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The Loop »

CPS Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett to Take Leave in Face of Federal Probe

The feds are investigating a no-bid contract awarded to Byrd-Bennett's former employer.

Downtown »

CPS Announces Make-Up Days After Cold-Weather Cancellations

Two school days were added on to the school year after the February cancellations, CPS said.

The Loop »

CPS Offers No Recourse in Application Mix-up: 'Not a Glitch on Our End'

More than 800 families had selective-enrollment applications rejected as incomplete.

Grand Boulevard »

CPS Wants Ideas to Reopen Dyett High School by April 6

Community groups are proposing an open-enrollment green technology school in Dyett.

Pilsen »

Orozco Local School Council Moves to Fire Principal Nancy Paulette-Aguirre

Now that the Pilsen school's council has voted to fire her, CPS will approve or deny the recommendation.

Downtown »

Should Sleepy Teens Get Later CPS High School Start Time?

The City Council Health Committee took up the issue of sleep deprivation among teenagers.

Bronzeville »

Dyett To House New Open-Enrollment School, but It Won't be a Charter: CPS

The current school will shut down at the end of this year, before the new school opens in 2016-17.

Downtown »

Should Sleep-Deprived Teens Get Later CPS Start Time? Hearings Sought

Ald. Margaret Laurino submitted a resolution calling for hearings on the issue.

Downtown »

Dyett Protesters Say CPS is Urging Students to Abandon School

Dyett High School was scheduled to close at the end of the upcoming school year.

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.