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?
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.