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The Loop »

CPS Students Urge Curbs on Suspensions, Expulsions During Downtown March

Students and a legal group backed state legislation setting limits on school disciplinary measures.

Portage Park »

Private School Students Get More Time to Prep For Top High School Tests

Private school students will now take the two-part test for Chicago's top high schools in the fall.

Downtown »

CPS Program Provides 'Safe Havens' for Students During Spring Break

The Chicago Public Schools program runs April 14-18.

Roseland »

Roseland Elementary School Renamed After Jesse Owens

Gompers Elementary School in Roseland was officially renamed Friday after a famous track star.

The Loop »

ISAT Probe Prompts 'Livid' Parents, Teachers to Berate School Board

But CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said the investigation of "staff misconduct" would proceed.

Auburn Gresham »

Gresham Elementary Parents Take Wait-And-See Approach to 'Turnaround'

After years on academic probation, Gresham is slated to undergo a possible staff overhaul.

The Loop »

CPS Discipline Racially Biased, Says Student Group

Voices of Youth in Chicago Education said black girls were especially prone to face suspensions.

University Village »

Rahm Rallies Safe-Passage Workers to Finish Out School Year

Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a celebratory luncheon for the CPS workers at the UIC Forum.

Kenwood »

Former Alderman Robert Shaw Running For Mayor

Mayoral candidate Robert Shaw said Mayor Rahm Emanuel was not a good fit for Chicagoans.    

Little Village »

Saucedo Teachers in Little Village Go Through With ISAT Boycott

Some teachers refused to administer a standardized test Tuesday, but many students still took it.

The Loop »

Parents Livid Over Policy Requiring State Tests be Presented to Students

The State Board of Education called for ISATs to be presented even to students who had opted out.

Edgewater »

Rahm Backs CPS on Warning to Teachers Over ISATs

The CPS boss warned that teachers could face penalties if they refused to give the tests next week.

Downtown »

CPS Per-Pupil Funding Should Be Increased, Parents Say

Parents representing 17 schools pressed the Board of Education to increase classroom spending.

Hyde Park »

Murray Council Pushes for Fewer Standardized Tests, More Teaching Time

The LSC urged lawmakers to cut the number of mandated tests and their ties to federal funding.

East Village »

Rahm, CPS CEO Tout Advances in Discipline Policy, Drop in Suspensions

But Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Barbara Byrd-Bennett said they're still "scrubbing the data" for hard numbers.

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