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CPS Changes Student Promotion Policy, Plans Help For Struggling Kids

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.

10/18/2013

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Parents Want To Block CPS From Sharing Kids’ Records With National Database

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.

10/10/2013

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School Board Members Spar During Meeting To Address Student Brawl

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.

10/09/2013

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Transportation Advocates Urge Kids To Ride Bikes To School

Schools nationwide are taking part in the annual “Walk and Roll to School” day, and the Active Transportation Alliance is organizing it locally.

10/09/2013

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School Hustles Kids, Staff Out Door After Recent Nearby Gun Violence

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.

09/13/2013

Charlie Trotter outside his now closed restaurant. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Students Accuse Chef Charlie Trotter Of Kicking Them Out

Celebrity chef Charlie Trotter left a group of After School Matters photography students scratching their heads Thursday night after they said he insulted them and kicked them out of his restaurant

08/30/2013

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Kids Get Mayor Emanuel To Jump In A Lake (For Charity)

Thousands of Chicago students essentially told Mayor Rahm Emanuel to go jump in a lake — a very cold lake, to boot — when they hit the books this summer.

08/29/2013

Plano High School football field (Credit: CBS)

Five Plano High Students Charged Over Possible Hazing Incidents

-Five students at southwest suburban Plano High School are accused of sexual assault and battery over possible hazing incidents.

08/28/2013

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School Bus Driver Fired For Dropping Kids Off At Park, Not Home

Morris Elementary School District 54 Supt. Teri Shaw said she doesn’t know why the driver dropped all 20 students from White Oak Elementary at a local park Tuesday afternoon.

08/21/2013

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Expanded Safe Passage Program To Be Ready For First Day Of School

City officials were putting the finishing touches on the new Safe Passage routes for Chicago Public Schools students, and said they’re ready for the first day of class a week from Monday.

08/16/2013

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CTA To Offer Free Rides To Students On First Day Of Class

The CTA once again will provide free rides for the first day of classes in Chicago’s Public Schools, on Aug. 26.

08/15/2013

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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

The White House viewed through a gate in front of the building. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Harper High Students’ Meeting With President, First Lady ‘A Wonderful Experience’

A group of South Side high school students was back in Chicago on Friday, after a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House.

WBBM Newsradio–06/07/2013

Jack O'Donnell, coordinator of the Chicago chapter of the World Computer Exchange, stands with pallets of 700 computers being shipped to needy students in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Chicago Group Sending 700 Computers To Kids In Latin America

A non-profit organization has begun shipping 700 computers to needy students in Mexico and the Dominican Republic

WBBM Newsradio–06/07/2013

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Red Line Rehab Will Force 98,000 CPS Students To Find New Route To School

Nearly 100,000 Chicago Public Schools students would have to find a new way to get to class starting next week, once the CTA shuts down the south end of the Red Line for a major track overhaul.

05/16/2013

U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk (right) and Dick Durbin speak to students at a charter school at Naval Station Great Lakes on May 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Kirk Says Progress Continues As He Discusses Stroke Rehab With Students

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk made a symbolic return to his former Congressional District on the North Shore on Friday, four months after returning to work in Congress.

CBS 2–05/03/2013

Students at Jahn Elementary School plant one of 31 trees added to the school grounds on Arbor Day. (Credit: CBS)

Students Plant Trees At School For Arbor Day

For Arbor Day, the city of Chicago has embarked on a tree-planting frenzy.

WBBM Newsradio–04/26/2013

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Study: 20 To 30 Percent Of CPS Students Rarely Use Technology In School

A new study commissioned by the University of Chicago paints a disappointing picture of technology use among public school students in Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–04/25/2013

Protesters outside CPS headquarters on Wednesday. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Students Skipping Mandatory Test To Protest School Closings

They are supposed to be taking a mandatory state test today, but about 100 CPS high school students instead were boycotting the test and protesting outside Wednesday’s school board meeting.

04/24/2013

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Suburban Students Propose Their Own Immigration Reform Plan

After 2nd graders from Riley Elementary in Arlington Heights recited facts about the history of immigration in the U.S., some 7th graders took the stage at London Middle School in Wheeling to outline their proposals before their peers and politicians.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2013

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