| Oct 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| 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....
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:25 PM
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...
| 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 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 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 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.