The Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday announced it is suing U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the city’s public school district, saying its policies interfere with the education of students with special needs during the coronavirus pandemic.
Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has left a federal prison where she was serving a sentence after pleading guilty in a multi-million dollar kickback scheme.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday announced the first-ever virtual citywide high school commencement celebration for Chicago seniors – hosted by the longtime Chicagoan and icon herself, Oprah Winfrey.
Parents were lined up at Richardson Middle School Tuesday to pick up laptops so their children can finally learn from home.
Citing progress against the coronavirus, the White House is eager to end the nationwide shutdown crippling the US economy. But Illinois Governor JB Pritzker says, not so fast!
Chicago Public Schools will distribute 100,000 electronic devices for students to use at home as the district implements a remote learning plan, officials announced Monday.
Mayor Lightfoot and CPS laid out their plans Monday night as the school district prepares to start virtual classes, potentially for the rest of the year.
Schools are closed statewide through at least April 7, with the possibility of more extensions.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has extended the closure of Chicago Public Schools through April 20. Students will return to class April 21.
Chicago families can still get food from Chicago public schools even while the schools are closed.
The Chicago Public School Board broke the law according to Italian American Civic Groups by ditching the observance of Columbus Day.
Chicago Public Schools is officially doing away with Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day, according to a report.
A Chicago teacher accused of telling a Hispanic student she should go back to her own country after she refused to stand for the national anthem has been removed from the classroom while district officials investigate, the school’s principal said.
If the allegations are true, the teacher’s comments would be a violation of the district’s anti-discrimination policy.
Three freshman at Curie Metropolitan High School were taken to hospitals Wednesday after eating marijuana-laced granola bars at the Southwest Side school.
Nicholas Schuler, who will leave his post later this month, denied allegations submitted anonymously to school district officials that he fostered a ``toxic workplace.”
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement that she had accepted Nicholas Schuler’s resignation and thanked him “for his years of dedicated service to Chicago Public Schools and the City of Chicago.”
The inspector general of Chicago Public Schools, whose investigations led to the removal of two former CEO's, faces scrutiny himself for allegedly berating employees.
Chicago Public Schools receives nearly three complaints per school day of sexual misconduct by adults against students.
A class-action lawsuit claiming Chicago Public Schools discriminated against black educators when it announced layoffs in 2011 has been dismissed.