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Urban Prep Students Could Be Moved To New Buildings Under CPS Takeover

CPS spokespeople said district leaders have not made any final decisions, but officials told parents otherwise. Urban Prep's leaders want the state to block CPS' move to gain oversight of the Englewood and Bronzeville campuses.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chicago Public Schools’ Application Deadline Is Next Week. Here’s What You Need To Know

Chicago Public Schools has tried to simplify the process for going to a school that’s different from your assigned neighborhood school.

Citywide

GEMS World Academy In Downtown Closing Its High School Program

GEMS' future in Chicago is unclear, but all students can keep their seats through the end of the school year, officials said.

Downtown

Fate Of Urban Prep’s Third Campus In The Hands Of Illinois Board of Education

The move comes after the Chicago Board of Education voted to end its charter agreement with Urban Prep to operate two other campuses in Bronzeville and Englewood.

Downtown

How High School Students In Little Village Are Helping Freshmen Catch Up

Infinity High school’s free tutoring program was run by two teachers. Then a group of juniors stepped up to pitch in.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Jones College Prep Needs Leaders To Listen After Principal Removed Over Handling Of Student’s Nazi-Like Costume, Community Says

Longtime Principal Joseph Powers was removed after videos of a student goose-stepping in a Nazi-like uniform spread on social media. It is unclear if the student will be disciplined.

South Loop

MacKenzie Scott Donates Nearly $50 Million To Public Schools In Chicago

Chicago Public Schools received $25 million, the Noble Network of Charter Schools got $16 million, and LEARN Charter School Network will see $7 million. The grants have no restrictions.

Citywide

Chicago Schools Attendance Continued To Decline Last Year

The largest declines happened in the city’s charter schools and district-run campuses with majority Black student populations.

Citywide

Push To Get Chicago Public Schools Officials To Appear Regularly At City Council Fails

The measure would've temporarily withheld city money for some school projects if CPS officials didn’t show up. They rarely appear before aldermen in public meetings now.

Citywide

Roberto Clemente High School Unveils ‘Vibrant’ New Library After Winning Contest

The school received thousands of votes in support of the makeover this summer. It got new books, shelves, furniture, a mural and more.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Lunch Staff Shortages Persist At CPS As One Of Its Top Schools Is Unable To Feed All Students For First Time

Whitney Young's cafeteria struggled with a one-day lunch food shortage for the first time. Staffing and supply chain issues have plagued schools across the district since last year.

Citywide

Daniel Boone Elementary Becomes Mosaic School Of Fine Arts — But A Nearby Nonprofit Already Has A Similar Name

The founder of the Chicago Mosaic School in Edgewater said the new name for the West Ridge public school could cause confusion.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Whitney Young Sports Complex Is Still Limiting Public Hours, Locking Out Residents, Park Neighbor Says

Whitney Young's principal says the missing signs advertising public hours for the facility are being replaced. But a local park leader said gates have been stayed locked for days.

West Loop

Nearly 3,700 Migrants Have Been Bused To Chicago From Texas. 425 Are School-Aged Children

“We’re talking about an unfolding humanitarian crisis of children and families who arrive with no shoes. That is on the daily at our schools and we’re supposed to make do?” a bilingual coordinator at a Humboldt Park school said.

Citywide

Chicago Public Schools May Take On More Costs As It Breaks Away From Mayoral Control, Report Says

CPS may be responsible for things like water bills, rent, summer programs and increased pension contributions — possibly adding up to tens of millions of dollars a year. 

Citywide

After Principal’s Ouster, Jones College Prep Students Stage Sit-In To Combat Racism On Campus

CPS removed Principal Joseph Powers after video surfaced of a student goose-stepping in a Nazi-like costume during the school's Halloween parade.

South Loop

Jones College Prep Principal Removed After Halloween Parade With Student Goose-Stepping In Nazi-Like Uniform

The incident was "completely inconsistent with our values as a school district," CPS CEO Pedro Martinez told parents Friday. Arthur Slater will take over Joseph Powers' post immediately.

South Loop

Jones College Prep Students Plan Protest After Student Shows Up In Nazi-Like Uniform On Halloween

A student showed up to school in what appeared to be a Nazi uniform on Halloween and goose-stepped during a parade. Now, students are planning a walkout.

South Loop

Student ‘Peace Warriors’ At Chicago’s West Side Schools Spread Message Of Nonviolence

The program trains students to mediate conflicts, support grieving classmates and bring peace and happiness to school by greeting peers at the front door and leaving celebratory birthday notes on lockers.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago School Board Moves To Take Over Urban Prep, Once-Lauded Charter Serving Black Boys

The campuses in Englewood and Bronzeville will remain open under CPS management, officials said. The district plans to keep teachers and staff at the school.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
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