Some Chicago teachers say CPS is looking into whether they are skipping school.
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In an effort to curb violence, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has directed resources to expand mentoring programs in Chicago Public Schools. A new effort is targeting young men and women who aren’t in school.
The Chicago Police Department's controversial use of force policy gets a do-over.
The Founding Father who became the subject of one of the most popular Broadway musicals in a generation is also the subject of a history lesson in Chicago Public Schools.
The Grammy winner announced a $1 million donation to CPS, just as Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office presented new ideas to rescue the cash-strapped district from its funding wreckage.
Chicago Public Schools students could be in for a shorter school year.
A stunning confession in the most notorious civil rights case of the 20th century.
Another commission, another report on school funding reform. Will lawmakers’ recommendations create a new formula?
Chicago Tonight sits in on a training class that aims to teach Chicago police officers how to better engage with the community.
Once a neighborhood unwelcoming to families of color, Marquette Park is not only a more diverse community today, but one that's now home to a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial.
A new book argues the teachers strike of 2012 did more than just force a contract. A look inside “A Fight for the Soul of Public Education.”
From the foster system to one of the hottest restaurants in town: How one young man is “mixing it up.”
Weathering the cold is especially hard on people who live outside. What’s being done to help the homeless.
Adjunct professors at the state’s biggest community college system say their working conditions make it difficult for them to do their jobs.
An investigation into whether or not the Chicago Board of Education’s top attorney violated a Chicago Public Schools ethics policy has been stalled, according to the district’s Inspector General Nick Schuler.
Charter Applications and Inspector General Investigation on the Table
Chicago Public Schools has a budget, but it could change again before the end of the school year.
No longer just for the boys, a popular mentoring program is now making sure girls aren’t being left behind.
As inauguration day grows closer, so does the fear for some young immigrants that their status in the U.S. will be revoked.
Students at some Chicago Public Schools are getting their hands dirty while feeding their minds.
A tough job, but hundreds of Chicago educators do it–a new report on making sure the best principals are on the jobs in Chicago Public Schools.
We bring you part two of our story on a program that aims to stop the revolving door of the criminal justice system – from inside the Cook County Jail.
Though community college is expected to last only two years, it's a long road for many students. A look at how some students are getting plenty of support along the way.
For many young men inside the Cook County Jail, violence on the streets is a daily reality. But a new program based at the jail aims to change that reality.
The city narrowly missed a massive teachers’ strike last week, but another is brewing for parents at a major charter school operator.