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Students, Parents Demonstrate Against CPS Plan To Move Back Start Time At More Than 80 Schools

A few dozen students and parents demonstrated at Daley Plaza – upset with the Chicago Public Schools plan to change the start time this fall at more than 80 schools.

08/05/2015

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Illinois House Passes Bill Allowing Parents To Opt-Out Children From PARCC Test

Parents unhappy about the PARCC test are one step closer to a formal process for opting their children out of it now that the Illinois House has approved a bill.

05/19/2015

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No One Wins In Chicago’s Latest Standardized Testing Debacle

Our kids are about to lose two weeks of class time to prepare for and take a test that will have little to no benefits. Needless to say, a lot of people are angry…

03/03/2015

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Emanuel Defends CPS Decision To Administer PARCC Test

Mayor Emanuel is defending the decision by Chicago Public School officials to back down on their resistance to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

03/03/2015

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CPS Reverses Stance On PARCC, Will Now Test Students System Wide

The Chicago Public School system is buckling to economic pressure and now plans to give a controversial standardized test system-wide, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.

03/02/2015

Temperatures Drop Near Zero Degrees In Chicago

Potential For Record-Setting Cold This Week

OK, parents, listen up.

02/16/2015

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Lockdown At Highland, Indiana Schools Lifted

A phone threat from a number in Dallas has forced authorities to place the schools in Highland, Ind., on lock down.

01/21/2015

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Dogs Helping Kids Learn To Read At 13 Chicago Public Schools

Books, computers, and even apps can help your children learn to read, but at 13 Chicago Public Schools, young students are becoming better readers thanks to dogs.

12/09/2014

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2 Investigators: Schools Using Football Helmets With Low Safety Ratings

2 Investigator Dave Savini took helmets belonging to a middle-school player and had them tested at a Virginia lab. The outcome raises concerns for many young players.

11/03/2014

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No School Tuesday For Waukegan Students As Teacher Strike Continues

There is no school again Tuesday for public school students in Waukegan as a teachers strike will enter its 12th day.

10/19/2014

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Talks Break Down Between Waukegan School District, Teachers

The Waukegan teachers strike drags on and is now approaching the two week mark.

10/15/2014

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Study Says Chicago Charter School Students Trail CPS Counterparts

A new report claims to show that Chicago charter schools are lagging behind their traditional public counterparts, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

10/13/2014

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CPS Parents, Teachers Push For Elected School Boards

The number of school closings in Chicago is leading some to say the city needs an elected school board.

10/13/2014

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Viral Infection Blamed As More Than 120 Students At Schererville School Stay Home Sick

A viral infection is being blamed for more than a hundred sick kids at a school in Schererville, Ind.

10/08/2014

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Waukegan Teachers Strike To Continue Thursday

A strike by Waukegan teachers will continue for a sixth say as the school district confirms schools will be closed again on Thursday.

10/08/2014

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Several Schools Plan Early Dismissals Due To Heat

With Monday likely to be the hottest day of the year so far, many schools that have already started the new school year have adjusted their schedules to get kids out of class early.

08/25/2014

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Pediatricians Suggest Later School Start Times For Teens

Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, pediatricians say. More than 40 percent of the nation’s public high schools start classes before 8 a.m.

08/25/2014

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Proposed Gun Shop In Niles Faces Opposition

Debate over a gun shop location in Niles is not so much a case of “not in my back yard,” as it is “not near my school,” CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

06/23/2014

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2 Investigators, BGA: Superintendent Salaries Costing Taxpayers

Most people would agree that a child’s education is priceless, but how much is too much to pay school superintendents?

05/20/2014

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Illinois School Supt. Calls For $1 Billion In Additional Funds As Lawmakers Consider Cuts

The Illinois School Superintendent says he needs one billion dollars more and lawmakers are talking about giving him one million less, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

03/12/2014

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