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.
Despite a budget crisis that is forcing hundreds of millions in cuts, the cancellation of teachers' raises and a planned tax hike, Chicago Public School principals will now get a pay bump if they perform well.Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday that $5 million donated by local philanthropists will p
Children pushed new yellow pencils into sharpeners, and a few kindergartners shed tears after their parents left them Monday, the first day of school for more than 5,000 charter school students in Chicago.School officials used the early return to school at the charters to again call for a longer sch
Chicago Public School students will have a new set of disciplinary rules to follow when they start school this year. The Chicago Board of Education voted Wednesday to pass a substantial amount of changes, additions and deletions to the student code of conduct.