CPS Critics: School Officials Ignored Red Flags Over No-Bid ContractChicago schools chief Barbara Byrd Bennett has a relationship with SUPES Academy and its founder, Gary Solomon, that goes back many years. CBS 2's Derrick Blakley reports.
Cloud Over Chicago Schools Boss Reflects Larger Ethical Problems, Union SaysBarbara Byrd Bennett's salary from CPS hasn’t been her only source of income, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.
As Schools Begin Issuing New PARCC Test, Some Parents Want Kids To Opt OutHundreds of thousands of students in Chicago and the suburbs began taking a controversial new standardized test on Monday, but some parents want their kids to opt out.
No One Wins In Chicago's Latest Standardized Testing DebacleOur 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...
New Standardized Tests Come Under FireCBS 2's Dana Kozlov explains why educators and parents alike are fighting to delay the new test.
Mayor Insists His Door Is Open To Principals' ConcernsMayor Rahm Emanuel has sought to counter a perception his administration stifles dissent from school principals, saying he and Chicago Public Schools administrators have an open-door policy.
CPS Touts Safe Haven Programs During Spring BreakThe program will offer activities for about 10,000 students while they’re off school for a week from April 14 to April 18.
Teachers At Two Schools To Risk Disciplinary Action, Boycott ISATStudents at Chicago Public Schools begin taking the ISAT exam this week, but many teachers are refusing to administer the test, and many parents say they won’t let their kids take part.
CPS Threatens To Discipline Teachers Who Boycott ISATChicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has threatened to seek to remove the state certification of teachers who refuse to administer next week's Illinois Standards Achievement Test, after many teachers planned a boycott.
Emanuel, Bennett Push Student Panels As Alternative To Suspensions Wells High School students held a peer review panel for visitors to watch as the Chicago school system signals a change in disciplinary policy.
Slow Warming Trend Continues; Schools, Travel Getting Back To NormalSorry kids, winter break is over. It's back to class for hundreds thousands of students at public and private schools throughout the area – including the Chicago Public Schools.
CPS Boss Defends Reversal On Cold-Related School Closings, Downplays Union BacklashCBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine asks city officials why they back-tracked on earlier plans to keep schools open during this week's subzero temperatures.
CPS To Close Schools On Tuesday The Chicago Public Schools will close for a second day on Tuesday due to the extreme cold.
Teachers Union Delivers Lumps Of Coal As Mayor Touts Computer CurriculumCBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on the continuing battle for the hearts and minds of parents.
Byrd-Bennett: No Budget Cuts At Schools That Missed Enrollment ProjectionsThe Chicago School system suggests that's it for right now, as far as further teacher layoffs are concerned.