Classes Begin But Big Questions Remain For Chicago Public Schools

In this April 3, 2013 photo, children leave Dvorak Technology Academy in Chicago at the end of classes.
In this April 3, 2013 photo, children leave Dvorak Technology Academy in Chicago at the end of classes. M. Spencer Green/AP, file
In this April 3, 2013 photo, children leave Dvorak Technology Academy in Chicago at the end of classes.
In this April 3, 2013 photo, children leave Dvorak Technology Academy in Chicago at the end of classes. M. Spencer Green/AP, file

Classes Begin But Big Questions Remain For Chicago Public Schools

The 2016-2017 school year kicks off today for Chicago Public School students. 

But from last month’s mass layoffs, to a possible teachers strike, to lead in the the drinking fountains, a lot of questions are lingering as the year begins. WBEZ education reporters Sarah Karp and Becky Vevea join us live from two different CPS schools to help us break down the big issues and find out when students, teachers and taxpayers will get some answers. 

We also hear from parents about what the first day of school has been like for their families.