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
School Bus Driver Shortage In Chicago Prompts $1,000 Payments To Families And Calls To Uber, Lyft
About 10 percent of the district’s drivers resigned between Aug. 23 and Aug. 27, leaving the nation’s third-largest school district short about 500 drivers.
‘All Of Us Are Learning To Do School Again’: Chicago Students Return To Campus During COVID Surge
With the Delta variant surging, there was trepidation about returning to class — and a blend of hope and uncertainty about the academic catchup and emotional healing students face in the months ahead.
CPS Agrees To Take 1 Officer Out Of Each Of 24 Schools That Voted For Removal
The decision to respect schools' wishes comes after the district's safety chief initially said two cops would temporarily remain at the high schools that voted to keep only one officer.
For CPS Students, Teachers And Parents, First-Day Jitters Take On New Meaning Amid Pandemic
Many Chicago Public Schools students returned to the classroom for the first time in more than 500 days Monday, with masks mandatory as the Delta variant continues to spread.
Chicago Schools Are Fully Reopening For The First Time In More Than 500 Days. Here’s What To Know
Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey said the union has no intention of blocking the start of the school year. But it will continue to “ring alarms” about what he described as safety shortfalls, he said.
Chicago Will Drop Daily COVID-19 Screener And Bring Back Simultaneous Instruction In Quarantine Cases
The district will also not require temperature checks at the school entrances because a fever isn’t the most reliable way to tell if a student has contracted COVID-19.
2 Dozen CPS High Schools Voted To Remove One Officer From Campus. The Cops Are Coming Anyway
Though 24 schools voted to remove one police officer, their decisions will be ignored indefinitely as CPS and the Police Department negotiate a new contract.
San Antonio Superintendent, Another Outside Candidate Top Contenders For Chicago Schools Chief
Pedro Martinez recently made news by issuing a mask mandate and a staff vaccination mandate, defying Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order banning public entities from requiring masks or COVID shots.
Talks Between City And Teachers Union Are Stalled — But Teachers Will Still Return To Classrooms Aug. 30
Nearly all CPS students will return to full-time in-person learning this fall, in line with a state resolution.
How Many Of Chicago’s ‘Missing Students’ Are Just Homeschooling? It’s Hard To Tell
Illinois does not require homeschooling families to register, making it nearly impossible to know who is missing and who is being taught at home.
With School Less Than Two Weeks Away, Chicago Has Not Picked A District Leader
José Torres was appointed as acting schools chief in June after Janice Jackson stepped down.
New Book ‘A Walk Through Rogers Park’ Features Drawings Of The Homes, Businesses That Make The Neighborhood Special
CPS teacher Eric Kessler's book of sketches focuses on Rogers Park businesses and buildings. It sold out — but he's about to start selling more copies.
All CPS Teachers And Staff Must Be Vaccinated By Oct. 15 Or Stay Home, Chicago Public Schools Announces
Workers will have to submit proof of full vaccination by Oct. 15, unless they have an approved religious or medical exemption, CPS said
Should COVID-19 Cases Force Classroom Closures? The Debate Unfolds In Chicago
Around the country, school districts are grappling with the tricky question of when and how to quarantine students and staff after confirmed cases of COVID-19.
COVID Cases Among Kids Are Rising — But Chicago’s Top Doc Says Schools Can Reopen Safely
Although more young people are testing positive for coronavirus in Chicago, Dr. Allison Arwady said the Delta variant doesn’t appear to be making them sicker than previous strains.
Limited Access And Low Enrollment: Chicago Parents Criticize ‘Confusing And Chaotic’ Virtual Academy Process
CPS will offer a limited Virtual Academy for students with specific medical needs this fall, but so far plans are fuzzy, signups are tepid and parents have been left pressing each other for details.
Internet Speeds At 80 Chicago Public Schools Will Be Up To 40 Times Faster By 2022
The project eventually could lead to improved internet service for nearby residents.
Illinois Schools Must Require Masks For Everyone Under New Mandate, Pritzker Says
Chicago Public Schools had already planned to require masking of everyone, vaccinated or otherwise.
Chicago Fell Behind On Plans For Students With Disabilities During COVID-19. New Data Shows The Depth Of The Problem
The pandemic year has uprooted support for students with disabilities in Chicago and nationwide, creating a backlog of Individualized Education Programs that could lead to widening academic gaps for students in need of special education services.
CPS OKs New Playground For Irving Park School — But Parents Continue Fight For More Improvements
The district earmarked $16.4 for new playgrounds across the city, but it's not clear how much will go to Scammon.