Press releases 

March 29, 2012 through March 29, 2015

March 2015

March 26, 2015
New Initiative Represents Next Steps in Mayor Emanuel’s Goal of Doubling Number of Parental Engagement Centers by 2019
March 25, 2015
Updates at Dunne Will Increase Access to STEM Curriculum for Students on the Far South Side
March 19, 2015
District’s Revised Discipline Code Keeps More Students Engaged, On-Track to Graduate
March 16, 2015
CPS Continues to Expand Access to the IB Diploma in Neighborhoods Across the City; Boasts Largest IB Network in the Country
March 06, 2015
June 18 and 19 Are Added as Days of Instruction for Students Following Cancellations Last Month
March 05, 2015
District continues commitment to diverse studies with newest academic program
March 04, 2015
Seal Will Appear on Official Transcripts, Highlighting Language Accomplishment for College Admission and Future Employers
March 02, 2015
Chicago: Ready to Learn! Continues to Expand in Third Year, Offering Equitable Access to High-Quality Early Learning Options for Families Citywide

February 2015

February 18, 2015
Extreme Cold and Wind Chills Could Present a Hazard to Students Traveling to School Tomorrow
February 02, 2015
Substantial Snowfall Presents Dangers to Students Traveling to Schools

January 2015

January 29, 2015
Surplus Properties Have Been on the Market Since 2012
January 22, 2015
January 30 and June 17 Will Become Student Attendance Days Following Class Cancellations Earlier This Month
January 13, 2015
Exelon and IIT Support Valued at $2.6 Million, STEM Partnership Part of City-Wide Goal for Increasing Postsecondary Success in STEM Education and Careers
January 08, 2015
January 07, 2015
CPS Will Continue to Monitor Weather, But Expects Classes to Resume on Friday Based on Preliminary Forecasts
January 06, 2015
Emanuel Administration Will Triple Full-Day Pre-K Classrooms by 2019
January 06, 2015
Extreme Cold and Winds Present Dangers to Students

December 2014

December 31, 2014
Charter RFP Requires Potential Operators to Demonstrate Community Support and Demand; First-Ever Middle Grades and Early High School Intervention RFP Released
December 19, 2014
New Program Sought for Open Enrollment, Neighborhood High School
December 11, 2014
Creative Schools Funds Also Dedicating $1 Million to Support Arts Programs in Schools
December 10, 2014
Sessions Aim to Increase Awareness and Provide CPS Students with Information on How to Earn an Associate Degree with No Out of Pocket Costs
December 09, 2014
District Asks Higher Education Leaders to Join Compact to Improve College Achievement Rates
December 05, 2014
CPS Employs More Than 2,200 Certified Teachers, the Most of Any Urban District Nationwide
December 03, 2014
Rankings Provides Students, Families and Educators with School Performance Details; 
Charter Warning List Updated

November 2014

November 22, 2014
Construction is scheduled to Begin in Spring 2015 with a Projected Fall 2015 Completion Date
November 20, 2014
Chicago’s Students Demonstrating College Readiness with Increased Participation and Success in Advanced Placement Exams
November 17, 2014
Proposed Change to SQRP Tier Names Made Following Feedback From School Leaders and Stakeholders
November 17, 2014
UPDATE: The Board Meeting will follow the regularly posted schedule. The meeting will begin at 4:30 PM with the public portion of the meeting before going into closed session following public participation.

October 2014

October 31, 2014
New Initiative Will Allow CPS to Generate Funding Through Partnerships
October 24, 2014
Responding to Community Input, Request for Proposal Will be Issued Seeking Neighborhood School Plans
October 23, 2014
CPS Also Reaches Agreement to Sell Former Peabody School Site for Over $3.5 Million
October 23, 2014
Board Meeting Location Will Allow Some Community Members to More Easily Attend and Participate
October 23, 2014
Approval of Selective Enrollment School Expansion in Response to the Families, Community Leaders and Elected Officials Who Called for Additional Options on the Southwest Side
October 07, 2014
1,500 4-Year Olds Who Qualify for Federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program and are Without Access to Pre-K Will Receive Education Through $9.4 Million Capital Investment
October 07, 2014
Nearly $17 Million Social Impact Bond Program Reinforces the Mayor’s Commitment to Providing High-Quality Early Childhood Education for Students Most in Need
October 03, 2014
Two-Day Education Fair at McCormick Place to Showcase CPS High Schools, Highlighting Quality Options for Students and Families
October 01, 2014
Expansion of Selective Enrollment School in Response to Families, Elected Officials and Community Leaders Asking for Additional Options on the Southwest Side

