Monday marks the first day of school for CPS students, some of whom will be at new schools for the first time. We check in from various schools around the city. And, we discuss strategies for dealing with the anxiety of the first day of school.
Safe Passage guards lined city streets Monday morning. But some parents expressed doubt the effort is enough protect their children, who now must cross gang boundaries to get to their new classrooms after their old ones closed.
Students from Chicago’s 47 shuttered elementary schools will head to new schools today. And while most will go to so-called “welcoming” schools the district has packed with resources, upgrades, and special safety provisions, new data show that many will not.
The 31st annual Chicago Triathlon takes place this Sunday. We talk to two para-athletes who are participating in the race about what's involved in their training. And, we take the temperature on cellphone policies in suburban school districts.