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Chicago Board Of Education Approves $9.4 Billion Budget For 2022-23

It's a $200 million increase over the previous year’s budget. But parents and union leaders say schools are still not getting what they need to address academic and mental health fallout from the pandemic.

Citywide

Chicago Delays Plan For New Near South Side High School Amid Mounting Concerns

The proposal would put a high school where the Harold Ickes Homes once stood near 24th and State streets. 

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Southeast Siders Demand New School Buildings After Ceiling Partially Collapses, Injures Security Guard After Major Storm

George Washington High School teachers, parents and students say their school has been poorly maintained for years before a metal beam fell from the ceiling the day after a tornado watch.

South Chicago, East Side

2 Longtime CPS Librarians Fought Against Cuts For Years. Then They Were Fired: ‘The System Punishes The Loudest Voices’

Leslie Westerberg of Nixon Elementary and Nora Wiltse of Coonley Elementary are devastated their jobs were eliminated and worry their schools' libraries will sit empty next school year.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

West Town School Breaks Ground On Playground And Field After 15 Years Of Planning, Fundraising

The project at Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy is funded by a mix of city, state and Chicago Public Schools funding. Construction is expected to finish by mid-October.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

West Humboldt Park Pool Should Be Reopened To Public To Protect Neighbors From Heat, Violence, Residents Say

"It would give the kids and the people, the taxpayers, something to do and somewhere to go other than the corners and hanging out and doing bad stuff," one neighbor said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

‘Build The Wall’ Caption In Jones College Prep Yearbook Sharpied Out As School Council Calls For More Action From Officials

Teachers and students said the latest incident is part of an ongoing issue with racist and offensive incidents at the selective-enrollment school.

South Loop

Esteemed Northside Learning Center Principal Retires, But Won’t Stop Fighting For Mental Health And Special Education

The North Park school, which serves students 14-22 with intellectual disabilities, added a greenhouse, garden and student-run cafe under Karren Ray's leadership.

North Park

At One High-Needs Chicago High School, The Class That Bore The Brunt Of COVID’s Toll Graduates

“Keeping it real: You have been cheated,” Richards principal Ellen Kennedy told graduates. “This pandemic robbed you of so many of the high school experiences you so richly deserve.” 

Citywide

Tensions Mount At Jones College Prep After ‘Build The Wall’ Quote Makes It Into High School Yearbook

It is unclear if any disciplinary action will be taken against the student, but the incident will be discussed at Jones' local school council meeting Tuesday.

South Loop

Deaf Program At Logan Square Elementary School Won’t Close, CPS Says — But Parents, Students Still Have Concerns

Chase teachers and parents staged a protest after CPS previously said it would shut down the school's beloved deaf and hard of hearing program — but the district has now changed its tune.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Proposed High School Would Address ‘High School Desert’ On Near South Side, Alderperson Says

After years of advocating, a new open enrollment high school for Near South Side families may be one step closer to becoming reality.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Whitney Young’s Sports Complex Was Supposed To Be For The Public. But West Loop Neighbors Are Locked Out

The Michelle Obama Sports Complex was hailed as a facility for "everybody." But neighbors say leaders are restricting public access by locking its field during public hours and charging fees to use the tennis courts.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Chicago Public Schools Unveils Updated $9.5 Billion Budget For Upcoming School Year

Public hearings on the budget start next week and the Chicago school board will vote on the spending plan at its June 22 meeting.

Citywide

Teachers Could Be Cut This Week, Union Leaders Say As They Protest Slashed CPS Budgets

About 23 percent of Chicago's public schools face budget cuts. Little Village will be hit particularly hard, teachers union leaders said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Renovations To West Side Stadium Will Give Student Athletes ‘A Sense Of Pride,’ District Says

The Rockne Stadium in Austin is getting a new turf field, an upgraded track and other renovations to modernize the outdated CPS athletic facility.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Retiring West Ridge Principal Pledges To Get Tattoo, Mohawk If Community Raises Money For New Schoolyard

Principal Jay Brandon is leaving after 11 years at Stone Academy. If the community can finish a fundraising campaign he started, he will get a tattoo of the school's mascot.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

‘A Glaring Concern’: Chicago’s Support Staff Substitute Pool Stretched Thin Amid Pandemic

The district’s special education classroom assistant substitute pool has been stretched thin.

Citywide

Chicago Public Schools Requires Masks At 1 School, 20 Other Classrooms As COVID Cases Increase

Chicago Public Schools cases have increased in recent weeks, surpassing what it saw at its previous peak during the Omicron surge.

Citywide

Roosevelt High School In Albany Park Getting $5.8 Million In TIF Funds For Turf Soccer Field

The new field will be known as Centennial Field to mark the 100th anniversary of Roosevelt High as a neighborhood school, the principal said.

Albany Park
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