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Valpo board hears plenty on superintendent pick

VALPARAISO | Two issues were on the minds of the about 250 people attending Thursday's Valparaiso School Board workshop at Benjamin Franklin Middle School.

February 06, 2014 9:15 pm

Chicago Public Schools back in class Wednesday

CHICAGO | Chicago Public Schools will be back in session Wednesday after two days off due to frigid weather.

January 28, 2014 1:47 pm

Chicago cancels classes for 2nd day due to cold

CHICAGO | Chicago Public Schools will be closed for a second day this week as subzero temperatures move into northern Illinois.

January 27, 2014 12:39 pm

Primary roads clear, trash pickup next focus

CHICAGO | The city's Streets and Sanitation crews have been busy clearing roadways on the Southeast Side as Chicago Public Schools officials announce on Twitter they will reopen schools today.

January 08, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago closes schools for second day due to cold

CHICAGO | Chicago Public Schools have canceled classes for a second day as the city experiences sub-zero temperatures.

January 06, 2014 2:44 pm

Chicago announces 100 Learning Gardens at schools

CHICAGO | Chicago officials are announcing they have installed a total of 100 gardens where students can grow fruit and vegetables at their schools.

December 07, 2013 10:26 am

Emanuel creates panel for closed school buildings

CHICAGO | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Friday he has created a panel to study what to do with nearly 50 Chicago public schools that have been closed as part of aggressive cost-cutting efforts.

August 23, 2013 9:00 pm
Chicago Teachers Union calls layoffs 'shameful'

Chicago Teachers Union calls layoffs 'shameful'

CHICAGO | Chicago Public Schools and city leaders say the state's failure to enact pension reform is to blame for the district laying off more than 2,100 employees — a cut that one legislator described Friday as "more dramatic than anything the state has seen" during its long-festering, near…

July 19, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Chicago schools consult gang lines in closure plan

Chicago schools consult gang lines in closure plan

CHICAGO | The Rev. Robin Hood stands in front of an elementary school in what's known as "The Holy City" — the Chicago neighborhood where the notorious Vice Lords street gang got its start decades ago and still one of the city's most dangerous areas. Half a block away, a group of men hang ou…

April 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Chicago schools consult gang lines in closure plan

Chicago schools consult gang lines in closure plan

Children leave Dvorak Technology Academy in Chicago at the end of classes on April 3. While the school serves as a safe haven for children during classroom hours, their journeys to and from home during the school year are subject to peril as they cross gang borders that divide Chicago's neig…

April 16, 2013 12:00 am
Chicago schools consult gang lines in closure plan

Chicago schools consult gang lines in closure plan

The Rev. Robin Hood devotes time to ensure the safety of students at schools on Chicago's South Side. Hood works with organizations such as Mothers Opposed to Violence Everywhere and the anti-violence group CeaseFire to ensure that students and staff get to and from North Lawndale’s schools …

April 16, 2013 12:00 am
After 2009 death, notorious school made turnaround

After 2009 death, notorious school made turnaround

Robert Spicer, right, the Culture and Climate specialist at Fenger High School in Chicago, speaks as seniors Geneva Harris and Gerald Banks look on in a room where an initiative called the "peace circle" takes place for students and staffers to meet and discuss incidents or disagreements.

March 12, 2013 12:00 am
After 2009 death, notorious school made turnaround

After 2009 death, notorious school made turnaround

Elizabeth Dozier, principal at Fenger High School in Chicago, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press. The school, once synonymous with school violence after the 2009 killing of honors student Derrion Albert, is now turning things around and is a showcase for what school officia…

March 12, 2013 12:00 am
After 2009 death, notorious school made turnaround

After 2009 death, notorious school made turnaround

CHICAGO | A cellphone video showed the attack in grainy but gruesome detail: A mob overwhelmed a South Side teen shortly after he left school, mercilessly kicking and stomping on him, then hitting him in the head with a wooden plank.

March 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Chicago schools expand full-day kindergarten

CHICAGO | All incoming Chicago Public Schools students will have access to full-day kindergarten for the first time beginning next year.

February 26, 2013 6:15 pm

Chicago schools CEO asks for feedback on closures

CHICAGO | The head of Chicago Public Schools is asking residents for feedback on the district's plan to close underused school buildings.

February 20, 2013 12:00 am

Community leaders debate how to stop 'school-to-prison pipeline'

CHICAGO | Entering Harper High School in Englewood you must first pass through a metal detector, then by a security guard, then a Chicago police officer.

February 16, 2013 7:30 pm

Plan afoot to bring arts education to every CPS student

CHICAGO | Chicago Public Schools plans to name an arts liaison in every school by March, fulfilling one of the benchmarks of the CPS Arts Education Plan.

February 11, 2013 12:00 am

CPS commission: Don't shut down high schools

CHICAGO | A panel appointed to review possible Chicago public school closures and consolidations is recommending that all current high schools stay open.

January 12, 2013 12:00 am

Chicago teachers victory on incorporating test scores into evaluation may help students

CHICAGO | While the nation watched the Chicago Teachers Union, Chicago Public Schools and Mayor Rahm Emanuel clash over new teacher contracts this year, many teachers in Houston watched in awe.

December 10, 2012 12:00 am
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