Back To School
- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Get Free School Supplies, Food And More At These 43 Back-To-School Events In Chicago
Block Club's guide will help you donate or receive free school supplies and backpacks before CPS kids head to class Aug. 21.
Rogers Park Teacher Honored By Creative Writing Nonprofit That Helped Him Find His Voice As A Kid
Chicago Math and Science Academy teacher Brennen Bariso developed his voice as a young writer through 826CHI. The nonprofit is now honoring Bariso's work to foster writing skills in his students.
West Town’s Otis Elementary Opens Updated Playground, Sports Field
New playground equipment was specifically designed for Otis, where many students are diverse learners and there's a program for children with visual impairments.
Chicago Public Schools Is Becoming Less Low-Income. Here’s Why That Matters
Ten years ago, 85% of Chicago Public Schools students came from low-income households. Now, that figure is 73%.
Wicker Park Frame Shop Collecting Book Bags, School Supplies This Month
The owners of Helendora Samuels Picture Framing are collecting the back-to-school supplies for kids on the West Side and across Chicago.
This Family Has Visited 364 Chicago Parks (And Counting). Here Are Their Top Picks
The Schmidts have visited over half of Chicago's 600-plus parks: Here are their favorite playgrounds, biking trails and splash pads.
Near North Side School Supplies Drive Honoring Slain 9-Year-Old Back For 4th Year
Jalisa Ford, whose son Janari Ricks would be entering seventh grade in the fall, has hosted the supplies drive in the years since her son was killed.
Have Extra School Supplies? The 3rd Ward Office Is Hosting A Donation Drive
Ald. Pat Dowell's office will distribute the items to students before classes resume. The office is also hosting a back-to-school event Aug. 6.
Will Chicago Meet Deadline To Train Staff On How And When They Can Restrain Students?
Chicago Public Schools risks losing state funding if it doesn't train at least two employees at each of its over 600 schools by Aug. 21.
Chicago Teachers Help Refugee Youth Navigate A New Language, A New Culture, And In The Fall, New Schools
"These children are coming from a lot of trauma, and the first thing cannot be academics," said Sol Camano, a bilingual Chicago educator.
Streets Near Portage Park Elementary School Getting Curb Extensions, Other Safety Improvements
Reduced speeds, speed bumps and more signs to slow down drivers are also coming to the area around the elementary school later this year.
Small Group Tutoring Is Key To Help Students Get Back On Track, Study Of Chicago Schools Shows
Extra math classes helped students jump two to three grade levels in one year, the study showed.
Chicago Public Pools To Close By Sunday As Lifeguards Head Back To School
Beaches are open through Sept. 5. Public pools will reopen for the fall the week of Sept. 6.
50th Ward’s Back To School Fair Will Provide Free Backpacks, School Supplies
Families can stop by Indian Boundary Park Nature Play Center to get supplies as school returns.
Getting Kids Vaccinated Should Be Part Of ‘Back To School’ List, Health Department Urges
To be fully protected against COVID-19 by the time CPS resumes, a student needs to get their first shot no later than July 26.
As Chicago Kids Head Back To School After 300 Days At Home, Some Parents Are Relieved — But Teachers Worry
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CPS chief Janice Jackson have said schools are safe for in-person learning. Teachers disagree.