| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Chicago Public Schools will not be taking proposals for any additional charter schools for the 2015-16 school year, a district spokesman said Thursday.
The district will not issue a request for new school proposals until December, and won’t accept...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Qualified graduates of Chicago's public high schools will be eligible for a free ride at one of the city's seven community colleges under a scholarship program announced today by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman....
| Sep 19, 2014
| 9:50 PM
When a child misses school, there's an empty desk. But when a teacher is absent, a substitute often takes over, and students can struggle.
Yet teacher attendance "has received relatively little attention," according to a recent study by the Washington,...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 3:26 AM
Illinois schoolchildren are greeted by substitute teachers far more often than their parents were, and while there may be valid reasons for calling in these subs, some experts express concerns about students being shortchanged, a Tribune analysis has...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Chicago Public Schools officials said Monday that the district last week sent incorrect test scores to 201 area private school students vying to attend the city's selective-enrollment schools and academic centers.
An unspecified "data transfer error"...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Out of nowhere nearly two weeks ago, Democrats for Education Reform, a pro-charter schools organization backing Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election, issued a news release demanding that Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis step down from her job if...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 3:47 PM
In the second year of a divisive per-pupil funding formula, Chicago Public Schools officials are again telling principals their school budgets won't be cut even if the school’s enrollment fails to meet projections.
In letters to principals, CPS...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:08 AM
Democrats For Education Reform, a pro-charter schools organization aligned with Mayor Rahm Emanuel has released the results of a poll that asked this question:
The current teacher's contract with Chicago Public Schools expires after the school year,...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Questions surrounding the performance of private firms that took over school custodial services were raised at Wednesday’s Chicago Board of Education meeting, where a district official acknowledged glitches and promised prompt reforms.
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:26 AM
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...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 3:16 PM
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...