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August 01, 2014

Report: Chicago Needs to Do More to Curb Truancy Epidemic

A 150-page report by a task force on truancy in Chicago Public Schools proposed wide ranging reforms on both the local and state levels to cut absenteeism in Chicago Public Schools.

July 16, 2014

Karen Lewis For Chicago Mayor? Union Leader Forms Exploratory Committee

The news comes after a Sunday poll showing Lewis ahead of Emanuel by 9 percentage points in a head-to-head match-up.

June 27, 2014

Chicago Schools to Cut 1,100 Positions; Half Are Teachers

Steadily declining enrollment in the nation's third largest school system has prompted officials there to reduce both teaching and nonteaching staff members.

April 24, 2014

Study: Focus on 9th Graders Boosted Chicago's Graduation Rates

A set of Chicago reports offers evidence that a focus on 9th grade retention can increase graduation rates.

August 26, 2013

Chicago Leaders Report Smooth First Day as Closure Concerns Linger

More than 12,000 Chicago students are attending different schools this year after city leaders closed nearly 50 elementary schools earlier this year.

August 26, 2013

Anxious Day in Chicago as Schools Open

After shutting down almost 50 elementary schools, the city's education leaders face a big test of safety and order on the first day of classes.

August 13, 2013

Plaintiffs in Chicago School Closures Lawsuits Denied Class-Action

Thousands of students will attend different schools when classes begin Aug. 26 after their home schools were shuttered in a wave of closures meant to help fill a $1 billion budget deficit.

August 01, 2013

Judge: Chicago School Closings Can Proceed

A judge in Cook County, Ill., has denied a motion to stop 10 of the district's 49 planned school closings this year.

July 19, 2013

Chicago District to Lay Off More Than 2,100 Educators

District officials say a steep rise in pension costs is forcing them to eliminate jobs.

July 16, 2013

Fight Over Chicago School Closures Goes to Court This Week

Two federal lawsuits are seeking to halt or delay the massive school closures as district officials forge ahead with their transition plans.

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