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  • A quiet start expected for city schools as mayoral election draws near

    A quiet start expected for city schools as mayoral election draws near
    When school begins Tuesday, it will be a much quieter start to the school year than what Chicago has come to expect. For one, there are no mass school closings, with thousands of students walking unfamiliar routes to new schools. There's no teachers...
  • CPS delays charter school on South Side

    The beleaguered Concept Schools charter operation will not be opening a new campus on the South Side this fall, leaving more than 400 children in need of a new school less than two weeks before the first day of classes, Chicago Public Schools officials...
  • CPS test scores show gains in grades 2 through 8

    CPS test scores show gains in grades 2 through 8
    Chicago Public Schools today released preliminary information on standardized test scores that indicate students across grades 2 to 8 made gains, with more than half of them scoring above the national average in reading but not as many doing as well in...
  • Chicago Public Schools' personnel chief steps down

    Chicago Public Schools' personnel chief steps down
    The Chicago Public Schools’ top personnel officer has resigned from her position and will leave her job in the coming weeks, district officials said Wednesday. Alicia Winckler joined CPS in 2009, when it was led by chief executive Ron Huberman and...
  • Nearly 480 janitors who work in CPS schools to be laid off

    Nearly 480 janitors who work in CPS schools to be laid off
    Close to 480 custodians who work in Chicago Public Schools will be laid off by the end of the month, a district spokesman said Sunday, by a private company given authority to manage school upkeep through a multimillion-dollar contract signed in March....
  • CPS chief tries to quell custodian controversy

    CPS chief tries to quell custodian controversy
    Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett on Monday acknowledged the controversy surrounding the district’s move to outsource school cleaning but said contracted custodians will be held accountable for clean buildings. “We will...
  • Alderman calls for hearings on teen sleep deprivation

    Alderman calls for hearings on teen sleep deprivation
    A longtime alderman is calling for hearings on sleep deprivation in teenagers and the possibility of changing the start times of Chicago public schools to help students get more rest. Northwest Side Ald. Margaret Laurino, 39th, introduced her...
  • Health management plans underused at city schools

    Health management plans underused at city schools
    Chicago Public Schools students with asthma or food allergies often don't have health management plans on file at their schools, according to a new study, potentially leaving the district ill-equipped to respond to life-threatening medical situations....
  • A money lesson for CPS

    A money lesson for CPS
    When it comes to back-to-school shopping, there's a familiar ritual in many households: Salvage as many of last year's colored pencils and markers as possible, then page through sales fliers for the best deals on school supplies. Trying to get the...
  • L.A. Unified's AP exam participation rate continues to rise

    L.A. Unified's AP exam participation rate continues to rise
    The number of Advanced Placement exams taken in the Los Angeles Unified School District hit an all-time high during the 2013-14 school year. Students took 48,000 AP tests across the district, up 62% from seven years ago, the district announced. High...
  • Surprising plea deal in state Rep. Ford's bank fraud case

    Surprising plea deal in state Rep. Ford's bank fraud case
    The odds were undoubtedly stacked against state Rep. LaShawn Ford when federal prosecutors indicted him on felony bank fraud charges more than a year and a half ago. The already sky-high conviction rate at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse rises to near 100...