Chicago Public Schools officials are promising that school will open on time regardless of whether a critical funding law is enacted. Forrest Claypool is the school district's chief executive officer. … Click to Continue »
But critics say underfunded mandates will only add to the problems already plaguing public education in the Windy City.
WHEN KIDS ARE OUT OF SCHOOL IN THE SUMMER, the Chicago Public Library Foundation aims to stop the "summer brain drain" by providing a program that will keep the city's youth educated and engaged. The library's award-winning Summer Learning Challenge offers mind-sharpening activities for over 100,000 kids, most from low-income communities. Show More Summary
Over at CPS, it's accelerating: Chicago Public Schools, still unclear on how much state aid the district will receive for the new school year, sold $500 million in long-term general obligation bonds at high interest rates, doubling planned...Show More Summary
Image via Joshua Lott for The Washington Post via Getty Images 1 In 4 Black Chicago Public School Students Attends Failing Institution At this point we are all well-aware of the issues that have plagued the city of Chicago over
A new proposal would make it that much harder for Chicago public school students to earn a diploma. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's new plan to keep teens off the street has been a subject of controversy since it was announced in April....Show More Summary
Chicago Schools To Deny Diplomas To Students Without Post-Grad Plans In the next three years, making passing grades wont be enough to earn a high school diploma from Chicago Public Schools. Now, kids will have to provide proof that
Rahm Emanuel’s new education policy is senseless on the face of it. To graduate from a public high school in Chicago, students will soon have to meet a new and unusual requirement: They must show that they’ve secured a job or received a letter of acceptance to college, a trade apprenticeship, a gap year program […]
The cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools (CPS) said it sent $464 million to its teachers' pension fund by Friday's fiscal year-end deadline, leaving an additional $250 million payment to be made in the fall. Unlike other Illinois school...Show More Summary
In an effort to raise awareness for LGBTQ rights and policy change, Che-Che Turrubiartez stood up for himself and others. The post Gay High School Senior Male Elected Homecoming Queen at his Chicago Public School appeared first on The Good Men Project.
Chicago Public Schools serve meals to students during the school year because the vast majority of CPS kids come from low-income homes (in school year 2016-17, 80.22% of students citywide were classified as "economically disadvantaged").No...Show More Summary
Dr. Wayne Giles, director of the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will become the dean of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, effective September 1, pending formal approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.
Anything to relieve parents of actual responsibility for their spawn : Chicago Public Schools is serving up free lunches for kids during summer break.Starting Monday, children 18 and under can stop by 96 locations across the city for...Show More Summary
“Please, gas me up. Gas me!,” Chance the Rapper shouted to a cheering BET Awards audience tonight, while receiving the network’s Humanitarian of the Year award. It’s hard to imagine getting even more gassed up after Michelle Obama publicly celebrates you multiple times, but that’s Chance for you. The former ... More »
At some point in their lives, black men are forced to realize that no matter what they do, some people will never see their humanity. To counter the negative perception of black men and boys, Chicago native Valerie Reynolds authoredShow More Summary
In a story June 19 about Chicago Public Schools taking out a loan, The Associated Press reported erroneously in the short headline that the loan was for $375 million. The … Click to Continue »
Chance the Rapper has donated millions to Chicago Public Schools, partnered with non-profits to empower those experiencing homelessness—and now, the Chicago native is focusing on his deaf and hard of hearing fans. Thanks to the addition of American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, his shows are now exponentially more inclusive. Show More Summary
With 12 participating branches, 4 of which are geared towards tweens, while the other 8 are for high school students, Chicago Public Library is planning to add YOUmedia centers to 5 more branches by 2018 with the generous gifts from BMO Harris Bank and Allstate.
After years of unsuccessful attempts, Illinois lawmakers have approved a plan to overhaul the state's antiquated method for funding public schools. But the age-old tug-of-war between the financially troubled Chicago … Click to Continue »
Future politician/current hip-hop star Chance The Rapper is always looking out for the kids of Chicago, whether he’s donating a ton of money to public schools, convincing others to donate money to public schools, or fighting with the...Show More Summary