NEWS articles

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 7 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 7 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 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Chicago posts improved test scores

City eighth-graders posted the biggest gains among 10 urban school districts on a standardized test. The number of students passing rose from 72 to 83 percent over five years.

over 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

6,400 to run for LSC spots

All but one school has enough candidates to hold LSC elections. Voting is scheduled for April 16 and 17. Newly elected councils take office this summer.

over 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

City offers art contest for students

The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship and summer-long exposure at the city's farmers markets. This year's market theme is 'healthy living.'

over 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

CHA seeking scholarship applicants

More than $130,000 is available to public housing residents. The agency will host a workshop this weekend to spread the word about the scholarships.

over 7 years ago | Claire Bushey

Rush is on for LSC nominees

Local school councils set budgets and hire principals. CPS was expecting 8,500 applicants but received only 6,000, meaning there are not enough candidates to fill all the vacancies.

over 7 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 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Senn rolls out strategic plan

School officials hope academic expansions and improvement can turn Senn into best "general-education high school" in Chicago. The Edgewater school has struggled with low test scores.

over 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Senn 5-year plan in spotlight

The proposal has received early backing from Senn's Local School Council. The alderman's original plan was to have CPS split Edgewater school into 4 programs.

over 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker