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  • Chicago-area schools to close because of severe wind chills

     Chicago-area schools to close because of severe wind chills
    A forecast of wind chills that could reach negative 30 degrees led Chicago Public Schools officials to cancel classes Thursday, the fourth weather-related shutdown this year. Several suburban districts also either canceled classes or announced a later...
  • Most Chicago ice rinks closed due to cold weather

    Most Chicago ice rinks closed due to cold weather
    If you're brave enough to stay outside longer than five minutes in the freezing cold and want to go ice skating, you have one option. All the eight outdoor Chicago Park District rinks, including the Maggie Daley Park ice ribbon are closed on Thursday...
  • One mom's empathy for PARCC test critics

     One mom's empathy for PARCC test critics
    I'm probably opposed to the PARCC test, but I'm too busy filling out my kids' home reading logs to give it a proper assessment. I know it stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and I know the Chicago Public Schools...
  • Some Chicago-area districts ditch online state exams, pick paper and pencil

    Some Chicago-area districts ditch online state exams, pick paper and pencil
    The affluent Highland Park-based Township High School District 113 has all the modern technology, bandwidth, computers and technicians it needs to administer new online state exams this spring — but it opted to go with old-fashioned paper and pencil...
  • Emanuel, Garcia: Tell voters how you'll fix CPS

    Emanuel, Garcia: Tell voters how you'll fix CPS
    "All short-term solutions to our budget crisis have been exhausted." — Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett to the Chicago Board of Education, Feb. 25, 2014 $1.1 billion. That is the looming budget deficit that Chicago Public...
  • Teacher dies after collapsing at Austin elementary school

    Teacher dies after collapsing at Austin elementary school
    A Chicago Public Schools teacher has died after suffering a heart attack at an elementary school in the Austin neighborhood, authorities said. James Dasher, 58, collapsed Tuesday afternoon at Spencer Elementary Technology Academy, according to the...
  • 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...
  • CPS braces for 'consequences' of snubbing state-mandated test

    CPS braces for 'consequences' of snubbing state-mandated test
    With days remaining before Illinois schools can administer a new state-mandated test, Chicago Public Schools remains in a tight spot over the potential consequences of its decision to spurn the exam, officials acknowledged Wednesday. The Chicago...
  • Outbreak causes vaccination debate to heat up

    Outbreak causes vaccination debate to heat up
    Debating vaccination requirements isn’t new, but panic over the recent measles outbreak has triggered heated arguments and plenty of fresh questions. This issue goes beyond social media rants and false claims. So, what’s the real deal with...
  • Chicago Public Schools is borrowing once again

    The city's cash-strapped school system is seeking to borrow up to $700 million as finance officials work to manage the district's many debts. Chicago Board of Education members on Wednesday voted 6-0 to approve a measure providing for up to $300 million...
  • Teachers complain about revised CPS discipline policy

    Teachers complain about revised CPS discipline policy
    Teachers at a West Town school say a revised student discipline code that scales back suspensions and expulsions has left them struggling to deal with unruly students. "There were no structures put in place to support this code of conduct," said Megan...