Chicago is backing away from a plan that would have meant additional deep budget cuts to schools. Under a new per-pupil budgeting system the district is implementing this year, Chicago is giving each school money based on how many students it enrolls.
Today we take on the the gun debate and how a line may be drawn at certain locations. Where do you think guns should not be banned? Then, Chris Jones and Chris Vire give us a preview on plays and musicals Chicago theaters are planning to let grace their stages.
Today's "Music Thursday" celebrates Michael Jackson on what would be his 55th birthday. And, WBEZ's Becky Vevea tells us how CPS is assisting students as they transition to their new, welcoming schools.
About 400 people filled the sidewalk in front of the Chicago Public Schools central office downtown Wednesday morning, demanding that current school board members be fired and replaced by an elected school board.
WBEZ producer Monica Eng shares the details of a study exploring what items people buy to disguise another embarrassing item in their shopping basket. Also, Chicago public schools are getting ready to teach comprehensive sex education courses. What's in the curriculum?