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Elementary schools to go hi-tech

An $11.7 million U.S. Department of Education grant would turn five city schools into neighborhood magnet clusters with a focus on technology education.

over 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

CPS officials, students lobby for gun control

The district has added after-school and Saturday programs at over 150 schools in the wake of several violent incidents. Twenty students have been killed by gunfire this school year.

over 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

CTA to test smart card for students

The new program combines student identification cards and CTA fare cards. The program would also allow the school district to track the whereabouts of students. Some say the move raises privacy concerns.

over 6 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

Wanted: New school proposals

The Renaissance 2010 plan calls for more new schools in 2009 and 2010. Former NBA star Kevin Johnson, who founded a school in California, is likely to be among the applicants.

over 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Legal challenge to appointed school councils to go forward

A parent-led legal action to try to keep two local schools councils' membership elected - instead of having members appointed by the district - will go forward, a circuit judge has ruled.

over 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Board of Ed nixes charter expansion

L.E.A.R.N. charter school is ready to expand, but officials voted down a plan to allow it to share space with another nearby school.

over 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

CPS to consider six new schools

One month after announcing a dramatic series of school closings, the Chicago Board of Education is set to take up a proposal that would add six new schools, including five magnet programs.

over 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

CPS appointments face court test

While most local school councils in Chicago are elected, the school district appoints members to those at alternative schools. A parents group says the policy violates the law.

over 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Five new magnet elementary schools proposed

The schools will offer programs in languages, engineering, performing arts and the International Baccalaureate program, as part of mayor's plan to revitalize under-enrolled city schools.

over 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

ISAT exams produce tearful week

Language challenges frustrate elementary children who are not proficient in English. Testing continues this week at some CPS schools.

over 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

City police get access to school cameras

City establishes high-tech partnership with schools; Daley proclaims Chicago as the security camera king in the U.S.

over 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Board of Education gets an earful on closings

One person was escorted out of a board meeting, and many others had the microphone turned off because they went beyond their allotted two minutes. Many yelled; some cried.

over 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Teachers, staff out at 8 CPS schools

The Board of Education approved a sweeping turnaround plan that will affect more than 7,000 students in the fall. Some parents question the plan, saying it's unfair to talented teachers.

over 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Teachers, staff out at 8 CPS schools

The Board of Education approved a sweeping turnaround plan that will affect more than 7,000 students in the fall. Some parents question the plan, saying it's unfair to talented teachers.

over 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

CPS closes four schools, replaces staff at others

over 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

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