The School Project is a Chicago-based documentary series that is tracking the past and present status of the city's public school system. The third segment explores school disciplinary policies and the effects they have on students, the community, and society as a whole.

With support from the Chicago Public Education Fund, a CPS K-12 magnet school is using time and technology to benefit students.

What can parents and caregivers do to prepare middle school students for educational success? WTTW’s list of 10 suggestions includes staying in contact with teachers, knowing your child’s friends, and making attendance and punctuality a priority. Read an article.

Chicago Public Schools Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett and the School Board faced angry parents for the first time since the announcement that 54 schools would close. Paris Schutz has the latest.

In the wake of the elementary school rampage in Connecticut, the Chicago Public Schools' security chief joins us to discuss school safety here.

Memorials, vigils and funerals were held today for some of the victims of the school shooting rampage in Connecticut. We take a closer look.

Chicago Public Schools brace for the possibility of dramatic closings, while the district and union argue over the value of shuttering schools -- and just how to do it.

Despite pleas from the teachers union, school activists and parents, the Chicago School Board approved plans to turnaround, phase out or close 17 Chicago Public Schools. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

John Steinert. Image credit: Gurnee Police Dept.

Lake Forest middle school principal John Steinert is forced to resign in a sexting scandal. Now, his 2009 conviction is raising questions about others who knew about what he did. We hear from the reporter who broke the story.