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Julius Rosenwald Hall at the University of Chicago (Czmurio / Wikimedia Commons)

High schoolers looking to attend the prestigious Hyde Park university no longer need to worry about submitting ACT or SAT test scores on their undergrad applications.

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The achievement gap between white and minority students within Chicago Public Schools has shrunk, according to a national assessment, but the shift wasn’t caused by higher student scores.

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Chicago Public Schools is now the first district of any size to earn the honor twice. Since 2011 – the first year it was named AP District of the Year – the number of CPS students taking the exams has jumped by 44 percent.

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High school students who take advanced classes are more likely to enroll in college. But Chicago Public Schools says that not enough minority students are getting access to this more challenging coursework.

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On top of announcing its 2017 PARCC results, the Illinois State Board of Education says it plans to stick with the exam that critics have called confusing and unreliable.

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A week after announcing a record-high graduation rate among students last year, Chicago Public Schools said Monday that more of those students are ready for college than ever before.

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In an affluent suburb, a school district is engaged in a bold experiment to help minority students perform better—or a misguided form of bureaucratic overreach, depending on your point of view.

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Lane Tech was ranked as the No. 5 public high school in the state of Illinois, according to U.S. News. Chicago Public Schools took each of the top five spots on the list. (LonelyBeacon / Wikimedia Commons)

In addition to having the top five highest-rated public high schools in the state, Chicago Public Schools has two of the top 100 high schools in the country, according to new rankings from U.S. News and World Report.

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Students at Chicago's Bogan High School and dozens of other CPS schools can now receive college credits at any Illinois university or college for passing their IB exams.

A new bill passed late last month aims to cut higher education costs and allow Chicago Public Schools students to begin earning college credits sooner.

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Evanston Township High School takes a unique approach to bringing a diverse group of students into Advanced Placement courses.