In Wake Of Coronavirus School Closures, Chicago Teachers Union Calls For Suspension Of Standardized TestsThe Chicago Teachers Union on Tuesday called on the Illinois State Board of Education to suspend all standardized tests for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Some Families With Kids Face Serious Challenges Amid Coronavirus OutbreakNearly 400,000 Chicago Public Schools students and their parents were getting ready Monday night for the schools to shut down – along with other students around Illinois.
Mayor Wants Gary Schools To Demolish Abandoned BuildingsPolice discovered a homicide victim inside one of the abandoned schools in November.
State Schools To Receive 5,000 Tree SeedlingsThe program helps offset the loss of trees that are removed or otherwise affected by IDOT construction and maintenance work.
BREAKING: Chicago Teachers Union Reaches Tentative Agreement with UNO and Acero ManagementChicago (CBS) -- The Chicago Teachers Union says they have reached a tentative agreement with UNO/Acero Charter Schools' management, potentially ending the nation's first ever charter school strike. 
More Schools Banning Backpacks As Students Return To ClassAs parents and children around the country begin heading back to class, more and more schools are banning backpacks from their buildings.
Alabama Plan To Arm School Principals Draws Mixed ReactionAt least one local school district near Dayton, Ohio, has installed gun safes in schools so workers can get to weapons if a shooting occurs.
School District Forcing Students To Smile In Hallways, Reports SayA Pennsylvania school district is under fire for a policy that allegedly requires students to smile when walking in school hallways.
School Apologizes For 'Most Likely To Bomb The U.S.' Yearbook SuperlativeMuslim student at Arizona school voted 'Most Likely to Bomb the U.S.' in yearbook
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.
Illinois Lawmaker: Fewer School Cops, More Services For Students In the wake of the Florida shooting, you may be surprised to learn there's a proposal in Illinois that could reduce the number of police officers in schools.