is Competency-Based Learning The Future Of Education?

The traditional approach to formal education ties students to classrooms. Competency-based education programs grant credentials based on what a student knows.

10/13/2014

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‘Youth CareerConnect’ Grants Fund STEM Focused Programs

CareerConnect is a $107 million competition to redesign American education. The competition encourages local school districts and post-secondary institutions to develop STEM-focused programs that will graduate students with work-ready skills and knowledge.

09/29/2014

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Emanuel Drops Plans For A High School Named After Obama

There has been grumbling among aldermen and others who balked at the idea of naming a school on the city’s near North Side after a president whose political career was launched on the South Side.

09/18/2014

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Top STEM High Schools In The Country & How They Are Making A Difference

With their rigorous curricula, highly trained teachers and multiple resources, these schools produce better results than traditional high schools in graduating students with STEM skills.

09/15/2014

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Back To School Study Tips For Teens

Help your kids make the most of their time when they head back to school with these 5 study tips.

07/21/2014

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Plano Mom Talks About Son’s Alleged Sex Assault By Classmates

A recently filed hazing lawsuit claims a Plano High School lawsuit was held down by four other schoolmates, while a fifth student sexually assaulted him in the boy’s locker room.

08/30/2013

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New High School Is First Dedicated Solely To Students With Learning Disabilities

Until now, students with learning disabilities who wanted to go to a college preparatory high school had no place in Chicago that was dedicated specifically to their needs.

WBBM Newsradio–08/28/2013

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Preparing Your Child: Grade School to High School

A guidance counselor and a College Options coordinator offer advice to parents on how to address your teen’s concerns about moving from grade school to high school.

07/22/2013

Barbara Byrd-Bennett discusses her appointment as chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools, replacing Jean-Claude Brizard. (Credit: CBS)

Bryd-Bennett Unveils Five-Year Plan For Improving Schools

With 49 elementary schools set to close next week, Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett was outlined a five-year plan to make sure the district’s students are prepared for college or a career after finishing high school.

06/10/2013

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CPS: High School Graduation Rate Rises Again

The head of the Chicago Public School system will be doing a little chest-thumping today about the high school graduation rate.

05/28/2013

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House Backs Driver’s Education Requirement For More Young Drivers

The Illinois House has passed a measure to require online driver’s education courses for young people who don’t take such classes in high school.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2013

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Baffoe: Let’s Mock People Defending The Steubenville Rapists

I refuse to be part of the comfortable group of ignorant. So, besides not raping people, I’d like to do my small part by making fun of some idiots that think stuff like this is okay on various levels.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2013

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Teen Eyewitnesses Testify At Ohio Rape Trial

A judge granted two teenagers immunity from prosecution Friday before they agreed to testify about the alleged sexual assault of a drunken 16-year-old girl after a party in eastern Ohio last summer.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2013

Kory Lindsey, 18, left, and Bernard Strong, 18, were charged in connection with the sex assault of a high school student. (Cook County Sheriff)

Gage Park High School Students Charged After Rape Of Disabled Girl

A Gage Park High School student forced a learning disabled girl to perform a sex act on him in the South Side school’s band room while his classmate acted as a lookout, Cook County prosecutors said Friday.

03/01/2013

President Barack Obama speaks about gun violence as well as the economy at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago on February 15, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Students: Stronger Gun Laws, Economic Measures Will Make Streets Safer

President Barack Obama made a pitch for tighter firearms controls as well as economic measures that he says could improve young peoples’ safety in the long run.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2013

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State Rep. Seeking To Limit Tackling At High School Football Practice

State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) said conversations with Northbrook neurologist Dr. Larry Robbins led to her increased concern about young athletes taking repeated hits to the head.

WBBM Newsradio–02/12/2013

A student at Little Black Pearl Options Lab School takes a glass-blowing class. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Little Black Pearl Options Lab School

Students at the Kenwood high school are taught traditional subjects through the lens of art. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

02/01/2013

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Local High School Students To Attend Inauguration

14 local high school students are heading to Washington this morning to watch President Obama’s swearing in ceremony.

01/18/2013

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New School For Students With Learning Differences To Open Next Fall

Wolcott School – located at 524 N. Wolcott Av., just northwest of the Loop – will be the first Chicago high school specifically for college-bound students with learning differences.

12/31/2012

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