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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 »

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 »

Mayor Daley Welcomes Chicago Public Schools Students Back To Class After Winter Break

Mayor Richard M. Daley rang the ceremonial bell today to welcome children back to school after the winter break and praised students, parents, teachers and administrators along with many other partners for the hard work that has resulted in steady progress year-to-year by the students. continue reading »

CPS announces Bilingual and World Language Initiative

Program will seek to redefine traditional language education. Chicago Public Schools today announced the launch of the Bilingual Education and World Language (BEWL) initiative continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: Mayor Daley Names Chicago Community Trust Head to Run CPS

Mayor Richard Daley has appointed head of the Chicago Community Trust as interim chief of Chicago Public Schools. Terry Mazany, a former school administrator in Oakland and Detroit, is continue reading »

CPS Announces New Admission Policies For Top Schools

A Chicago Public Schools announcement released Thursday means students in neighborhoods with low-performing schools will soon be able to get in to the most competitive programs due to changes in admission requirements. continue reading »

UPDATE:  Heat Restored at Pilsen School Sit-in

Monday, Chicago Public Schools turned off the heat to an elementary school field house in which parents had taken up residence in protest of CPS’s decision to tear it down. The City Council, Wednesday told CPS to postpone demolition of the Whittier Elementary School field house and restore the heat to the building continue reading »

CPS:  Local Chef Visits Humboldt Park School

CPS: Local Chef Visits Humboldt Park School continue reading »

UPDATE: Heat Turned Off at Site of Pilsen School Sit-In

Monday, at the request of CPS, People’s Gas shut off the gas to Whittier Elementary’s field house in preparation for the building’s demolition, said a People’s Gas spokesman. For almost three weeks, parents have been living in Whittier Elementary Scho continue reading »