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  • A new path to college for CPS students

    A new path to college for CPS students
    Every year, hundreds of Chicago Public Schools students earn decent grades, graduate from high school and then ... flounder. Many of them don't get the encouragement to enroll in college, many can't afford college tuition. That's a shame for them, their...
  • CPS not taking proposals for new charter schools

    CPS not taking proposals for new charter schools
    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...
  • CPS grads can qualify for new city college scholarships

    CPS grads can qualify for new city college scholarships
    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....
  • Hancock High may get selective enrollment status

    A high school near Midway Airport will likely become the city's 11th selective enrollment high school next year and the first on the Southwest Side, Chicago Public Schools officials said Wednesday. Officials said the decision to transform John Hancock...
  • How often are teachers absent?

    How often are teachers absent?
    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,...
  • CPS data error transmits wrong test scores

     CPS data error transmits wrong test scores
    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"...
  • The campaign to keep Karen Lewis out of the mayoral race

     The campaign to keep Karen Lewis out of the mayoral race
    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...
  • CPS: Enrollment numbers won't lead to school budget cuts

    CPS: Enrollment numbers won't lead to school budget cuts
    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...
  • Tribune analysis: State school districts relying more on substitute teachers

     Tribune analysis: State school districts relying more on substitute teachers
    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...
  • Emanuel allies release results of anti-Lewis push poll

    Emanuel allies release results of anti-Lewis push poll
    Democrats For Education Reform, a pro-charter schools organization aligned with Mayor Rahm Emanuel has released the results of a poll that asked thisĀ  question: The current teacher's contract with Chicago Public Schools expires after the school year,...
  • CPS promises to clean up custodial issues

    CPS promises to clean up custodial issues
    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. The first...