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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.

Lincoln Park »

All CPS Classrooms to Get Air Conditioning Within Five Years, Rahm Says

Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to bring air conditioning to 206 schools, but without explaining funding.

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.

Englewood »

Urban Prep Academy's National Expansion Could Begin in 2015

After announcing another 100 percent college acceptance rate, Urban Prep's founder is ready to grow.

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.

Auburn Gresham »

Gresham Elementary 'Turnaround' Plan Slammed By Principal, Teachers Union

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis called the CPS proposal a "hostile takeover."

Beverly »

Sutherland LSC Members Who Ousted Principal Win Re-Election

Five members of the "Bulldog Slate" who voted to oust Catherine Gannon were re-elected Monday.

Near West Side »

STEM Magnet Academy's First-Ever LSC Election Frustrates Parents, Principal

The lack of community boundaries for who can run or vote in Monday's election has led to confusion.

Auburn Gresham »

Gresham School Principal Slams Turnaround Plan, Decries Poor Funding

Walter Gresham Elementary Principal Diedrus Brown said she is not going down without a fight.    

Downtown »

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

The Chicago Public Schools program runs April 14-18.

Lincoln Square »

Greenfields Academy Eyes Lincoln Square for Independent, Private School

Founder Rob Huge is looking to build a "viable alternative education system."

Austin »

Emanuel: Education Would Remain Priority in Second Term

Improving schools could also help improve economic development and decrease crime, the mayor said.

Downtown »

CPS Magnet Schools See 1,000 Fewer Applicants for 2014-2015

About 37 percent of students who applied received at least one offer, according to the district.

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.

Logan Square »

Ames Parents Call on School Board to Reconsider Shift to Military Academy

But the Board of Education signaled no changes in the transition to Marine Leadership Academy.

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