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CPS in line for TIF surplus, but questions remain
Nov. 12, 2013
Chicago Public Schools is in line to get at least $24 million from another TIF surplus after City Hall passes it’s budget, but it’s not clear how much will make it down to schools to offset the budget cuts made over the summer.
New Illinois school report cards mean less data
Nov. 9, 2013
Illinois education leaders tout new school “report cards," as being it easier for parents to understand. But another source of important Illinois school data—an interactive web site—has disappeared.
Meet the women rocking Chicago's music scene
Nov. 7, 2013
The vibrant female forces of the local music community are making their presence known.
CPS issues 94 pink slips after nearly 3,000 last summer
Nov. 5, 2013
With overall enrollment down, the school district is getting less state and federal poverty money and is issuing another small round of layoffs.
Arts school to take over closed elementary
Nov. 4, 2013
It looks like the city may have found a use for the first of Chicago’s 43 shuttered school buildings.
Logan Square parents target alderman over military school
Nov. 1, 2013
Parents say they were left out of the decision to convert their neighborhood middle school to a military academy.
Obesity drops in Chicago kindergarteners
Oct. 31, 2013
Childhood obesity rates have dropped in Chicago Public School kindergarteners. But with one if five still obese, there's still a long way to go.
Parents lose fight to keep military school out
Oct. 30, 2013
A group of Chicago parents has lost a year-and-half battle to keep their neighborhood middle school from being converted to a military academy.
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