There weren’t even enough chairs inside the school board meeting to accommodate everyone who wanted to attend. As CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports, the majority of parents and faculty voiced frustration about what they described as a lack of consequences for fighting.
Angry Parents Pack School Board Meeting Over Fighting At Joliet High SchoolsThere weren’t even enough chairs inside the school board meeting to accommodate everyone who wanted to attend. As CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports, the majority of parents and faculty voiced frustration about what they described as a lack of consequences for fighting.
Weekly COVID-19 Tests For CPS Students Starting For Those Who Opt InThe Chicago Public Schools are set start new COVID-19 safety protocols Friday morning. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Rich Township High School District 227 Going To Remote LearningRich Township High School District 227 is moving all to remote learning for two weeks after at least two people tested positive for COVID-19.
Schools Deal With Fallout From Destructive And Dangerous TikTok ChallengesYou've probably seen some of the TikTok challenges people have been undertaking on video this year – and some of them have been downright dangerous. CBS 2' Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Man On Electronic Monitoring Arrested In Countless CPS School ThreatsPolice and Chicago Public Schools officials are executing a security plan, after two students from Simeon Career Academy were shot and killed this week – and also after threats were issued on social media to Simeon and numerous other schools. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Since 73 School Bus Drivers Quit Days Before CPS School Year Began, Situation Has Gotten WorseThe fallout persists from those dozens of school bus drivers who resigned at the start of the school year for the Chicago Public Schools – and new numbers just out show the problem may be bigger than first thought. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Plainfield Mom Pulls Son From School Because Bus Ride Takes 4 Hours Each DayThe bus driver shortage has reached critical mass for one southwest suburban school district, which is now offering thousands of dollars to parents to help fill that gap. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Benet Academy Changes Course, Offers Job To Gay Lacrosse CoachBenet Academy in Lisle has decided to offer an alumna a job as lacrosse coach after all, after earlier rescinding the offer because the coach is a lesbian.
Supporters Rally For Gay Coach Who Lost Job At Benet Academy In LisleProtesters say Amanda Kammes had an offer for a job as a lacrosse coach taken away just because she is a lesbian. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Protesters Say Benet Academy Rescinded Job Offer For Lacrosse Coach Because She Is A LesbianProtesters say a suburban Catholic high school coach has a job offer taken away just because she is a lesbian. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Some Illinois Schools Gave More Failing Grades After COVID BeganFor some Chicago area students, remote learning brought manifest struggles. CBS 2 investigator Megan Hickey dug into the grades for thousands of students to find out the real impact of the pandemic.
Archer Heights Charter School Switches To Remote Learning After COVID-19 CasesCOVID-19 cases have forced a Southwest Side charter school to close.
CPS Parents, Students Protest Over 'Multiple System Failures'A group of Chicago Public Schools parents and students rallied in Logan Square Monday, saying they are fed up with what they call “multiple” system failures at CPS.
'Sick-Outs' Expected Monday As Parents Demand Remote Learning Options For KidsPublic schools in and outside Chicago have faced criticism from some parents over measures taken to keep kids safe from COVID-19, and some Chicago Public Schools parents are planning a walkouts on Monday. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Online Platform Reimagines Carpooling To Help Local ParentsA local dad is offering a solution to the ongoing school bus driver shortage – in the form of a carpooling app. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Hammond, Indiana Teachers Rally Over Safety ConcernsAngry teachers rallied in Hammond, Indiana Tuesday night, amid concerns about overcrowded classrooms and safety from both COVID-19 and violence. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Crown Point Families Confused By Schools' Shifting COVID RulesMore than 800 students in Crown Point, Indiana were told to quarantine at home just Tuesday, but a day later, they’re being told to come back.
Masks To Be Required In Schools In Crown Point, IndianaMasks will be now required in schools in Crown Point, Indiana because of a surge of COVID-19 cases.
CPS School Bus Shortage Has Family Paying For 9-Mile Lyft Ride For StudentA massive bus driver shortage is creating confusion and stress for Chicago Public Schools parents. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar talked to one of the thousands of families who had to scramble to find a ride.
Some Parents Distraught With Shortage Of School Buses On First Day Back For CPS StudentsThe school bus shortage comes after 73 drivers quit over COVID-19 vaccination requirements. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
CPS Students Left Without A Route After Dozens Of School Bus Drivers ResignedThis first day of school for the Chicago Public Schools, school bus drivers who are upset with COVID-19 vaccination requirements have thrown a wrench into things. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Teachers Oppose Legislation That Would Enact Bans On Teaching About Racism In ClassroomsDozens of teachers held a rally Saturday, pledging to teach the truth in their classrooms.
Wheaton School's Policy On Gender Pronouns Sparks ProtestA protest is planned for Tuesday outside a Catholic high school in west suburban Wheaton over the use of personal gender pronouns.
What's The Secret Behind Student Success At Southland Prep?A south suburban school boasts about its very specific mission – "to defy expectations for our predominantly African American community." And boy, do they succeed. We're talking merit scholars, national speech winners, and multiple Ivy-Leaguers. CBS 2's Lauren Victory reports.