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Chicago Public Schools

Parents Slam CPS Plans To Spend Nearly $10M On Office Furniture

The Chicago Public Schools’ plan to more than double its budget for office furniture was not sitting well with parents, especially those who believe schools are being shortchanged.

03/26/2014

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Little Village Teachers, Parents To Boycott ISAT

Teachers at a Little Village school are joining a growing effort to boycott the upcoming Illinois Standards Achievement Test, saying students are over-tested, and the ISAT is no longer of any use to the children who take it.

02/26/2014

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Some Englewood Parents Succeeding, Despite Atmosphere Of Violence

CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker talks with some Englewood parents to see how they’re successfully raising their kids in a challenging environment.

07/26/2013

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Hearing Begins On School Closing Lawsuits

A federal judge has begun a hearing on two lawsuits seeking to block plans to close 49 elementary schools, with testimony expected to last for up to four days.

07/16/2013

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Principal Apologizes After Shaming Girls For Length Of Shorts

Parents at one of the highest ranked elementary schools in the state are upset that their principal shamed some students over the length of their shorts.

07/09/2013

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Parents Say School Cuts Have Them Considering Move To Suburbs

A group of parents and several local elected officials teamed up Tuesday to call for an end to severe budget cuts at the Chicago Public Schools.

07/02/2013

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Parents Protest School Budget Cuts, Seek State Audit Of CPS Budget

Claiming the move to close 49 elementary schools won’t save any money, opponents of the Emanuel administration’s plans protested outside CPS headquarters on Monday, asking state leaders to step in.

06/17/2013

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CPS Legally Leaves Door Open To Keeping 10 Of 50 Schools Open

Until a new judge can be assigned to a lawsuit filed by the Chicago Teachers Union and parents from 10 elementary schools, CPS attorneys agreed the district wouldn’t take any permanent actions at the schools in question.

06/12/2013

Parents and students from three South Side schools slated to close gather outside Pritzker Elementary School in Wicker Park, after trying to enroll there, but being told the school has a waiting list to enroll. (Credit: CBS)

Parents Of Schools Set To Close Want Kids Enrolled At Pritzker On North Side

A group of parents from three elementary schools that are closing on the South Side took a trip to the North Side on Thursday, and tried to enroll their kids at a school whose name is synonymous with wealth and privilege.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2013

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Parents Have Options If Their Child’s School Is Closing

There is uncertainty, confusion and questions among many parents in the Chicago Public Schools system. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports on the options available to them.

05/23/2013

Illinois State Capitol

Teachers Head To Springfield To Urge Halt To School Closings

A group of about 50 teachers, parents and students from the Chicago Public Schools boarded a bus to Springfield Tuesday morning, to make their voices heard about school closings.

03/19/2013

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CPS Email To Parents Directs Them To Adult Web Site

The Chicago Public Schools system has apologized for sending an email to parents that included a typo in a web link that sent them to an erotic website as a result.

01/24/2013

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Parents, Teachers Rally To Save Neighborhood Schools

There were rallies at schools across the city today as parents and teachers organize to save neighborhood schools.

01/19/2013

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Parents Meet With Principal After Teen Arrested For Gun At School

Parents were attending a meeting at John Marsh Elementary School on Friday, after complaining that they weren’t officially notified about a teen’s arrest for bringing a gun to school until after they’d read about it on Facebook.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2013

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Emanuel: ‘All Of Us Are Residents And Citizens Of Sandy Hook’

Mayor Emanuel attended the ribbon-cutting for a new police station today but his thoughts were on the tragedy in Connecticut.

12/15/2012

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More Parents Shouldering Student Debt

As CBS 2’s Susan Carlson reports, more moms and dads are finding themselves making the payments on their children’s student loans just when they should be saving for retirement.

10/05/2012

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For Chicago Parents And Kids, Here We Go Again

CBS 2′s Mike Parker talks with parents and their kids about the news that the teachers’ strike will continue into its second week.

09/16/2012

Leon Alexander (left) and his family stage a small counter-protest against the Chicago teachers' strike on a street corner in the South Shore neighborhood on Sept. 10, 2012. Alexander said he shares teachers' concerns, but believes a strike exploits children to get teachers what they want from the school district. (Credit: CBS)

Not All Parents Supporting Teachers’ Decision To Strike

While teachers at Chicago Public Schools have drawn plenty of support from parents as they stage the city’s first school strike in 25 years, not all parents were supporting the teachers’ decision to walk out.

CBS 2–09/10/2012

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Families Scramble To Care For Kids, Fear Impact Of Long Strike

Walk through the doors at A and A Auto and you’ll find Bryan Duran’s temporary classroom—just a glance away from father Bryan Sr.

09/10/2012

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Parents Increasingly Worried About How To Handle Teachers’ Strike

As the clock counts down for negotiations and teachers talk about plans for a possible strike, parents and children alike are increasingly worried about what a walkout will mean for them.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

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