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(WTTW News)

Chicago Public Schools is proposing a new agreement with a South Side nonprofit to help monitor attendance at nine high schools through home visits and other services in an effort to ward off truancy.

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(WTTW News)

Only 62% to 66% of Chicago Public Schools students went to class on Jan. 2 and 3 – days that were originally scheduled to be part of winter break but later converted to attendance days following the 11-day teachers strike.

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William B. Ogden Elementary School

Chicago Public Schools on Thursday afternoon announced Ogden Principal Michael Beyer has been “reassigned from his principal duties” months after his school completed a merger with Jenner Elementary.

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(Thomas Hawk / Flickr)

A new report from Chicago Public Schools’ legal watchdog states an alternative high school located within the Cook County Jail has been falsifying its enrollment and graduation numbers for years.

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(Daniel Schwen / Wikimedia Commons)

Chicago students may be dreading the rapidly approaching first day of school, but at least they won’t have to worry about how to get there.

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Nicholas Schuler (Chicago Tonight)

A recount of Chicago Public School graduation rates last year found the district had initially reported inflated figures, but a new report from the district’s Office of the Inspector General suggests that process may not have gone far enough.

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(Don Harder / Flickr)

A new study suggests states could improve student achievement and boost graduation rates by cutting down the number of students missing 15 or more days per school year.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

Students at Chicago Public Schools have steadily improved their attendance and on-track-to-graduate rates while trimming back their annual dropout rate over the past five years, according to a new district progress report.

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CPS students attended class last year at an average rate of 93.4 percent – a district record. (Argonne National Laboratory / Flickr)

The attendance rate at Chicago Public Schools has risen consistently since 2008 and now stands at its highest rate since at least 2003.