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West Town »

Ogden Principal Joshua VanderJagt Steps Down After Bullying Incident

"His continued leadership of the school would be a distraction," CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said Friday.

Kenwood »

Kenwood Academic Center's Move Into Canter Praised by Rahm, Byrd-Bennett

Education groups said the alderman never bothered holding meetings before claiming neighborhood support.

Bronzeville »

Mollison Principal Appeals to Rahm Emanuel for Money for Welcoming Schools

Ald. Pat Dowell promised to appeal to CPS officials on behalf of Mollison.

Englewood »

Englewood Middle School Seeking Fifth-Graders

Fifth-grade enrollment at KIPP College Prep Middle School ends July 25.

The Loop »

CPS to Lay Off 550 Teachers, 600 Other Staffers

CPS says the layoffs are due to "enrollment declines," claims fewest end-of-year teacher cuts in years.

Mt. Greenwood »

Morgan Park H.S. to Offer Dual Enrollment With Saint Xavier University

Ald. Matt O'Shea believed improvements at MPHS would change the perception of the neighborhood school.

North Park »

Peterson Principal Who Lashed Out at Rahm Gets Some Local Support

Adam Parrott-Sheffer is correct, said one LSC member, calling the school board "disrespectful."

Downtown »

Dyett High Protesters Demand Meeting With Rahm, Byrd-Bennett

A coalition of groups seeking to convert Dyett High School to a "green" academy protested at City Hall.

Auburn Gresham »

CPS Board OKs Turnarounds at Three Schools Despite Strong Opposition

The Board of Education voted to submit Gresham, McNair and Dvorak to the turnaround process.

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.

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