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CPS loses 3,000 students
Sep. 29, 2014
Declining enrollment in CPS continues as preliminary numbers show a drop of 6,000 students across district in past two years.
Chicago schools will again get money for students who didn’t enroll
Sep. 26, 2014
CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett tells principals they can keep the money budgeted based on enrollment targets, even if the projected number of students didn’t enroll.
School board takes on cleanliness controversy
Sep. 25, 2014
District officials admit roll out of private custodial management hasn’t gone well, but continue to insist schools are as clean as, if not cleaner than, last year.
Chicago strategically going after dropouts
Sep. 18, 2014
Chicago Public Schools is re-focusing on re-enrolling some 50,000 former students.
Schools CEO: Shift to private custodian contract not smooth
Sep. 15, 2014
CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett says shifting custodial services to a private contractor isn’t going smoothly, but insists schools are not dirty. She also said the 475 pending layoffs are “up to the contractors.”
Outsourcing custodial services backfiring on CPS
Sep. 8, 2014
Principals and teachers are reporting a school year starting off with dirty classrooms, property damage, theft, and poor communication.
Kids scramble to find new schools after charter opening delayed
Aug. 22, 2014
Chicago Public Schools says one of two new Horizon Math and Science Academy charter schools will not open because the facility is not ready.
It's like the first day every day in popular 'Feelings' class
Aug. 19, 2014
Senior elective at Oak Park River Forest gains popularity, aims to get kids to break out of stereotypical high school structures.
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