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New initiative to provide more pre-K slots for Chicago children

Map: CPS Safe Passage routes

College students lay out fiscal facts for teens

Security on new school routes still in flux, with just weeks to go

U of C, Northwestern top 'Best in Midwest' ranking

CPS to reduce standardized tests this year

Chicago Public Schools is cutting back on its required standardized tests, announced district CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett on Wednesday.

District officials decided to reduce the number of tests after gathering data from 17 focus groups and 450 teachers who responded to a survey on how to best modify the district’s assessment policy, according to a CPS press release.

School to use hair test to screen for student alcohol use

CPS layoffs hit arts, specialty subjects hard, CTU says

City Colleges to issue $250 million in bonds for five-year capital plan

The City Colleges of Chicago Board approved on Thursday issuing a $250 million bond that is intended to fund the system’s five-year capital plan.

The capital plan, which totals $524 million in improvements, includes $251 million for the construction of a new Malcolm X College and a 1,500-car parking lot located south of the United Center at Jackson and Damen streets. The planned 500,000 square-foot facility will be designed to train students for 84,000 job openings in healthcare over the next decade.

Chicago film schools among top in the nation, says Hollywood Reporter