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.
After School Matters is practically a household name in Chicago. It's the city's premier afterschool program, founded 20 years ago by former first lady Maggie Daley. It offers needy high school students apprenticeships—20,000 of them this year alone.
The last bell signals the end of the school day, but for some Chicago elementary students, the day starts again…but this time in the kitchen.A non-profit has been teaching low-income kids how to cook healthy, affordable meals.The aim is to prevent