Some Illinois Schools Gave More Failing Grades After COVID BeganCBS 2 sent Freedom of Information Act requests for student grade data to more than 30 school districts in Illinois. From 13 of those schools, we received grade data, showing eight of those school districts handed out far more failing grades in English, social studies, math and science courses last year than before the pandemic.
New Illinois Law Helps Special Needs Students Bridge The Digital Divide"This legislation truly meets the moment, when it comes to giving our students the most fulfilling education possible."
With E-Learning Only For Fall At CPS, Some Question Whether Everyone Will Get A Fair EducationChicago Public Schools students will not be returning to class when they head back to school next month – the school district made it official that it will start the fall term through e-learning. Some question whether every child will get a fair education under the circumstances.
CTU Fights Staff Cuts At Some Charter SchoolsThe union said it will describe the meeting its members had with management at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
CPS Increases Its Budget With $125 Million For The Upcoming Year"This budget also addresses key priorities such as special education, college and career readiness and supports and services for our district's schools in our highest need areas."
Teaching Kids At Home While Learning Lessons In Self Care Under COVID-19 Concerns"Our children are going to pick up on our energy. So we will be more effective as parents when we can find ways to calm ourselves first."
Pritzker, Education Leaders Introduce 'Act Of God' Days Amid COVID-19 Absences"These are unprecedented times, but we are all together with the goal of caring for students. Our organizations are truly inspired by the phenomenal cooperation shown across the state and encourage all of our members to be reasonable, creative, and generous while determining what’s best for our students in Illinois."
Butler College Prep Kids Get Scholarship SurpriseDuring the "Draft Day" presentation, UIC offered those students full ride scholarships to study education as part of their Call Me MiSTER program.
Many Substitute Teachers Fill CPS Classrooms, Hundreds Of CPS Employees Wait For Background ChecksMany regular teachers are not teaching students because their background checks have not yet been cleared.
Illinois Launches Program To Help Students Choose CollegeCollege-bound students and their families now can consult an online program to determine the post-graduate economics of attending school in Illinois.
Syrian Refugee Students Say Attending School Is A MiracleFor local Syrian refugee students heading back to school, it is a chance to escape the violence of their Syrian homes and start fresh.
Young Entrepreneurs Work To Transform Their CommunitiesYoung entrepreneurs are learning how to create opportunities, not just for themselves, but for their communities.
Suburban Bus Aide Faces Felony For Choking StudentA bus aide is facing felony charges after being accused of choking an 11-year-old boy during an incident in south suburban Floosmoor last month.
Teacher Says He Was Suspended For Serving Pancakes During State TestA middle school teacher in Pennsylvania is reportedly heading back to work just days after he was suspended for serving his students pancakes during a state exam.
4-Year-Old Spontaneously Takes The Lead, Teaches Older Kids PlanetsCayden walked confidently to the front of the room, climbed on a chair, and began listing the planets, encouraging students to follow his lead.