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Veteran Chicago teacher witnesses a school’s opening and closing
Jun. 21, 2013
Woods is one of the 48 schools that are permanently closing their doors this week and next. Ercel Mayes has been here for the school’s entire life.
CPS issues pink slips to over 800
Jun. 14, 2013
Employees at 55 schools being shut down or shaken up are being let go on Friday.
Chicago math team takes top trophy
Jun. 13, 2013
It’s been a steady climb to the top for the Whitney Young High School math team.
Harper High kids go to Washington
Jun. 7, 2013
Two dozen students from Harper High visited the White House at Michelle Obama’s invitation.
CPS principals get more flexibility, likely less money
Jun. 6, 2013
Chicago school administrators will have to figure out how to do more with less from the district.
After CPS closings, deadline looms for parents to pick new schools
May. 31, 2013
The district has been trying to get parents from closing schools to say where they’ll send their children next year. But getting parents to register has been a tough sell.
CTU, parents file lawsuit against school closures
May. 29, 2013
The Chicago Teachers Union and parents of public school students have filed a new lawsuit challenging some recently approved school closings.
Embattled UNO charter leader steps aside, doesn't resign
May. 28, 2013
Juan Rangel issued a mea culpa and announced he is stepping away from some decision-making positions, but stopped short of resigning his $250,000-a-year position.
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