NEWS articles

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

LSC filing deadline is upcoming

Voting to fill two-year Local School Council terms will be in April. Council members are responsible for hiring their school's principal and working on academic improvement plans

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

CPS closes four schools, replaces staff at others

over 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

CPS snubbed on ISAT delay

City education officials have offered $120,000 toward translation of the Illinois Standard Achievement Test into Spanish and Polish. The state says it will take $3 million and 18 months.

over 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

West Side to get first new Catholic school in decades

The city's zoning commission today cleared the way for construction of Christ the King Jesuit Preparatory School. Groundbreaking is scheduled for June.

over 6 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

School closings on CPS agenda

A sweeping proposal to close or consolidate 11 elementary schools, fire hundreds of teachers and staff members and attempt to "turnaround" a list of struggling schools will be considered at a Board of Education meeting.

almost 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Language a barrier for students on ISAT

City, school officials seek testing change

almost 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Copernicus Elementary staff fights to keep jobs

"Turnaround" plan will cost principal, teachers, their jobs

almost 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Parents protest dismantling of school staff

Teachers at Miles Davis and Johns would have to reapply for jobs at new school

almost 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

First school hearing slated for today

Davis elementary session kicks off a week of hearings on CPS consolidation plan

almost 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Daley: What about lacrosse?

Mayor suggests lacrosse for 'turnaround' schools at Orr, Collins

almost 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Schools get $10M from Gates

Academy for Urban School Leadership to use money for turnaround schools, teacher training

almost 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

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