NEWS articles

CPS links: Selective enrollment, job fair

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

State board approves major cuts to student financial aid

One of the state's main financial aid programs won't issue grants for the Spring 2010 term. Students already approved for grants will see their allotments cut.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

CPS to provide testing for STDs

Teenagers account for more than 60 percent of new sexually transmitted disease cases in Chicago. CPS and the city public health department have joined together to improve testing and treatment.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

CPS officials to cut teachers at several schools

District administrators say the layoffs are related to enrollment declines, not budget cuts meant to stem a $475 million district shortfall.

over 6 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

New performance policy would raise bar for CPS schools

The Board of Education will consider guidelines that include new requirements for state test scores. The policy is part of the district's turn-around plan for struggling schools.

over 6 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Principal: CPS officials neglect disabled students

Some educators say Chicago Public Schools officials avoid testing children for disabilities, because providing them with specialized education is more expensive. The district denies those allegations.

over 6 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Complaint: CPS turnaround effort targets black teachers

The Caucus of Rank and File Educators lodged a complaint with a federal agency saying that CPS’ school turnarounds target black teachers more than non-minority teachers.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Mission for new CPS executive team: cut jobs

Chicago Public Schools chief Ron Huberman named 16 administrators as part of an expected management shakeup. One part of their jobs will be to eliminate others.

over 6 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Board of Ed votes to close charter school

At one point, Choir Academy Charter School of Chicago offered about 175 kindergarten through eighth-grade students choral, piano and drum classes. The school had suffered declining enrollment recently.

over 6 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Last song at Choir charter school?

The Board of Education will vote on a recommendation to close Choir Academy Charter School of Chicago. Officials say the school is in debt and faces reduced enrollment.

over 6 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Chicago Board of Education approves school closures, turnarounds

The Chicago Board of Education took action against 16 schools officials say are failing students. The move raised the ire of parents and teachers, who say shuffling kids between schools doesn't help them.

almost 7 years ago | Jay Field

Victory in hand, activists to continue fighting school closures, turnarounds

Proponents and opponents of a controversial city plan to close down public schools designated as poor performing are expected to square off at tomorrow's Board of Education meeting

almost 7 years ago | Jay Field

Scott appointment to Board of Ed greeted with optimism

Rufus Williams, who is unpopular with some parents and community groups, has resigned as Board of Education president. The Mayor's office says Michael Scott, who previously held the post, is expected to take over.

almost 7 years ago | Peter Sachs

As CPS expands turnaround fix, demand for top teachers skyrockets

Chicago Public Schools officials are looking for special teachers to work in so-called "turnaround schools. A new generation of teachers are being developed, which angers the status quo.

almost 7 years ago | Jay Field