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CPS Encourages Families to Review Updated Tiers for Magnet, Selective Enrollment Schools

Knowing Tier Data Helps Families Make Informed Choices When Applying to Schools - Chicago Public Schools (CPS) today announced updated tier data is now available via the District’s Office o continue reading »

Chicago Teachers’ Strike Ends: Classes to Resume Wednesday

The Chicago Teachers Union has reportedly called off their strike. Classes are to resume Wednesday after the Union's roughly 800 delegates agreed to the latest continue reading »

CPS Announces Details of “Children First” Plan to Help Parents and Families Most in Need

If CTU chooses to strike, CPS to coordinate safe and engaging environments for students whose families cannot access alternative options; 144 school sites will be open with limited hours; tools are available now for parents to sign up students continue reading »

CPS and CTA Announce Student Fare Rides Will Extend for Full School Day

Reduced CTA Fares for Students Extended an Extra 30 Minutes to Accommodate Student Activities After the School Day Ends - The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) have partnered to extend re continue reading »

Mayor, School Leaders Kick Off Year for Chicago Schools

Mayor and CPS Leadership Visit 19 Schools Across Chicago- Today, Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) leadership visited 19 schools across Chicago to join students, teachers, p continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: 4th Grade Teacher in Chicago Beats Rescue Dog to Death

A Chicago school is reeling after learning one of its teachers has been charged with the beating death of a dog he was supposed to have rescued. Chicago Public School teacher, Derek Fierro, continue reading »

As Latino and Other Immigrant Populations Grow, Bilingual Education is Needed to Keep Kids on Track

In CPS, 12 percent of English-language learners are in the middle grades, and many are at risk of failing in high school. Why? Middle-grades bilingual students present two challenges to schools: teaching adequate English as well as incr continue reading »

Mayor Emanuel Touts $660 Million Investment in School Infrastructure

CPS Capital Program will Improve Facilities and Technologies at 439 Schools; Benefit 285,000 Students. Mayor Rahm Emanuel visited Sauganash and Nathan Hale Eleme continue reading »

Mayor Emanuel: Pennant Drive to Promote College As Goal for Every Student in Chicago Public Schools

Best practice from Noble Network of Charter Schools will be replicated throughout CPS system. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO JC Brizard held a roundtable event with current and former students of Pritzker College Prep continue reading »

Jose Rico Appointed New Director White House Initiative on Hispanic Educational Excellence

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today announced the appointment of José Rico as the new director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics continue reading »

5,800 Students to Get Access to Quality School Options with Proposed “Turnarounds”

5,800 Students in Chronically Low Performing Schools to Get Access to Higher Quality School Options through Proposed “Turnarounds” Next School Year . Record number 10 Turnaround schools proposed continue reading »

Chicago Public Schools Chief, Police Superintendent Tout Merits of Automated Speed Enforcement

Legislation would allow City to monitor speeding vehicles near schools and parks in an effort to increase student and pedestrian safety. continue reading »

Senator Mark Kirk Meets with CPS CEO To Discuss Issue of Longer School Days

Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard met with Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today at Skinner North Classical Elementary School to discuss with parents and teachers their implementation continue reading »

Governor Quinn Signs Bill to Increase Transparency in Chicago Public School Facility Planning

Law Will Bring More Accountability to School Planning While Ensuring Fair Treatment of Schools in Every Neighborhood. As part of his agenda to ensure every child receives a quality education, continue reading »

Purchase Back to School Kits for CPS Kids on Groupon

CPS Partners with Groupon’s G-Team to Urge Residents to Purchase $12 Kits for Kidz. Chicago Public Schools and Groupon announce the launch of a G-Team deal t continue reading »

CPS Back to School Campaign to Boosts Awareness of 1st Day Launched

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Jean-Claude Brizard today launched the 2011-2012 back to school campaign. This year, CPS will lead an aggressive campaign that will marry new media technologies and grassroots activities to increase attendance on the first day of school. continue reading »

MInority Student Group Pushed CPS to Remove Officers From Schools, As They’re Only a Detriment

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is being asked to move funds over to counselors and prevention strategies, as a student advocacy group says the current zero-tolerance disciplinary policies do not work in the schools. continue reading »

Mayor Elect Emanuel Picks New Head of Schools

Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel has picked the current Rochester Superintendent, Jean-Claude Brizard, as his head of Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Currently Terry Mazny of the Chicago Community Trust is serving as interim CEO of CPS after Ron Huberman stepped down in November of last year. continue reading »

Chicago Public Schools Sets Public Hearing Schedule on School Consolidation Proposals

Chicago Public Schools will hold a series of public hearings beginning this week on proposed school consolidations. continue reading »

The College Board Honors 4 Districts with Advanced Placement® District of the Year Awards

Four school districts in the nation will be honored by the College Board with 2011 AP® District of the Year awards for opening AP classroom doors to a significantly broader pool of students while maintaining or improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher. continue reading »