September 2014

September 24, 2014
Approved Expansion to Serve Additional 15,000 students at 27 Schools; Expand 93 Existing Routes
September 22, 2014
The Outpost Will Support Students in Building Job Skills and Securing Local Part-time Jobs
September 11, 2014
Pediatricians Provide Sensible Tips for Parents and Students During Cold and Flu Season
September 04, 2014
College Readiness Support Leads Students to Apply for College and Scholarships
September 02, 2014
Community Eligibility Provision Provides All CPS Students With Free Breakfast And Lunch

August 2014

August 28, 2014
Program Expansion Will Serve an Additional 27 New Schools and 15,000 More Students; More than 69,000 Students Served Under the Overall Expansion in the 2014-2015 School Year
August 27, 2014
Students Demonstrate Preparation for Graduation for the Seventh Consecutive Year
August 26, 2014
69.4 Percent of CPS Students Graduated Last School Year, an All-Time High for the District
August 21, 2014
CPS’s New Student-Designed Logo Also Unveiled Today
August 20, 2014
CPS Students Demonstrate Larger Gains in Both Reading and Math than Statewide Peers
August 20, 2014
CPS Partners with IBEW Local 134 to Prepare Next Generation of Electricians, Guarantee Graduates Jobs
August 19, 2014
Both Elementary and High School Attendance Improved in First Year of New CPS Attendance Plan
August 19, 2014
CPS Completes the First Phase of Air Conditioning Installations at 57 Schools; 86 Schools to Receive Air Conditioning Systems this Year
August 07, 2014
Scores Exceed National Growth Averages Scores Improve in Every Grade, While District 8th Graders Pass National Averages

July 2014

July 24, 2014
$5.7 Billion Budget Provides Critical Resources to Schools Despite Significant Budget Deficit
July 02, 2014
$740 Million in Administrative and Operational Cuts Since 2011 Allows CPS to Continue to Expand Key Academic Programs Across the City

June 2014

June 23, 2014
Updated Disciplinary Codes Promote Restorative Practices to Keep Students Actively Engaged in School
June 13, 2014
Safe Haven and Summer Feeding Programs Bridge Access to Educational Programs and Nutritious Meals for Students

May 2014

May 23, 2014
With this Expansion, CPS Has Doubled Access Since 2010 to Option Schools and Will Serve More than 11,000 At-Risk Students across the City by Next School Year
May 14, 2014
New LSC Representatives Will Begin Two-Year Terms in July
May 04, 2014
This Year’s Class Set a District Record and is the Fifth Time in the Past Six Years that CPS Has More Millennium Scholars than Any Other School District in the Nation
May 02, 2014
$423 Million Capital Plan Invests in Core Classroom Resources, School Maintenance and Improved Learning Environments

April 2014

April 30, 2014
57 Schools Across the City to Receive Air Conditioning this Summer in First Year of Five-Year CPS Capital Plan
April 23, 2014
Schools will Provide Targeted Supports to Struggling Elementary Schools in Austin, Gresham and North Lawndale Communities
April 21, 2014
Expansion Creates IB Campuses Pairing Elementary and Wall-to-Wall IB High Schools, Creating the Largest IB Network in the Country
April 09, 2014
Additional Funds Will Be Invested Directly in the Classroom for School Year 2014-15
April 08, 2014
To Ensure a Level Playing Field, Tests will be Offered Free of Charge to Non-CPS students in September and October at Multiple Locations around the City
April 04, 2014
The City Invested $1 Million to Safe Haven Program to Serve 1,500 Additional Youth
April 04, 2014
The Movement Movement Will Support New PE Policy to Increase Student Health and Success in the Classroom
April 01, 2014
Parent Feedback Will Influence Proposed Plans to Improve Underperforming Schools

March 2014

March 28, 2014
More than 50 Schools will Showcase Programs and Accept Applications On-Site
March 28, 2014
School Repurposing and Community Development Website Will Allow Community Members to Submit and Review Proposals for Property Redevelopment
March 24, 2014
Thirteen of Sixteen AUSL turnarounds outpaced the District average on ISAT meets or exceeds growth since undergoing the turnaround process
March 19, 2014
Schools will Create Pipeline for Computer Science Education from Elementary through High School

