Pediatricians have recommended the Chicago Public Schools start classes for high school and middle school students later in the day, so students can get more sleep, but with Mayor Rahm Emanuel rebuffing such efforts, some doctors have offered other ideas for improving student performance.
Illinois requires students enrolling in school to be up-to-date on immunizations. Students enrolling in kindergarten for the first time in an Illinois school must have an eye exam by a licensed optometrist or a medical doctor.
Seasoned instructors share the essentials for your child’s transition back to the classroom.
Several rallies were being held across the city on Wednesday, as part of the city’s effort to keep children safe from violence during summer break.
The competition began Wednesday with more than 280 students from around the country, but only 46 spellers advanced to the semifinals using scores from onstage words and a computerized spelling-vocabulary test.
Chi League School is an intensive basketball and life skills development program for high school student-athletes who want to improve their skills but do not have the opportunity to get invited to premier off-season leagues.
The investigation, which started Monday, involves multiple reports of sexting among sixth-grade students, according to a statement Principal Kristen Schroeder and Assistant Principal Candis Gasa sent to parents and posted to the school’s website Thursday.
Some students at a northwest suburban middle school could face criminal charges, after using their phones to share provocative photos of classmates, including some naked pictures.
Neither school officials nor police are releasing specifics on the length of the list, the reasons why the students being accused put it together, or how it was to be carried out.
Monica and Kate are new pen pals who met for the first time in person on Tuesday. Monica Joria is 100 years old. Kate is 5, and is in kindergarten at St. Cajetan Elementary School in the Morgan Park neighborhood.
This winter has been tough for just about everyone in Chicago, including students who spend each morning waiting on the corner for their school buses – especially when some don’t make it any easier on themselves with their choice of winter clothing.
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.
No bomb was discovered, but the day’s lessons, which consisted of final exams, were delayed by about an hour while every student was patted down and backpacks, purses and other kinds of bags were searched
An elementary school and a retirement community in the Joliet area have teamed up to bring together young and old for the benefit of both.
Hopkins had 10 minutes to answer questions from Illini aerospace engineering students at the University of Illinois National Center for Supercomputing Applications. He is a 1991 engineering graduate and was co-captain of the Illini football team.
Extra help for struggling students will be built into the school day, Chicago Public Schools said Thursday, announcing a change in the way it determines how children in key grades will be promoted.
The head of a Chicago parents group was warning parents the Chicago Public Schools system plans to upload personal student information into a national database.
A special school board meeting to address last week’s fight between rival high schools in Rich Township got a little testy itself on Tuesday.
Schools nationwide are taking part in the annual “Walk and Roll to School” day, and the Active Transportation Alliance is organizing it locally.
Dulles School of Excellence, 6311 S. Calumet Ave., has told staffers to clear the building and parking lot immediately after school is dismissed. Teachers were told to exit with their students and leave the school.