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The Loop »

CPS Won't Demand Students' Social Media Passwords Despite New Law

A new law against cyberbullying has led some Illinois districts to compel the surrender of passwords.

Downtown »

CPS Schedules Makeup Days for January Cancellations

CPS will hold classes on two previously scheduled off days to make up for cancellations.

Hyde Park »

2013 CPS Closings Left More Kids Than Expected in Lower-Rated Schools

U. of C. study found more than 800 kids landed in lower-performing schools after the mass closings.  

Near West Side »

Andrew Jackson Principal Leaving for Administrative CPS Role

Jackson Principal Mathew Ditto plans to leave his position at the school at the end of the month.  

Bronzeville »

Young Women's Leadership Charter School to Hold Open House Jan. 25

Bronzeville's only all-girl public school, a charter, throws open its doors for prospective students.

Logan Square »

YMCA Program a Big Hit For Parents, Children After Classes Canceled

The YMCA "School's Out" program will continue Thursday at six locations around the city.

Near West Side »

Near West Side Year in Review: What Had Locals Talking in 2014

The big stories of 2014 include CPS' sex ed curriculum and the closure of Nuevo Leon restaurant.

Portage Park »

Feds Charge CPS Board With Discrimination Against Pregnant Teachers

The suit named Scammon Elementary Principal Mary Weaver as the primary offender.

Downtown »

Fioretti Calls for CPS Board Member Quazzo To Resign

Ald. Bob Fioretti accused Deborah Quazzo of "double dipping" as an investor in firms doing CPS business.

Bronzeville »

Dyett Proposal Gets High-Profile Support at Board of Education Meeting

Dr. Timuel Black and the Chicago Botanic Garden supported a plan to make it a green "global" school.

Portage Park »

Portage Park Elementary, Once So Hot Crayons Melted, Gets Air Conditioning

Parents held a petition drive and letter-writing campaign to ask the mayor to cool down the school.

Bucktown »

Bucktown's Pulaski School Gets IB Program After Four-Year Effort

Pulaski is becoming "a true neighborhood school" with a focus on "world thinking," one parent said.

Jefferson Park »

Chicago Teachers Union Endorses Ald. John Arena

Ald. John Arena has called for an elected school board, and supported the teachers 2012 strike.

West Rogers Park »

Mather Tech Teacher Wins $10K for School as More CPS Kids Learn to Code

Brenda Remess won the high school $10,000 through full commitment to an "Hour of Code" contest.

University Village »

Black, Hispanic Science Teacher Plan Aims to Boost CPS Numbers

Blacks were 40 percent of CPS' overall teaching corp in 2012; today it's 24.3 percent, UIC experts say.