February 2014

February 28, 2014
February 28, 2014
Part of a Three-Year, $36 Million Investment in Early Childhood Education, Chicago: Ready to Learn! Expands High Quality Early Learning Options Across the City
February 26, 2014
CPS Releases Detailed Suspension and Expulsion Data to Drive Best Practices Among All Schools in Adopting Fair and Corrective Disciplinary Policies
February 24, 2014
LSC Members Serve As Important Link Between CPS, School Communities and Students
February 07, 2014
Student Code of Conduct to be Expanded and Enhanced to Build on Successful Strategy
February 04, 2014
Committee members will help shape District initiatives and instructional programs to better serve Latino students & strengthen cultural connections

January 2014

January 31, 2014
2,300 CPS Students on Track to Enroll in College Courses this School Year, On Pace to Meet Goal of 4,000 Students by 2015-2016
January 28, 2014
After Historically Cold Weather, Students will Return to Class
January 27, 2014
Extreme Cold and High Winds Force Closure of Schools for a Second Day
January 26, 2014
Expected Extreme Cold and High Winds Force Closure of Schools
January 22, 2014
Families to Have More Educational Options for Their Children
January 21, 2014
CPS Leverages TIF Surplus to Allow District to Hire Nearly 170 Teachers, Increasing Exposure to Arts and PE Across the City
January 03, 2014
Parent Feedback Will Influence if CPS Moves Forward with Proposed Transition Plans to Improve Learning Environments and Provide More Space at Local Schools

December 2013

December 19, 2013
Mentoring the Next Generation Pairs CPS Staff with Students in Grades K and 8
December 18, 2013
This Move is the Latest in a Series of Ongoing Efforts to Reduce Central Office Spending, While Protecting Key Educational Investments
December 18, 2013
Math Proficiency Results from the latest NAEP tests show CPS 4th graders accelerated their improvement in last two years and matched the largest increase of any large-city district
December 13, 2013
Parents and Community Members Encouraged to Review and Provide Feedback on Proposed Charter Schools
December 12, 2013
This Academic Program is Designed to Integrate African and African-American Studies Across All Core Disciplines at Every CPS School
December 01, 2013
After Historically Cold Weather, District Will Re-open School Buildings after Winter Break
December 01, 2013
Extreme Cold and High Winds Force Closure of Schools for a Second Day
December 01, 2013
Due to Extreme Cold and High Winds, School Buildings Will Be Closed

November 2013

November 27, 2013
The proposal for Frazier IB, recently awarded a Blue Ribbon for Excellence, will create 250 additional seats for students
November 21, 2013
District Provides Easy-to-Use Tools and Resources to Help Families Identify School and Program Offerings
November 19, 2013
CPS will hold community rallies, using online and grassroots outreach to engage parents and community members across the city to join their local LSC
November 08, 2013
Diverse group of high school juniors will ensure students' voices are heard by CPS leadership

October 2013

October 31, 2013
Charter Schools on Warning List Will Be Required to Improve Student Academic Performance or Face Closure
October 30, 2013
Changes will enhance District’s ability to target Network resources
October 28, 2013
Funds will expand access to physical education and nutrition awareness for students throughout the District
October 18, 2013
Revised Policy Will Align with More Rigorous Assessments to Assure Students are Prepared for the Challenges of Critical 3rd, 6th and 8th Grades
October 17, 2013
October 01, 2013
The draft guidelines uphold the Mayor and CPS’s commitment to a five-year moratorium beginning in fall 2013 for facility closures due to academics or underutilization

September 2013

September 30, 2013
District Offers New Systems and Resources to Help Families Identify Schools and Academic Programs that Fit Their Needs
September 29, 2013
Parents and Community Members in Priority Communities Encouraged to Participate in NACs to Provide Recommendations on New Charter School Proposals
September 27, 2013
Highest Percent of Schools In Good Standing Since Current Performance Policy was Implemented Five Years Ago
September 24, 2013
Listening to principals, parents, and school communities, CPS will designate more per-pupil funds to schools who gain students and allow schools with lower than projected enrollment to transition this year to Student-Based Budgeting
September 24, 2013
Plan seeks to further educational priorities for students with limited capital resources, while focusing on expanding high-quality options for every child in every neighborhood
September 18, 2013
CPS releases results for the first year of REACH Students, the District's comprehensive new teacher evaluation system.
September 04, 2013
Parents and Community Members are Encouraged to Attend Meetings to Participate in Discussions about Long-Term Facility Usage Planning

