It’s not just CPS: suburban and Catholic schools are back, too

It’s not just CPS: suburban and Catholic schools are back, too
It’s not just CPS: suburban and Catholic schools are back, too

It’s not just CPS: suburban and Catholic schools are back, too

Chicago Public School students are getting ready to get back to class after Labor Day, and the district is gearing up for a new year with a new CEO and some old budget problems. But there are more than 2 million kids enrolled statewide, and many districts have already started, including many suburban schools. Then there are Catholic schools and the changes, closures and consolidations brought on by the archdiocese. And, our neighbors in Northwest Indiana are dealing with a new state funding formula and a shortage of teachers. We’re joined by Dr. Mary Kearney, interim Superintendent for the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Schools, Michael A. Jacoby, Executive Director of the Illinois Association of School Business Officials and WBEZ Northwest Indiana reporter Michael Puente. (Flickr/Nick Amoscato)