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  • Chicago Public Schools, some suburban schools closed Thursday because of cold

    Chicago Public Schools, some suburban schools closed Thursday because of cold
    Chicago Public Schools and a number of suburban school districts will be closed Thursday, as a wind chill advisory was set to go into effect for the area Wednesday afternoon. CPS has no formal policy on closing schools due to inclement weather, though...
  • Chicago Public Schools cancels Thursday classes due to cold

    Thursday classes have been cancelled by Chicago Public Schools. With the National Weather Service forecasting extreme cold accompanied by high winds, CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said Wednesday exposing students to cold in order to attend class would...
  • CPS substitute teacher accused of sending explicit texts to 14-year-old girl

    CPS substitute teacher accused of sending explicit texts to 14-year-old girl
    A Chicago Public Schools substitute teacher has been charged with indecent solicitation of a 14-year-old student. Aaron Williams-Banks, 28, who appeared in bond court Saturday, has been accused of sending sexually explicit text messages to the student...
  • State threatens to withhold funds from schools that skip Common Core test

    State threatens to withhold funds from schools that skip Common Core test
    A showdown over state testing is intensifying, with the Illinois State Board of Education threatening to yank as much as hundreds of millions of dollars from districts that don't administer a new state exam to students. A dramatic letter to school...
  • Mother, daughter charged with attacking school officials, boy, 13

    Mother, daughter charged with attacking school officials, boy, 13
    A mother and daughter allegedly beat up and stabbed a Chicago Public Schools administrator and security guard when picking up a relative at an Englewood elementary school earlier this week, a prosecutor said Saturday. Debbie Wilson, 45, of the 6900...
  • Rhonda Burke, teacher to hearing impaired, dies

     Rhonda Burke, teacher to hearing impaired, dies
    While walking her dog in a park near O'Hare International Airport years ago, Rhonda Burke noticed a group of girls lying on their stomachs in the grass, their heads turned sideways and their bodies still. "She stood there for a few moments, watching and...
  • CPS schedules makeup days after cold snap

    CPS schedules makeup days after cold snap
    Chicago Public Schools has announced when it will make up two days of classes that were canceled earlier this month because of cold weather. The makeup days will be Friday, Jan. 30, and Wednesday, June 17, a school district spokesman said. Those dates...
  • Chicago Public Schools COO Tom Tyrrell resigns

    Chicago Public Schools COO Tom Tyrrell resigns
    Tom L. Tyrrell, the chief operating officer for Chicago Public Schools who helped manage the closings of nearly 50 schools in 2013, is leaving the district to pursue an unspecified "opportunity in public service," schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett said...
  • Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    Plan your night with these dining events, drink deals and more. EAT Burger and Brew Night Brasserie by LM 800 S. Michigan Ave. 312-431-1788 Choose one of four burgers, such as a lamb burger with onion jam or beef topped with blue cheese and bacon,...
  • CPS financial problems many, mayoral candidate solutions few

    CPS financial problems many, mayoral candidate solutions few
    Chicago Public Schools faces gaping budget deficits, skyrocketing retirement costs and tough negotiations for a new teachers contract, but the candidates for mayor have offered few solutions on how they'd deal with some of the gravest financial challenges...
  • ETHS' Witherspoon questions validity of PARCC testing for students

    Many have not taken kindly to the new state-mandated student assessment exam known as PARCC, which will be administered to public K-12 schools this spring, including Superintendent of Evanston Township High School Eric Witherspoon. He and Dr. Paul Goren,...