Little Village Teachers, Parents To Boycott ISATTeachers at a Little Village school are joining a growing effort to boycott the upcoming Illinois Standards Achievement Test, saying students are over-tested, and the ISAT is no longer of any use to the children who take it.
Elmwood Park H.S. Students Searched After Bomb ThreatNo bomb was discovered, but the day’s lessons, which consisted of final exams, were delayed by about an hour while every student was patted down and backpacks, purses and other kinds of bags were searched
Volunteer Retirees Helping Kids With Schoolwork In ShorewoodAn elementary school and a retirement community in the Joliet area have teamed up to bring together young and old for the benefit of both.
Illini Grad Talks To U. Of I. Students From International Space StationHopkins had 10 minutes to answer questions from Illini aerospace engineering students at the University of Illinois National Center for Supercomputing Applications. He is a 1991 engineering graduate and was co-captain of the Illini football team.
CPS Changes Student Promotion Policy, Plans Help For Struggling KidsExtra 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.
Parents Want To Block CPS From Sharing Kids' Records With National DatabaseThe head of a Chicago parents group was warning parents the Chicago Public Schools system plans to upload personal student information into a national database.
School Board Members Spar During Meeting To Address Student BrawlA special school board meeting to address last week's fight between rival high schools in Rich Township got a little testy itself on Tuesday.
Transportation Advocates Urge Kids To Ride Bikes To SchoolSchools nationwide are taking part in the annual "Walk and Roll to School" day, and the Active Transportation Alliance is organizing it locally.
School Hustles Kids, Staff Out Door After Recent Nearby Gun ViolenceDulles School of Excellence, 6311 S. Calumet Ave., has told staffers to clear the building and parking lot immediately after school is dismissed. Teachers were told to exit with their students and leave the school.
Students Accuse Chef Charlie Trotter Of Kicking Them OutCelebrity chef Charlie Trotter left a group of After School Matters photography students scratching their heads Thursday night after they said he insulted them and kicked them out of his restaurant
Kids Get Mayor Emanuel To Jump In A Lake (For Charity)Thousands of Chicago students essentially told Mayor Rahm Emanuel to go jump in a lake -- a very cold lake, to boot -- when they hit the books this summer.
Five Plano High Students Charged Over Possible Hazing Incidents-Five students at southwest suburban Plano High School are accused of sexual assault and battery over possible hazing incidents.
School Bus Driver Fired For Dropping Kids Off At Park, Not HomeMorris Elementary School District 54 Supt. Teri Shaw said she doesn’t know why the driver dropped all 20 students from White Oak Elementary at a local park Tuesday afternoon.
Expanded Safe Passage Program To Be Ready For First Day Of SchoolCity officials were putting the finishing touches on the new Safe Passage routes for Chicago Public Schools students, and said they’re ready for the first day of class a week from Monday.
CTA To Offer Free Rides To Students On First Day Of ClassThe CTA once again will provide free rides for the first day of classes in Chicago’s Public Schools, on Aug. 26.