Lakeesha Harris and her domestic partner, Janean Watkins blended their families more than a decade ago. Since then they’ve been struggling to secure a good education for their six children, who range in age from 11 to 18.
Chicago Public Schools is ratcheting up its response to a Chicago Teachers Unions lawsuit over recent teacher firings. CPS and the union were in appellate court today. The district is appealing a federal judge's October decision that the district improperly fired more than 700 tenured teachers.
Updated at 4:10 PM on 1/4/11The Chicago Board of Education was spending lavishly on such items as liquor and flowers, even as the school district was bracing for a budget crisis.Chicago Public Schools’ Inspector General James Sullivan lists hundreds of thousands of
South Shore High School, hailed by school officials as the "most advanced high school in the United States" when it opened in 1969, will be demolished this year, according to the city's Public Building Commission.The PBC this month is seeking qualifications from companies with the capacity
In early November, the National Women’s Law Center filed a complaint against Chicago Public Schools, saying CPS was in violation of Title IX. That’s the 1972 federal law prohibiting sexual discrimination in federally funded education programs.
In neighborhoods across Chicago where development and gentrification have taken hold, middle-income families are staying in the city and raising children. But there’s one aspect of city life many have been slow to embrace: their nearby public school.
Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel on Sunday rolled out his wide-ranging plan for improving Chicago’s public schools by lengthening the school day, giving parents the authority to shut down under-performing schools and holding school leaders more accountable for the system’s succ