Chicago Public Schools
- 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, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Chicago Still Has Nation’s Third Largest School District, But Just Barely As Enrollment Declines Again
Chicago Public Schools shrank by another roughly 10,000 students this fall, or about 3% of its student body.
COVID-19 Vaccines For Kids 5-11 Will Soon Be Available. Here’s How They Can Get Shots In Chicago
Chicago expects to receive nearly 100,000 pediatric doses that first week, while there are an estimated 210,448 kids ages 5-11 here.
Why Few Chicago Parents May Be Signing Children Up For School-Based COVID Testing
Only about 7 percent of the district’s student body has enrolled in the testing program.
Chicago To Expand Anti-Violence Youth Program That Reduced Arrests In Pilot
Choose to Change will reach 1,000 students this school year, CEO Pedro Martinez said Monday. Four community groups will provide services to students most impacted by violence and trauma.
New Chicago Schools CEO Pedro Martinez Got A Pay Bump — And Will Outearn His Predecessor
Martinez's contract extends through June 2026. The school board votes Wednesday to formally appoint him.
Uptown’s Brenneman School Gets New Playground To Replace One From 1960s: ‘It Really Means A Lot To Us’
The playground was requested by Brenneman's new leaders, who got the playground built in mere months.
Chicago Narrows Racial Gaps In 5-Year Graduation Rate, But Disparities Persist
CPS on Thursday said 83.8 percent of students graduated in five years in 2021, compared with a rate of 82.5 percent last year.
In Englewood, Closed Harper High School Becomes Community Hub For Young People
Students can play basketball, practice yoga or connect with peers during Saturday programs organized by Teamwork Englewood.
CPS Staff More Likely Than Police, Fire Department Employees To Be Vaccinated
About 86 percent of Chicago Public Schools employees are vaccinated, officials said.
Chicago Public Schools Will Relax Its Employee COVID Vaccine Mandate
CPS will allow unvaccinated employees to continue working after a Friday COVID-19 vaccine mandate deadline if they take a weekly coronavirus test.
Truman College Adds Hub For CPS, City Colleges Students To Bridge Racial Divide In Tech
Truman College's new technology center is bringing state-of-the-art equipment to more students and teachers.
New Schools Chief Pedro Martinez On How He Plans To Help Chicago Students Recover
"For me, it’s very clear: The schools are safe. But there’s still some anxiety to reduce," said Martinez, who took over Chicago Public Schools Sept. 29.
Chicago Had A Long List Of Disengaged Students. Did Efforts To Reel Them In Pay Off?
The district flagged about 70,000 students as at risk of disconnecting from learning — and directed schools to track them down.
Chicago Shortens Student Quarantines As Experts Predict November COVID Vaccine For Kids
The city's public health commissioner, Dr. Allison Arwady, said officials think vaccines should be available for kids 5-11 around the first week of November.
Boys Of Color Were Hit Hard By The Pandemic. What Do They Need Now?
In Chicago and nationally, data show a steeper drop in attendance and a more marked increase in failing grades for male Black and Latino students.
All CPS Schools Will Have COVID-19 Testing By Friday, New CEO Says
Chicago Public Schools — under heavy criticism for its handling of in-person learning during the pandemic — has seen 1,101 students and 342 adults test positive for COVID-19 in the month since school began.
Parents, Teachers Want West Side School Shut Down After Coronavirus Outbreak: ‘We Will No Longer Accept No Plan’
Several people at Jensen Elementary School tested positive for coronavirus, and more than 200 people have been exposed.
Summer School In Chicago Was Billed As A Big Deal. But Data Is Scarce On How It Went
Summer programs varied significantly across campuses, with some schools hosting 20 or more opportunities while others offered just one.
Some Chicago Schools In High-Poverty Areas Lost 1 In 7 Teachers To Layoffs
Most schools with three or more teacher layoffs were shrinking campuses. At least seven of the 22 schools are considered “underutilized” by the district.
Chicago Will Ramp Up Contact Tracing In Schools After Widespread Complaints
The contact tracing department will grow to more than 80 people and response time will be narrowed to 48 hours, CPS officials said.