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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.

Mt. Greenwood »

Chicago Ag School Wins $100,000 In Online Contest For Indoor Riding Arena

After learning they were in second place, students rallied using social media to boost voting.

Downtown »

CPS Application Deadline for Magnets, Top High Schools Looms Friday

Parents and students, get your applications in order for the city's top public schools.

Hyde Park »

Just 14 Percent of CPS Students Will Finish College, Report Says

University of Chicago researchers found the rate had increased from 8 percent in 2006.

Lincoln Square »

Lincoln Square Area Schools Earn High Marks Under New CPS Ratings

CPS released its new quality ratings, with a number of neighborhood schools earning the highest mark.

Portage Park »

Parents Launch Campaign To Renovate O.A. Thorp Academy's Auditorium

The auditorium, one of the largest on the Far Northwest Side, needs a new lighting and sound system.

Wrigleyville »

Volleyball Star Is City's Only Public Schools Grad Playing in NCAA Tourney

Whitney Young grad Danielle Schroeder, of Wrigleyville, hopes to power Seton Hall past BYU.

West Ridge »

Jamieson Elementary School Annex Plan to be Revealed at Meeting

CPS will unveil plans for the $17.6 million project that officials hope will relieve overcrowding.

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.