McCarthy On Expanded Safe Passage Program: 'This Is True Community Policing'The city's top cop said he's pleased with how things have been going so far, as children head back to their first day of classes.
New School Year Brings Lots Of Changes For CPS StudentsA new chapter begins for the Chicago Public Schools this morning, following major budget cuts and the closings of dozens of schools.
New Chapter For CPS Begins Monday With First Day Of SchoolA new chapter in Chicago Public School history begins Monday, as thousands of kids will begin classes at schools they've never attended. On Sunday, many of them celebrated. CBS 2's Derrick Blakley spent the day with families preparing for the first day of classes.
Summer's Almost Over For CPS Students; Classes Begin MondayChicago Public Schools officials are reminding parents and students that this is the last weekend of summer vacation; classes begin for all CPS students on Monday.
First Day Of School Arrives, But Teachers' Strike Could Start Next WeekA new year began Tuesday for Chicago Public Schools students, but it could be interrupted after just four days if a possible teachers' strike goes ahead.
Parents Prepare For First Day Of School, Hoping To Avoid StrikeTuesday is the first day of school for many Chicago kids, and that means Monday was the day for last-minute school shopping, but parents were also looking ahead to a possible teachers strike starting in one week.
Back To School Prep: For Elementary, Middle & High School StudentsThe first day of school feels to children the way the first day on a job feels to parents, a bit stressful. The two best ways to prepare your children for a less stressful first day is to change as many unknown factors to known and provide positive support.
Emanuel, Brizard Tout Longer School Day As Year Begins For Some SchoolsA teacher strike is still a possibility next month, but on Monday morning, classes began as scheduled at about a third of the schools in the Chicago Public Schools system.
Brizard: Many Parents Pleased With Longer School DayAs he prepared to welcome students back to classes on Wednesday, Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard said many parents had told him they were pleased with the longer school day.
State Senator Wants To Lengthen First, Last Days Of SchoolThe super-short days that begin and end the school year could become things of the past in Illinois.
CTA: Free Rides On First Day Of School Will Be Annual EventChicago Transit Authority officials say free rides for Chicago Public Schools students and the parents who accompany them will become an annual event.
Start Of School Year Means Return For 'Safe Passage Program'The start of schools citywide also heralded the resumption of full-scale efforts to keep kids safe on the way to and from school under the Safe Passage Program.
First Day Of School Arrives; Longer School Day Debate Rages OnThe first day of school arrived Tuesday for students at Chicago Public Schools, in the midst of a battle between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Teachers Union over longer school days.
Group Urging Dads To Get More Involved In Kids' EducationAs most Chicago Public School students were preparing for the first day of school on Tuesday, Community activists were urging fathers to get more involved in their kids’ education.
Kids Prepare For First Day Of Class Amid Longer Day DebateAs students and parents were preparing for the first day of school in just two days, the head of the teachers union was standing firm in insisting that schools should wait for a more detailed plan before implementing a longer school day.