August 2013

August 28, 2013
New Policy Informed by Multiple Education Partners Across the City, Places Heavy Emphasis on Student Growth
August 28, 2013
Despite historic billion-dollar deficit, new budget protects critical investments in student learning
August 22, 2013
Program Puts Students on Path to In Demand Jobs in the Medical Profession
August 22, 2013
134 Principals From Across the District Recognized In Second Year of Principal Quality Initiative for Helping Raise Student Achievement at their Schools
August 21, 2013
CPS Expands Safe Passage Program with 600 New Safe Passage Workers
August 20, 2013
With $115 Million in TIF funds Invested in New Jones College Prep, Nationally-Ranked High School Will Double Number of Students
August 14, 2013
Including the Addition of New Summer Graduates, This Year’s Graduation Rate Beats Projected Rate Announced Last Spring
August 08, 2013
New High School is Part of Mayor’s Push to Increase Access to IB Programs with Proven Record of Student Achievement
August 07, 2013
Parents, teachers, principals and other key stakeholders inform new CPS assessment policy aimed to increase student instructional time
August 05, 2013
This Fall, for the First Time Ever, CPS Will Provide Universal Access for Each and Every CPS Student to Attend a Full, 7 Hour Day Kindergarten, Impacting Over 30,000 Children
August 02, 2013

July 2013

July 31, 2013
Under new calendar all CPS schools begin Monday, August 26th – one week ahead of the traditional post-Labor Day start
July 29, 2013
Three Community Hearings Across the City Will Welcome Public Input and Feedback
July 24, 2013
Support For High-Need Schools Integral To CEO’s Five-Year Action Plan
July 24, 2013
$112 million in central office, administrative and operations spending reductions and use of nearly $700 million in one-time reserves help fills $1 billion gap
July 16, 2013
Full School Day Pioneer Schools More Than Triple the District’s Average Growth in Meets/Exceeds; Every Grade in Every Subject Experiences Growth for the Third Time Since ISAT Started in 2001
July 01, 2013
Over 140 Organizations Have Joined Citywide Initiative to Keep Kids Learning While School Is Out; Children Can Earn Over 1,000 Digital “Badges” for Completing Different Activities Across the City
July 01, 2013
Summer Employees Will Assist with Movement of Furniture, Technology and Learning Materials from Sending to Welcoming Schools

June 2013

June 26, 2013
By School Year 2014-15, CPS Will Nearly Double Seats Available In Alternative Option Schools Through New and Expanded Partnerships with Successful Providers
June 24, 2013
Contract will help reduce historic $1 billion deficit, provide more consistent service and greater efficiency
June 24, 2013
Board will vote on community-based vendor organizations this Wednesday
June 21, 2013
Quazzo Brings Unique Combination of Local and National Experience as a Lifelong Advocate for Quality Education
June 14, 2013
Coordinated, City-Wide Effort to Ensure Smooth Transition for Children Attending Welcoming Schools Next Fall Continues Throughout Summer
June 14, 2013
Latest reductions include eliminating nearly 100 positions at Central Office; Additional reductions outside the classroom to be announced in coming weeks
June 12, 2013
CPS Along With Faith-Based Community Partners Will Offer 100 Different Safe Haven Locations Across the City for Students and Families
June 12, 2013
Over 190,000 Opportunities to Participate in Educational and Recreational Activities for Young Adults
June 11, 2013
Culinary Students Win Honorable Mention For Best Presentation in “Cooking up Change” Healthy Cooking Contest in Washington D.C.
June 10, 2013
Action Plan Establishes Comprehensive Accountability System Tied To Goal Of Providing Every Child in Every Neighborhood With A High-Quality Education
June 05, 2013
CPS Cuts Nearly $600 Million in Central Office, Administrative and Operations Spending Since 2011 and Will Make Significant Additional Cuts in Upcoming Fiscal Year
June 03, 2013
CPS Moving Forward on a Smooth and Safe Transition for All Students in Underutilized Closing Schools; Parents Can Continue to Enroll Throughout Summer

