| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The building occupied by Canter Middle School until this summer, when it was shut down as part of massive districtwide school closings, would be taken over by the 7th and 8th graders attending Kenwood Academy in the fall of 2015 under a proposal by the...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:33 AM
For 17 straight months, CTA bus ridership has declined compared with the previous year, a trend that the CTA calls "complicated."
The agency has recorded bus ridership losses compared with the previous year every month from December 2012 to April 2014,...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:10 AM
Some of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s biggest campaign donors dropped $950,000 in one day into a new super political action committee created to help back his run for re-election in 2015.
Illinois election law caps the amount individuals can contribute to...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:53 AM
A growing concern about declining enrollment of minority students at Chicago Public Schools’ highest-tier schools, particularly on the city’s North Side, will fuel a public hearing this morning.
Although the City Council Education and Child...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel brought in Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday to help make the case that Chicago Public Schools students were safer during the recent academic year than they were before Emanuel made the controversial decision to close dozens of...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Forced once again to cover a gaping deficit that this year approaches $900 million, Chicago Public Schools is using a one-time accounting adjustment to make ends meet in a $5.8 billion preliminary operating budget that was released Wednesday.
| Jul 3, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Starting this fall, all Chicago Public Schools students will be able to get free breakfast and lunch at school.
The high number of students living at the poverty level in the district qualified CPS to meet the required threshold for full reimbursement by...
| Jul 4, 2014
"(W)e have concluded that the provision was aimed at protecting the right to receive the promised retirement benefits, not the adequacy of the funding to pay for them."
— Illinois Supreme Court, ruling that the Illinois Constitution says even a...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 5:12 PM
The number of Advanced Placement exams taken in the Los Angeles Unified School District hit an all-time high during the 2013-14 school year. Students took 48,000 AP tests across the district, up 62% from seven years ago, the district announced.
| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:37 AM
More kids attended Chicago Park District day camp this summer than in years past, the city reported today.
There were 41,468 children ages six to 12 enrolled in the day camps in more than 230 parks across the city this summer, according to Mayor Rahm...
| Jul 10, 2014
In April, Chicago Public Schools officials revealed that they intended to grab what turned out to be $650 million from the district's fiscal 2016 budget. They said they wanted to shovel that not-yet-collected revenue into their fiscal 2015 budget to...