The official graduation numbers that Mayor Rahm Emanuel touted throughout his first term and his re-election campaign were actually wrong. Chicago Public Schools has now revised the numbers down 2 to 3 percentage points for every year dating back to 2011.
After all the anticipation, when students leave their classrooms at the end of the day, you can be sure a lot of people will be letting out a sigh of relief. But what happens next for students, for teachers, for the district as a whole? We're joined by CEO of Chicago Public Schools Forrest Claypool.
CPS has decided to re-open the shuttered Walter H. Dyett High School but not everyone is happy about the news. We find out why some people are refusing to give up their hunger strike over the issue. Students all over Illinois will have a new option this school year: to pray...but not during class time. Plus, WBEZ’s Monica Eng talks about foods invented in Chicago. And we’ve got live music from one of the bands performing at tomorrow’s Villapalooza Music Fest in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood. First up, a recap of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s public budget hearings, which wrapped up last night.
Save Dyett hunger strikers say they’ll continue their fight to re-open the school as a green technology hub, even after Chicago Public Schools announced yesterday it will open its doors again in 2016 as an open enrollment school with an arts-based curriculum.