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Documentary Examining CPS Closings Premiering at History Museum

"The Schools Project" is a six-part documentary series.

Norwood Park »

Taft High School to Hold Open House

Officials have touted the completion of a $17 million renovation as the start of a new era.  

Washington Heights »

Parents Mad at CPS Teacher for Allegedly Calling Kids 'Stupid,' 'Ignorant'

Some parents are pushing to have longtime teacher disciplined but others say she's an excellent teacher.

Downtown »

Fioretti Charges Committee Violated Rules to Snuff School-Board Referendum

Ald. Bob Fioretti said the Rules Committee violated the Open Meetings Act.

Downtown »

'Political Shenanigans' Block Referendum on Elected School Board, Ald. Says

The Rules Committee hastily passed three new referendums for the February municipal election.

Downtown »

Progressives to Take Fight for Elected School Board to Council Floor

Aldermen John Arena and Scott Waguespack will use a parliamentary move at Wednesday's council meeting.

Jefferson Park »

CPS Selective Enrollment, Magnet Application Period Open

Chicago Public Schools officials are accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year.

Downtown »

Rahm Offers 'Bargain' to CPS Students in Form of Star Scholarship Program

Scholarships to city colleges would be extended to CPS grads with a 3.0 GPA who are college-ready.

West Englewood »

Earle STEM Elementary Principal Search Down to Two Finalists

Two finalists, who were not named, are being considered for the vacant principal position.  

University Village »

Student Sexually Assaulted in Chicago Tech Bathroom by Another Teen: Police

A student, 16, was arrested in the alleged assault on another 16-year-old boy at Chicago Tech Academy.

Downtown »

Meet the People Banned From CPS Board of Education Meetings

Since December 2013, four people have been banned from attending the monthly meetings.

Portage Park »

Portage Park Elementary Got So Hot That Crayons Melted, Parents Say

Parents at the school are asking Mayor Rahm Emanuel to speed up plans to air-condition the school.

Downtown »

Obama's Name Dropped from Planned CPS High School

The mayor's office said the proposed school on the Near North Side would no longer be named after Obama.

Portage Park »

Portage Park Elementary School Bracing for $400K in Cuts

Principal Maureen Ready said the cuts will force her to lay off three teachers and consolidate grades.

Andersonville »

CPS Finds 'No Credible Evidence of Bullying' in Suicide at Peirce School

The grandmother of Mckenzie Phlipot, 12, said Tuesday she "does not agree" with CPS' conclusion.