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.
CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker talks with some Englewood parents to see how they’re successfully raising their kids in a challenging environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There were rallies at schools across the city today as parents and teachers organize to save neighborhood schools.
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.
Mayor Emanuel attended the ribbon-cutting for a new police station today but his thoughts were on the tragedy in Connecticut.
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.
CBS 2′s Mike Parker talks with parents and their kids about the news that the teachers’ strike will continue into its second week.
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.
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.
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.
If Chicago Public Schools teachers go on strike, how will it affect their families?