CPS Starts School On Stable Ground, But Can It Last Without Rahm?

A new partnership between Chicago Public Schools and Northwestern University aims to produce studies quickly and to give CPS more say in which research is done on its schools.
A new partnership between Chicago Public Schools and Northwestern University aims to produce studies quickly and to give CPS more say in which research is done on its schools. Bill Healy/WBEZ
A new partnership between Chicago Public Schools and Northwestern University aims to produce studies quickly and to give CPS more say in which research is done on its schools.
A new partnership between Chicago Public Schools and Northwestern University aims to produce studies quickly and to give CPS more say in which research is done on its schools. Bill Healy/WBEZ

CPS Starts School On Stable Ground, But Can It Last Without Rahm?

Tuesday marks one week since the first day of school for thousands of Chicago Public School students, so how’s it been going so far?

And how does Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s pending departure impact CPS and his goal of free full-time preschool for all four-year-olds?

Morning Shift takes a look at the state of Chicago Public Schools, and what Rahm Emanuel’s departure means for the future of the district’s education initiatives.

GUESTS: Sarah Karp, WBEZ education reporter

Adriana Cardona-Maguigad, WBEZ education reporter

LEARN MORE: Background check requirement removes 266 CPS employees from service (WLS, 9/2/18)

Nurses assigned to CPS students still sidelined, awaiting background results (Chicago Sun-Times, 9/9/18)

Editorial: CPS after Emanuel: The mayor changes, the demand for performance can’t (Chicago Tribune, 9/10/18)