King College Prep High School
Aldermen grilled Chicago Public Schools officials on Tuesday about declining minority enrollment at some of the most renowned selective-enrollment schools in the city.
Students at a Grand Boulevard neighborhood elementary school were being bused to another school, or allowed to go home, after a transformer failure caused a power outage.
Gov. Pat Quinn has called for all of the state’s schools to hold annual drills to help students prepare for the possibility of a school shooting.
As Kenwood neighborhood residents gathered at a local high school to remember a slain honors student Friday, a group of Chicago ministers announced the reward for information helping find Hadiya Pendleton’s killer has risen to $30,000.
An $11,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the gunman who killed an honor student in Kenwood, a week after she had performed with her school band at President Barack Obama’s inauguration in Washington.
A 15-year-old girl and two men are dead, and at least eight other people were wounded by gunfire throughout the city Tuesday, police said.
About 500 students at King College Prep High School in the North Kenwood neighborhood staged a sit-in on Thursday, demanding the new principal; and an end to new rules that limit their access to the school, its labs, tutors, and teachers after normal school hours.
NBA Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar urged Chicago Public Schools students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.