- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bus Troubles, Missing Preschoolers: Chicago Attendance Dips On First Day
Key student groups showed attendance lags — notably pre-kindergarten students and Black and Latino students.
What Should Chicago’s New Schools CEO Tackle First? Parents, Students And Insiders Have Ideas
Pedro Martinez, a graduate of Benito Juarez High School, took over as schools chief last week.
Uptown School Getting New Accessible Playground And Nature Walk After City Council Approval
Courtenay Elementary will get $2.1 million in city funds to update its play area for all ages of students.
New CPS CEO Will Be San Antonio Superintendent Pedro Martinez, A Juarez Graduate
Martinez, who worked for CPS under Arne Duncan, had been considering a frontrunner for the job to assume the reins from interim CEO José Torres.
After More Than 400 Exposed To COVID At Lane Tech, Some Question Safety, District’s Notification Process
"I really just need to know real-time information at my kids' individual schools," one Lane parent said.
2 People Contracted COVID At An Englewood High School — Teachers, Students Didn’t Find Out For Days: ‘A Big Mess’
The school has had 160 people exposed to coronavirus after two people tested positive in the first week, according to district data.
Lane Tech Honors First Female Students 50 Years After Going Coed: ‘Thank You For Your Fearlessness’
Lane Tech's first female students enrolled in September 1971 after six decades of being an all-boys institution.
COVID Concerns Kept These Students Home. Now They Are No Longer Enrolled
Families organized a #CPSSickOut movement to try to force the district to offer virtual learning. Instead, some students were dropped from campus rolls.
Will COVID Cases In Chicago Schools Force Your Child To Quarantine? Here’s A Flowchart
Many parents and educators still have questions about when families are notified about confirmed COVID-19 cases and how quarantine works.