Chicago Public Schools is trying some controversial strategies to improve under-performing schools. CPS announced Wednesday that it wants to close two elementary schools and phase out two under-performing high schools.
Chicago is handing out new report cards to each of its schools. The grades are meant to spark discussion between parents and schools about how to improve.At Spry Community School, Principal Nilda Medina says the report cards are about transparency.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is announcing a partnership he says will give the city's students more time in the classroom.Emanuel will make the announcement Thursday morning at a charter school on the city's South Side.A national group says Chicago's public schools have the shortest school day and one
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended his efforts to bring a longer school day after a state labor board sided with the Chicago Teachers union in their efforts to end the mayor's push.On Thursday, the Illinois Labor Relations Educational Board voted 5-0 to seek a court order that would block the mayor
The Chicago Teachers Union is rejecting a proposal to immediately lengthen Chicago’s school day.Chicago Public Schools wanted 90 more minutes of class for elementary schools this year, an idea schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard floated on TV this week.