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  • 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...
  • A new Plan of Chicago: 12 ways to heal a city

     A new Plan of Chicago: 12 ways to heal a city
    Ask Chicagoans how to fix their city and you'll hear powerful ideas to rescue flailing schools, cut violent crime, create attractive jobs and help families thrive. We know this. We asked. Last October, we launched our Plan of Chicago project to fill in...
  • Ineffective, inarticulate and out-of-touch

    A chemistry teacher and Chicago Teachers Union leader who earns more the $200,000 a year, owns three homes, lead the CPS into their first strike in more than 20 years for a 30 percent salary increase and focuses only on Chicago Public Schools rather...
  • Kudos to hundreds of employees behind the scenes at Chicago Public Schools

    As families and communities focus on students and teachers in the beginning weeks of school, I’d like to offer a shout out to the many hundreds of employees behind the scenes at Chicago Public Schools. People often comment disparagingly about the...
  • CPS students -- and politicians -- head back to school

    CPS students -- and politicians -- head back to school
    More than 400,000 students headed back to Chicago public schools today, and many had politicians on hand to welcome them to class. The time-honored tradition of officials ringing school bells on the first day of the year takes on added importance for...
  • Chicago Public Schools reports graduation rate up

    Chicago Public Schools reports graduation rate up
    Following national trends and building on years of growth, Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday reported a higher graduation rate for high school students in the last school year. The CPS graduation rate has been climbing for the past decade except for one...
  • State announces $10 million for CPS' Safe Passage program

    State announces $10 million for CPS' Safe Passage program
    The state of Illinois is adding $10 million to the Chicago Public Schools’ Safe Passage anti-violence program, according to the offices of the governor and mayor. The additional state dollars, announced Thursday, will add 27 schools and new routes...
  • CTA offering free back-to-school rides to Chicago elementary, high school students

    CTA offering free back-to-school rides to Chicago elementary, high school students
    For Chicago students going back to elementary or high school, at least math will be easy on their first day. Students will pay nothing to ride the CTA on Tuesday. The transit agency is once again providing free rides to elementary and high school...
  • A Chicago success: More diplomas, fewer dropouts

    A Chicago success: More diplomas, fewer dropouts
    So much of the debate on education in Chicago focuses on conflicts between teachers and district officials over test scores and educator evaluations. Or on the political squabbling between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen...
  • Kraft expert has recipe to help kids eat lunches

    Kraft expert has recipe to help kids eat lunches
    As a parent, Carrie Conway knows it can be a challenge to pack a nutritious lunch that kids will eat. At work, school lunches also are on her mind: She helps devise recipes for filling children's lunchboxes as culinary group manager at Kraft Kitchens....
  • Schools "on-track"

    The significant rise in Chicago Public Schools’ graduation rate stems from solid research, good data and instruction tailored to individual student needs. Researchers at the Urban Education Institute’s Consortium on Chicago School Research...