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Thousands Of Teachers May Be Sent Back To School

Chicago Tribune | Carlos Sadovi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As many as 5,000 middle school teachers in Chicago could be required to go back to school for additional training to continue teaching under a plan ex...

12 New Schools To Open Next Fall

Chicago Public Radio | Chip Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday approved plans for 12 new schools to open next fall. The 12 are among dozens of small, autonomous schools...

CPS Changing Magnet Schools Admissions Policy

Chicago Public Radio | Linda Lutton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools says it may use income rather than race to enroll students in its popular magnet schools. That's if a federal judge ends the di...

Gay High School Plan Shelved

Associated Press | Karen Hawkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a surprise move, planners for a proposed high school touted as a haven for gay and bullied youth seeking refuge from sometimes hostile traditional ...

Board To Vote On More Inclusive Gay High School Plan

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Planners of Pride Campus never shied away from touting their proposed high school as a haven for gay youth seeking refuge from sometimes hostile trad...

School Districts Cancel Arabic Classes

Chicago Public Radio | Monique Parsons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Students in two of Chicago's west suburban high school districts won't get a chance to study Arabic next year, despite interest from local families. ...

Minority Enrollment Down At Top Magnet Schools

Catalyst Chicago | Sarah Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Kenneth Green knew he wanted to send his daughter to a magnet school, Chicago's oldest schools of choice. He spent hours enveloped in research and tou...

Is School Choice Failing Kids?

Catalyst Chicago | John Myers | Posted 05.26.2011 | Chicago

With the end of 8th grade in view for James Baker, three of Chicago's top public high schools turned him away--rejections that caught the straight-A s...

Daley To Obama: Duncan Stays In Chicago

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is wishing Illinois Sen. Barack Obama all the luck in the world in the presidential race. However, if Obama wins, Daley ...

CPS Expanding Pre-School Programs

ABC 7 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Public Schools is expanding pre-school programs to include 1,500 new students across the city. The announcement was made Wed...

Merit Pay For Principals?

Catalyst Chicago | Debra Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In recent years, Chicago Public Schools has rolled out bonus pay for administrators and teachers. Now, the district is considering merit pay for prin...

Baxter Donates Millions To Public Schools

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley's goal of making science fun for Chicago Public School students -- and improving historically dismal science test scores -- got a $5 milli...

Third-World Math Scores In Chicago: Study

Chicago Sun-Times | Dave Newbart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's public schools do as badly as schools in some Third World nations in math, a first-of-its kind study released Wednesday has found. The comp...

Gay High School Vote Delayed

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Chicago Public Schools has delayed a vote on a proposal to open a "gay-friendly" high school that will weave gay and lesbian "heroes" into ...

School Attendance Records Inflated

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools officials claimed record-high attendance for the first day of the school year, even with the school funding boycott led by the ...

Chicago Schools Chief Refuses Anti-Violence Award

Chicago Sun-Times | Rosalind Rossi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

His voice quaking with emotion, Chicago Schools CEO Arne Duncan refused Tuesday to accept an anti-gun violence award, saying "I don't feel I've earned...

Chicago Public School Students Beaten By Teachers

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"At least five Chicago public schools are now under investigation for beating athletes including Wendell Phillips High School and John Marshall High S...

High Schools Faltering: 70% Fail Reading Standards, Even More Fail Math

Chicago Public Radio | Linda Lutton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago public high school students lost ground in Illinois' latest round of standardized tests. Last month, Mayor Richard Daley was on hand for the ...

Judge To Rule On Chicago Schools Desegregation Programs

Chi Town Daily News | Megan Cottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Anne Dasovic chose to send her seven-year-old son to Edison Elementary Regional Gifted Center, integration was on her mind. "One of the reasons ...

Don't Believe School Funding is a Problem? Read This.

Lorraine Forte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

The data is shocking: If the students who enrolled in kindergarten in Chicago Public Schools in 1994 had, instead, enrolled in top-spending Lake Forest-Libertyville schools, they would have reaped the benefit of an extra $36 billion-worth of education by the time they graduated.

Strong Support For GLBT Public High School

Chi Town Daily News | Kimberly Michaelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

More than 200 people packed a North Side meeting room last night to voice their mostly positive opinions on a proposed public high school catering to ...

Duncan Urges Income Tax Hike For Schools

Chi Town Daily News | Paul D. Bowker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools chief Arne Duncan told state legislators yesterday that a "modest income tax hike" should be considered so that school funding ...

Agriculture High School Harvests Math, Science Talents

Jane Dwyre Garton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jane Dwyre Garton

It takes more than a fabulous crop of sweet corn to define the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences on the city's Southwest Side. That success this August, however, is just one example of teen talent, adult leadership and community at the school campus, a 75-acre working farm.

CPS Paying For Good Grades

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"Up to 5,000 freshmen at 20 Chicago public high schools will get cash for good--and even average--grades as part of a new, Harvard-designed test progr...

Chicago Police Launch Text Message Tipline For Students

Chicago Tribune | Carlos Sadovi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools and Chicago police officials Monday unveiled a series of new and beefed-up measures designed to help cut the numbers of student...