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Greenfield Academy is a private school in the Roscoe Village neighborhood. (CBS)

North Side Academy Is Too Cool For School

Sitting on comfy couches reading and working with computers — not at desks with textbooks. And having a working lunch — not in a cafeteria. This is not your typical school. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

02/13/2015

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Principal Announces School Closing with Frozen Parody

By Liz Valliyil, CBS2 CHICAGO (CBS) — A Rhode Island principal made his students’ day, not just by calling a snow day, but making his own parody of “Let It Go” to do so. Principal Matt Glendinning […]

01/29/2015

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Cold Day Activities in Chicago with Kids

CHICAGO (CBS) — With many Chicago area schools closed today due to frigid temperatures, parents and caregivers may find themselves searching for safe and fun activities for their kids. Here are a few local options that offer children and grownups a […]

01/07/2015

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Burglar Breaks Into Suburban School, Steals Computer Equipment, Cash: Police

The suspect forced entry into Raymond Ellis School, 720 Central Park Drive, around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Christmas Eve, police said in a community alert issued Friday with surveillance images.

12/26/2014

Several Chicago police vehicles responded to Dunbar High School on Thursday after a large brawl at the school. (Credit: Chicago Sun-Times)

Bronzeville School Evacuated After Fight Breaks Out

What started with a false fire alarm ended with three students in custody — and a great big mess in the school.

09/25/2014

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Religious Leaders Pray For Safe School Year For Chicago Students

As Chicago Public School students get ready for the start of school Tuesday, religious leaders are praying for a safe year, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

08/31/2014

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Over-Programmed? Why My Kid is Taking a Break from After-School Activities

By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) — I am doing something revolutionary with my daughter at the beginning of this new school year and that is… nothing. She is about to enter second grade and, at least for now, […]

08/19/2014

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Girl, 9, Who Was Reported Missing Is Found Safe: Police

Emily Rivera is a student at William Nixon Elementary School at 2121 N. Keller Ave.

07/24/2014

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Gary To Name A School After Michael Jackson

The Gary Community School Board has approved an agreement with Jackson’s mother, Katherine, to honor the late “King of Pop” and inspire children to excel in the arts and education.

07/23/2014

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Time-Saving Tips For Healthy School Lunches

With creative planning and the right containers, packing a quick and healthy lunch can be as easy as ABC and 123!

07/21/2014

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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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5 Back To School Things Teachers Would Love Your Help With

Seasoned instructors share the essentials for your child’s transition back to the classroom.

07/21/2014

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Burglars Break Into West Side School, Steal More Than $70K Worth Of iPads

It happened just before 1 a.m. at Charles Hughes Elementary School in the 4200 block of West 15th in North Lawndale.

05/26/2014

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Battle Lines Drawn Over Obama School In Chicago

Some Near North Side residents don’t want park land to be absorbed by Mayor Emanuel’s proposal. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

05/05/2014

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Melrose Park High School Locked Down After Shots Are Heard

Witnesses heard gunshots coming from at least one vehicle in the 800 block of 11th Avenue at 11:35 a.m., according to Melrose Park police. No one was injured and no shell casings have been found.

04/10/2014

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Park Forest Police Warn Parents Against Letting Kids Walk Alone, After Attacks

The most recent attack came Wednesday, near Forest Trail Middle School. A man held a knife, motioning for a 13-year-old girl to come toward him. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

04/03/2014

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Authorities: Boy, 15, Had Gun In Chicago Elementary School

A 15-year-old boy was allegedly caught with a loaded gun at a South Side “Safe Passage” elementary Chicago Public school after the principal found out two students had been taking pictures with the weapon in the bathroom, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

04/01/2014

U.S. Olympic champion Jesse Owens powers his way at the start of the 200m event, that he won during the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, where he captured four gold medals. (Photo credit CORR/AFP/Getty Images)

After School Closing, Jesse Owens Honored With Name On Different Building

After Jess Owens Community Academy in West Pullman was closed last summer, relatives of the Olympic Gold Medalist were disappointed to see his name torn off the building.

03/28/2014

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Inspectors Find Mold In Gary, Ind. School

A state health inspector described a strong, musty odor after testing for mold inside Roosevelt College and Career Academy earlier this month.

02/24/2014

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Dolton School Closed Since Monday Due To Water Problems

More than 500 elementary and junior high students in Dolton haven’t had classes this week because a water problem forced the school district to close two schools.

02/12/2014

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