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Marshall High School principal has been ‘reassigned,’ CPS says

Teachers at Marshall High School are distraught over the sudden removal Friday of their principal three weeks into the new school year. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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No-homework policy improves home life for younger students at one CPS school

Hamilton Elementary has replaced homework for kindergartners, and first- and second-graders this year with PDF — play, downtime and family time — along with lots of reading for fun. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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New Grant High School athletic fields being built in Ingleside

Two decades of enrollment growth at Grant High School has resulted in construction of new classrooms, a library and a fieldhouse at the Fox Lake campus in recent years. Now, officials say, it’s time to focus on improvements to outdoor athletic fields. A 40-acre complex is being built in Ingleside, about five miles from the […]

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Chicago High School Has 12 Students Enrolled

Chicago High School Has 12 Students Enrolled Chicago's Walter H. Dyett High School, in the city's south side Washington Park neighborhood, had just 12 students enrolled Tuesday, the first day of classes for Chicago Public Schools. Dyett High School is scheduled to close next year, and CPS … Full News here – Read more on NBC […]

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Lawndale Family Excited To Return To Welcoming School

Lawndale Family Excited To Return To Welcoming School CHICAGO (CBS) — Last year thousands students were going to new so called “welcoming” schools after CPS closed 49 schools. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker returns to school with a Lawndale family whose concern has been replaced by excitement. There's a lot … Full News here – Read more […]

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Chicago school year begins with more safety guards

Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Moms, dads get kids ready for school

With school starting Tuesday for more than 400,000 Chicago Public Schools students, school officials are hoping to see strong attendance on the first day. Studies have long proven that attendance on the first day of school is essential to the academic success of students throughout the year, CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has emphasized. Full News here […]

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Tighter school security part of District 214 project proposal

Four schools in Northwest Suburban High School District 214 would get upgraded security systems over the next few years as part of the $ 45 million capital project program the school board is mulling. Officials say the vestibules will put another barrier between a possible intruder and students. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local […]

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Batavia school board questions need to extend TIF district life

Batavia school officials are questioning why city officials want to extend the life of a downtown tax-increment financing district, which offers incentives for repair and development of properties. Especially since the district doesn’t expire until 2027. “I did find the letter from the mayor to be a bit vague,” school board member Melanie Impastato said. […]

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Batavia school support workers contract OK’d

The Batavia school board approved a new, four-year contract with support staff workers Tuesday night. And it was revealed that teachers will be voting Wednesday on a new contract. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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CPS scraps South Side campus plan for controversial charter school operator

Chicago Public Schools officials are not allowing a beleaguered charter school operator to open a planned South Side campus next month, a CPS source has confirmed to the Chicago Sun-Times. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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School closed as Harvey hostage standoff continues

A standoff in Harvey continued Wednesday morning, as two burglary suspects remained barricaded inside a home with several hostages, including two children, authorities said. Rosa Parks Middle School is closed Wednesday because of the standoff, which started Tuesday. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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National school union would put $1 million into Karen Lewis mayoral campaign

The head of the American Federation of Teachers says the national union is ready to spend $ 1 million to help Karen Lewis unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel if the Chicago Teachers Union president decides to run. Emanuel “has shown a deep disrespect for what public education is all about,” AFT leader Randi Weingarten told the […]

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High school students combine art and science in Woodlawn neighborhood project

For six weeks this summer, six South Side high schoolers spent their days exploring the Woodlawn neighborhood, viewing it with dual perspectives for a project created this year by the University’s Arts|Science Initiative. The students measured air quality and population numbers. They built 3-D maps of the neighborhood, interviewed its residents and reflected on all […]

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Vandals to $6,600 in damage to Des Plaines school

Vandals did an estimated $ 6,600 in damage to Orchard Place Elementary School, 2727 S. Maple St., Des Plaines, according to police reports. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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