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Mayoral candidate Garcia releases education platform
Dec. 12, 2014
Policies closely resemble Chicago Teachers Union policy paper from two years ago.
CPS students take on 'Hour of Code'
Dec. 9, 2014
Students at Wells Community Academy in West Town took a crack at computer coding this morning as part of a global event, called the Hour of Code, now in its second year.
CPS finally releases school ratings
Dec. 4, 2014
After a nearly two-month delay, Chicago Public Schools releases ratings for all 664 schools under its new ranking system.
CPS tests causing more anxiety in teachers
Nov. 28, 2014
University of Chicago research shows nearly 80 percent of CPS teachers and principals are more stressed about the new teacher evaluations.
CPS chief backs mayor's $13/hour minimum wage
Nov. 20, 2014
The head of Chicago Public Schools says she wants the district to move to a $13-an-hour minimum wage, in accordance with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s push.
Could truant officers return to Chicago Public Schools?
Nov. 13, 2014
A state task force likes the idea, but one former officer says the proposed job description could be a bit too much.
Why so few white kids land in CPS
Nov. 12, 2014
The pool of white school-age children in the city is much lower than other ethnic groups. The result is that fewer than 1 in 10 students in the district are white.
Aramark, CPS change plan to cut school janitors
Sep. 29, 2014
Tuesday would have been last day on the job for 468 custodians in Chicago Public Schools, but in agreement reached over the weekend, that number has been reduced to 290.
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