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Chicago Tribune Report: Nearly 32,000 Chicago Public School Students Were Chronically Absent In 2010-11

Posted 11.12.2012 | Education

Nearly 32,000 — or approximately 1 in 8 — Chicago public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade missed four weeks of class or more d...

Not a Good Feeling for Parents

Claire Wapole | Posted 12.05.2012 | Chicago
Claire Wapole

2012-09-06-stateofCPSlogo.jpgThe earthquake that was the strike shook the topsoil off a lot of disturbing issues and now out in the light, parents can't ignore them. Advocating for our kids, some may call it fighting, feels a whole lot better than feeling a loss of control.

Teachers Strike Threatens College Dreams For Young Athletes

AP | BARBARA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

CHICAGO — Deandre Welch understands how a teachers strike might cause him to miss a few high school football practices and even a scheduled game...

Lizzie Schiffman

Chicago Students Confront City's Violence Epidemic

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 08.30.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's constant and growing problem with gun violence has captured national attention as it grows to hyperbolic proportions; but as the death toll ...

Study: Students Perform Better On Tests When Offered Financial Incentives

Posted 06.21.2012 | Education

Students attending low-performing schools tend to perform better on tests when promised financial or non-financial incentives for good scores, accordi...

Joseph Erbentraut

Study: Minority Students Face Harsher Discipline, Fewer Options

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.06.2012 | Chicago

In Chicago public schools, black students receive harsher punishments for in-school infractions than white students, a fact that mirrors a nationwide ...

Student Arrested And Expelled For Writing Name On Desk, Peers Seek Change

Posted 09.14.2011 | Education

A Chicago student advocacy group is fed up with its school system's zero-tolerance disciplinary policies. Voices of Youth in Chicago Education rall...

New Study: Preschool Leads To Better Jobs, Fewer Arrests

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 08.10.2011 | Education

CHICAGO — Preschool has surprisingly enduring benefits lasting well into adulthood, according to one of the biggest, longest follow-up studies o...

Chicago Student Artists Showcased at AUSL's Festival of the Arts

Erick Deshaun Dorris | Posted 07.20.2011 | Chicago
Erick Deshaun Dorris

Nat "King" Cole, Sam Cooke, Dorothy Donegan and Sara Vaughn: famous musicians all, and all famous alumni of what is now Wendell Phillips Academy High School. Is there a future star to add to this list?

Volumes Of Success: Chicago Bookstore Tutors Thousands Of Kids

Posted 06.19.2011 | Education

Open Books -- known as "the most beautiful bookstore in Chicago" -- houses more than 50,000 books and countless stories of student achievement. Stack...

Chicago 8th-Graders Score Near Bottom In National Science Tests

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public School eighth-graders racked up the fourth-worst science scores among 17 big-city districts to take a national science test, results re...

Chicago Votes To Give Nearly Half A Million Chicago Students Free Breakfast

chicagotribune.com | Joel Hood and Monica Eng, Tribune Reporters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Chicago's school board on Wednesday adopted a sweeping new program to offer free breakfasts in the classrooms of Chicago Public Schools' 410,000 stude...

PHOTOS: 'Education Is Key' In New City Sticker Contest

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though most Chicagoans dread having to purchase a pricey new city sticker each year, the process isn't all bad. For 16 years now, the city has held a ...

CPS Success: Dad Is In Prison, But His Son Is Going To College

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With his father and role model in federal prison for dealing drugs, Corey Hardiman could easily be doing the same on the mean streets of Chicago's Ros...

Chicago Teens Learn Sexual Violence Prevention Via Art Therapy

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This summer a group of teenage girls on Chicago's West Side is learning about sexual violence prevention while they draw. The idea is to get the girls...