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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

Decorative boxes that will be on the tables of the "Walking on Sunshine" prom for 40 special needs students at Waukegan High School. The prom will be on April 6, 2013, at a local golf course. (Credit: whswalkingonsunshine.webs.com)

Waukegan Special Needs Students Will Be ‘Walking On Sunshine’ At Their Very Own Prom

High schoolers everywhere are getting ready for prom, but at most high schools, special needs students get left out every year. That’s not the case at Waukegan High School.

WBBM Newsradio–03/28/2013

Rihanna addresses students at Barrington High School Friday and thanks them for their charity fundraising work. (Highschoolcube)

Better Late Than Never, Rihanna Meets With Barrington Students

The pop superstar came to the northwest suburbs to thank students for their efforts to raise money for charity.

03/22/2013

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Byrd-Bennett: Children Suffer More If Low-Enrollment Schools Left Open

The head of the Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday, despite what critics say, closing some underused or poorly performing schools would be better for the children in them in the long run.

WBBM Newsradio–03/19/2013

Illinois State Capitol

Teachers Head To Springfield To Urge Halt To School Closings

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.

03/19/2013

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Mayor Denies Discrimination In School Closing Plans

Mayor Rahm Emanuel seemed unfazed Thursday by a newspaper report showing nine out of ten students attending the Chicago public schools targeted for closure are African Americans.

WBBM Newsradio–03/07/2013

First lady Michelle Obama speaks about a school exercise program February 28, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama unveiled a new initiative called 'Let's Move Active Schools' to help schools create a physical activity programs for students. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

First Lady Announces Effort To Help Kids Exercise

Michelle Obama was in town Thursday to kick off a new fitness initiative. As CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov reports, the first lady even put on her workout clothes to help do it.

02/28/2013

Gage Park High School (Credit: Chicago Public Schools)

Two Gage Park High Students Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Classmate

The boys, 15 and 16, touched the girl’s breasts, buttocks and tired to slip their hands into her pants, police said.

02/27/2013

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College Of DuPage Students Consider Lawsuit Against Ultrasound Program

Several students studying at the College of DuPage to become ultrasound technicians say they’ve wasted thousands of dollars in the program and are considering a lawsuit against the college.

02/22/2013

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18 Students Get Sick At South Side School After Using Nicotine Lozenges

Eighteen elementary school students became ill Wednesday, and 16 of them were taken to the hospital, after apparently ingesting nicotine mints used to help smokers quit.

02/20/2013

Colin Cahill Kennedy (Credit: Chicago Police)

Loyola Students Admit Socializing With Alleged Rapist; ‘Didn’t Want My Friends To Hate Me’

Two Loyola University students admitted Tuesday that they socialized with the man they have accused of sexually assaulting them in the days after the alleged attack in their dorm rooms on the school’s Lake Shore campus.

02/20/2013

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Two Chicago High School Students Slain

Two more CPS students were killed during a weekend that began with a visit from the president to bemoan Chicago’s violent streets.

02/18/2013

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