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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

William Penn Elementary School was just one of a number of Chicago Public Schools where students were attending summer school in a building with no air conditioning on July 21, 2011, amid temperatures close to 100 degrees. (Credit: CBS)

Many Summer School Students Going Without A/C

It’s hard to imagine, but some children are going to school without air conditioning during this heat wave. Parents with children in summer school at William Penn Elementary School were gathering Thursday morning to speak out against what they’re calling “unbearable conditions” in the classrooms.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2011

Photo Of Chalk And Chalkboard. (Helen Marshall/WBBM Photo)

St. Rita High School Briefly On Lockdown For Armed Intruder

St. Rita of Cascia High School on the city’s Southwest Side was placed on lockdown Monday morning, over concerns that an armed intruder may have been inside.

WBBM Newsradio–07/18/2011