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How Chicago sorts kids into high schools
Jul. 16, 2014
WBEZ analysis of test scores found few schools in the city enroll a full span of students. Low-scoring and high-scoring students attend completely different high schools. Others enroll a glut of average kids.
South and West side schools left behind in CPS arts plan
Jul. 9, 2014
A new report on the state of arts education in Chicago Public Schools shows schools in majority African American neighborhoods lack arts programming
Neighborhood high schools again take hit in new CPS budget
Jul. 3, 2014
Schools with more than $1 million slashed from their budgets are overwhelmingly the city’s public neighborhood high schools.
More than 1,000 CPS teachers and other staff laid off
Jun. 26, 2014
Chicago Public Schools officials told 550 teachers and 600 more school staff Thursday that they’re out of a job.
CPS softens strict discipline policies
Jun. 24, 2014
The Chicago Board of Education will vote Wednesday on a new Student Code of Conduct that ends the use of suspensions in early grades and for infractions like talking on a cell phone.
What happened to Chicago's truancy officers?
Jun. 4, 2014
The city nixed the truancy officers decades ago, but the truancy problem — and its consequences — persist. Is there a chance officers could hit the streets again?
Alternative schools come with hefty price tag
May. 28, 2014
Chicago Board of Education is being asked to give new alternative schools $6 million in start-up funding, $4 million of which will go to for-profit companies.
Teachers: School closings brought broken promises
May. 21, 2014
The Chicago Teachers Union says CPS has spent more than $80 million in operational dollars related to school closings.
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