Krystal Miller took all of the necessary paperwork to school before summer break even began. And CPS confirmed that a nurse would be there.
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New report urges schools to help ninth graders in noncore subjects, in addition to subjects like math, to ensure they graduate and attend college.
THE WATCHDOGS: For 13 years, a politically connected Bridgeport charity failed to pay off a series of IRS liens totaling $109,000 for back taxes.
The Chicago Board of Education voted to expand the enrollment boundaries of a controversial new high school in the South Loop Wednesday.
The teachers union and chairman of the city’s Latino Caucus had ripped the ID policy, saying it would discourage parents from coming to meetings.
Parents say even conscientious principals have been powerless over nurses who report to a private employer.
Three teachers, two teachers aides, a central office staffer and at least seven privately-employed janitors are being recommended for removal.
IG: Chicago Police Department officers are working in Chicago Public Schools without specific or sufficient training on dealing with young people
CPS is putting $40 million into Hyde Park High School, across from planned Obama Center. Despite new announcement, it’s previously allocated money.
Over the summer, the backgrounds of 43,332 CPS employees were reexamined; of those, 255, including 47 teachers, still aren’t allowed back in schools.
Taking Sharkey’s place as vice president is Stacy Davis Gates, a former high school teacher who’s served as the CTU’s political director since 2010.
Mayor leaves behind a complicated record on schools, finances and safety.
Ex-Gov. Pat Quinn responded to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s announcement that the mayor won’t seek a third term by saying he’ll keep pushing for term limits.
The decision in the case of Mark Janus versus AFSCME may have started in Illinois, but the ruling had national implications.
Know how to read books. Be yourself. Don’t goof around. And definitely don’t cheat. Some back-to-school tips from experts — Chicago schoolkids.