NEWS articles

Volunteer tutoring service helps homeless students

Volunteer tutors with Heightening Opportunity and Potential for Educational Success spend about two hours with homeless students, assisting with homework, reading together and talking.

over 5 years ago | Jennifer Fernicola

20 new schools in CPS plan

Twenty new schools will be opened in Chicago over the next two years, public school officials say. School officials also approved a plan to open a LGBT friendly high school in 2009-2010.

over 5 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

UNO school expansion on Board of Ed agenda

A pros and cons of a proposal by the United Neighborhood Organization (UNO) to add a school campus will be considered Wednesday by the Chicago Board of Education.

over 5 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Student intervention policy on board's agenda

A proposed policy to be considered by the city's board of education would outline the circumstances under which "limited force" could be used to control unruly students.

over 5 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

CPS cancels meeting in effort to plug funding gap

Schools chief Arne Duncan and others traveled to Springfield today to lobby for increased funding. The district had asked for $180 million, and may get just a fraction of that.

almost 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Parents group: CPS must answer to voters

A parents advocacy group wants to return to the practice of electing members of the city's Board of Education, all seven of whom are currently appointed by Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.

almost 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

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