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Portage Park »

Gray School Still Without Principal as Dispute Between CPS, LSC Continues

CPS rejected the choice of Ald. Patrick O'Connor's sister to replace the retiring Sandra Carlson.  

Downtown »

Rahm Stands by Giving CPS Grads Leg Up on Police, Fire Hiring

Mayor Rahm Emanuel did not back down from an initiative he says rewards Chicago Public Schools students.

Chatham »

Simeon Principal Will Meet With Parents on Vocational Program Cuts

Trade program enrollment was low, and students weren't earning certification, parents told in letter.  

Hyde Park »

Head of Hyde Park Elementary Schools Resigns Eight Months Into the Job

Janice Jackson will succeed Harrison Peters in overseeing Hyde Park schools, CPS said.

Englewood »

Englewood Schools to Get New Gym, Arts Teachers Thanks to TIF Money

New physical education and arts teachers are being hired with $21.5 million in tax increment financing.

Downtown »

Policy Giving CPS Grads Preference in City Hiring Riles Some Firefighters

But the fire union president said a compromise could be reached before the upcoming firefighter exam.

West Beverly »

Beverly Mom Shares Unique Outlook Via Her 'No Wire Hangers, Ever' Blog

Eileen O'Connor's take on life as an adult orphan and modern mom is both morbid and somehow hilarious.

Edgebrook »

Wildwood Elementary School Celebrates Long-Awaited Annex Groundbreaking

Parents at the Edgebrook school worked for years to convince city officials to build an annex.

Downtown »

Payton College Prep's 'Stunning' Annex Approved by City Plan Commission

The Payton College Prep addition, scheduled to be completed by 2014, passed unanimously.

Downtown »

CPS Selective Enrollment Schools Leaving Out Black Kids, Aldermen Say

Although the number of minorities increased at the 10 schools, there was a drop at the four top schools.

Portage Park »

Volunteers Needed to Build New O.A. Thorp Playground

A grant from KaBoom! will pay for the 2,500-square-foot playground at the Portage Park school.

Andersonville »

Passages Charter School Expansion Hearing Scheduled for Monday

The Andersonville school wants CPS to provide more money so it can increase its enrollment.

Albany Park »

Albany Park Has Lots of Dentists, Not Enough Grocers, Trash Cans: Students

Roosevelt H.S. students assessed the hood's overall health, and proposed solutions to problems.

Portage Park »

Gray Elementary Without Principal After Dispute Between CPS, LSC

CPS rejected the choice of Ald. Patrick O'Connor's sister to replace the retiring Sandra  Carlson.  

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.