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Chicago Public Schools

Mixing profits and performance at alternative schools

CPS blames incomplete forms for tossed selective-enrollment applications

CPS reverses course, will administer controversial test

End Chicago's teacher residency rule

Education leaders present divergent views on Chicago’s charter schools

Leaders from Chicago’s education community sparred over the role charter schools should play in Chicago’s public education system during a panel discussion at a Wednesday City Club of Chicago luncheon.

Troy LaRaviere, principal of Chicago Public Schools’ Blaine Elementary School – one of the district’s top performing schools ­– was extremely critical of the city’s charter schools during Wednesday’s discussion.

Mell campaign ad on a school site removed by CPS as ethics violation

Key stakeholders discuss elected school board measure at City Club

Members of the Illinois education community discussed the issue of an appointed vs. an elected Chicago Board of Education on Monday, the same day some Chicago voters could begin weighing in on whether they would like to see an elected board govern Chicago Public Schools.

Early voting for Chicago’s 2015 municipal elections began on Monday, and ballots in 37 wards include a question that reads, “Should the city of Chicago have an elected school board?”

For the record: Tracking 434 missing students after closings

CPS to resume classes Tuesday

State Board of Ed pushes school districts to administer PARCC exam

State officials on Friday called on Illinois school districts to administer the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exams to all their students.

Earlier this week the U.S. Department of Education threatened to cut $1.2 billion in federal funding for the Illinois State Board of Education because Chicago Public Schools decided to give the test to students at only about 10 percent of its schools.