New Illinois law excuses stude...

Jan 23, 2020 by

The law goes in effect June 1, making November’s general election the first in which students will be allowed to miss class to head...

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CPS strike: Some special ed ad...

Nov 1, 2019 by

They had the most to gain — but some say they didn’t think the deal between CPS and CTU goes far enough. Special education advocates...

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Teacher proposal could shorten...

Oct 3, 2019 by

The CTU has asked the district to add back a 30-minute prep period for teachers at the start of the school day. Chicago’s elementary...

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Union representing CPS support...

Jul 16, 2019 by

Working without a contract for a year, 97% of CPS’ custodians, bus aides, security officers and special education classroom...

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45% of Chicago’s young b...

May 4, 2019 by

Over the past six months, Jayy Matias applied for more than 22 jobs at grocery stores, restaurants and home improvement retailers but...

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Costs piling up at Chicago Pub...

Apr 12, 2019 by

Chicago’s Noble Network of Charter Schools has spent $326,000 for costs related to the sudden retirement in November of its founder...

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CPS pulls plug on new South Lo...

Dec 3, 2018 by

Hours after a Cook County judge on Monday granted a preliTheir lawsuit alleged that CPS violated the rights of NTA students, who are...

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CPS Principal Efraín Martínez ...

Nov 26, 2018 by

“You’re back!” a fifth-grader hollered, jumping out of his seat and breaking the din of Orozco Elementary School’s cafeteria the...

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Could new Chicago Public Schoo...

Oct 27, 2018 by

New Chicago Public Schools ratings released Friday are threatening to derail a controversial plan to open a high school at the South...

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CPS reviewing Bronzeville prin...

Aug 23, 2018 by

Chicago Public Schools officials are reviewing remarks by King College Prep High School’s new principal, who justified changes to the...

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Chicago Board of Ed approves 2...

Jul 25, 2018 by

Over a slew of objections about where the money would be spent, Chicago’s Board of Education unanimously voted on Wednesday to...

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For Dreamers, senior year of h...

Jun 24, 2018 by

Going into her senior year at Muchin College Prep High School in the Loop, Lucero Estrada had the usual worries for a kid who had...

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Paul Vallas to leave CSU in an...

Jan 26, 2018 by

Paul Vallas continues to set the stage for a run against a formidable Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Vallas, who was appointed by Gov. Bruce...

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Janice Jackson confirmed as $2...

Jan 25, 2018 by

Janice Jackson was confirmed on Wednesday as the CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, making her the first CPS graduate, teacher and...

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CPS enrollment drops over 20K ...

Oct 23, 2017 by

Chicago Public Schools on Friday announced another five-figure enrollment drop, counting 371,000 students in the country’s third...

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Where Chicago Public Schools w...

Oct 22, 2017 by

From the start of the 2016-17 school year, Chicago parents whose children were in special education began to see big changes in their...

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CPS inspector: High school at ...

Sep 13, 2017 by

The alternative high school operated by the Chicago Public Schools inside the Cook County Jail has been falsifying credits and...

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Rauner’s education czar Purvis...

Sep 11, 2017 by

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s hand-picked education czar Beth Purvis will leave her post on Friday, just weeks after the governor signed a...

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One lapse after another at CPS...

Sep 9, 2017 by

On Jan. 25, Rosario Gomez, a 14-year-old boy with autism, drowned during a physical education class at Kennedy High School on the...

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CPS lays off 950, including 35...

Aug 7, 2017 by

About 950 Chicago Public Schools employees were being notified Monday they’re being laid off. They include 356 teachers and about 600...

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