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Rogers Park »

'Active Gang War' Creates Challenges for Rogers Park Community Center Kids

For kids using Howard Area Community Center services, the mile between campuses can mean life or death.

Downtown »

Claypool To Head CPS, Calls It 'Single Most Challenging' Task of Career

Mayor Rahm Emanuel also named Frank Clark to replace David Vitale as head of the Board of Education.

The Loop »

CPS Should 'Come Clean' on Contract Talks With CTU, Says Parent Group

Parent and community groups are organizing three forums to inform the public on how talks are going.

The Loop »

Ruiz Takes Charge at CPS, Suspends SUPES Contract, Halts No-Bid Deals

Board of Education Vice President Jesse Ruiz will "enjoin the duties" as interim CEO as well.

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.