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Chicago Public Schools

Gresham staff, parents protest plans for CPS ‘turnaround’

CPS school annex construction process begins

The Chicago Public Building Commission on Tuesday started the selection process for companies to build annexes for four Chicago Public Schools projects that Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said will improve school options and ease overcrowding.

Gresham supporters rally against planned CPS turnaround

The politics of this week’s local school council elections

A push for charter schools, but little difference in test scores

CPS wants input on how to use vacant buildings

Emanuel wants more military schools in Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel pushed Thursday for more military schools in Chicago, even as Logan Square community members fight against turning a middle school into a military academy. Emanuel said that the armed forces could add four academies to its current offering of six city high schools and, “It still wouldn’t be scratching the itch.”

Parents say CPS teachers unfairly targeted in ISAT investigation

Several parents assailed Chicago Public Schools officials at Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting for investigating teachers that did not administer the Illinois Standards Achievement Test. Parents testified that CPS is unfairly probing teachers in what was a parent-led boycott.

CPS janitors worry about jobs after Aramark hired for building maintenance

Byrd-Bennett declares school closing process a success