May 2013

May 30, 2013
Comprehensive Early Enrollment Campaign Includes Calls, Text Messages, Emails, Letters, and Flyers to Parents in Just One Week, Helping Ensure Children Are Ready to Start Learning on Day One
May 28, 2013
District attendance rates also projected to rise this year
May 22, 2013
Unprecedented feedback from more than 34,000 parents and school community members guided process that will create quality schools for over 29,000 students
May 20, 2013
May 15, 2013
Investment Goes Directly Towards Implementing CPS’ First Ever Arts Education Plan
May 10, 2013
Program Is a Direct Result of The Mayor’s Budget Commitment
May 01, 2013
May 01, 2013
May 01, 2013
CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett Applauds and Thanks This Year’s Recipients

April 2013

April 30, 2013
Mayor to Cabinet: "Safe Passage is Everyone's Responsibility"
April 29, 2013
CPS Continues to Hold Public Hearings for Each Proposal April 29 Through May 2
April 25, 2013
Reforms Beginning this Spring Come Out of a Rigorous, Months-Long Review of District-Wide Testing Schedules To Maximize Instruction Time in Classrooms
April 22, 2013
CPS Continues to Hold Public Hearings for Each Proposal April 22 Through May 2
April 15, 2013
CPS Will Hold One Public Hearing on Each Proposal April 16 Through May 2
April 08, 2013
Mayor Emanuel and County Board President Preckwinkle Announce an Increase in Summer Opportunities for Chicago’s Youth; 18,000 Summer Jobs and 190,000 Activities to Benefit and Keep Chicago Youth Safe and Learning This Summer
April 06, 2013
Proposal Will Cover Student Supports, New Programs and Facilities Upgrades; CPS to Launch New Interactive Web Application on Welcoming School Investments Monday
April 05, 2013
Over 2,300 More Children Will Have Access to New, High-Quality Early Learning Program Opportunities Thanks to Reforms
April 03, 2013
CPS Will Hold Two Community Meetings on Each Consolidation Proposal for Underutilized Schools
April 03, 2013
Firm Will Move Furniture, Equipment, Records and Other Items to Welcoming Schools so CPS Can Keep Its Focus on Children; Firm Will Hire From Within Communities to Manage Move to Welcoming Schools

March 2013

March 27, 2013
CPS Issues Request for Proposals as Part of Effort to Provide Safe, Smooth Transition for Students at all Welcoming Schools
March 26, 2013
A Total of 80 Learning Gardens Will Be Installed Across the City, Providing Students With Hands-On Nutrition and Science Education Opportunities
March 21, 2013
Closing Underutilized Schools Will Allow CPS to Redirect Resources to Invest in Student Learning; Safe Passage, Air Conditioning, Libraries and iPads in Every Welcoming School; and New Investments Include New Science, Engineering, Media and Computer Labs
March 21, 2013
New Investments Continue Efforts to Ensure Every Child in Every Neighborhood Has Access to a High-Quality Education
March 20, 2013
New Investments Will Provide Every Child with Access to a 21st Century Education
March 19, 2013
Optimizing Bus Routes Maintains Safe Student Transportation to and from School While Generating Savings That Allow CPS to Focus Resources in the Classroom
March 14, 2013
Safe Passage Program and Additional In-School Safety Staff Will Be Expanded to Every Welcoming School This Fall
March 12, 2013
Children To Earn Digital “Badges” For Completing Learning Activities Across the City
March 11, 2013
New Student-Based Budgeting Will Expand Control Over How Funds Are Spent in Their Schools to Ensure Students Excel in Their Classrooms
March 08, 2013
CPS Continues Efforts to Reduce Central Office Spending to Consolidate Resources and Direct Funds to the Classroom
March 07, 2013
March 04, 2013
CPS Takes Additional Steps to Reduce Central Office Spending to Consolidate Resources; Will Direct Funds to the Classroom as District Faces $1 Billion Budget Deficit

February 2013

February 28, 2013
Plan Contains 60 Detailed Strategies to Improve Health and Wellness of Students; City Increasing Physical Activity Space for 150,000 Students; Doubling Number of School Gardens; Standardizing Physical Education Curriculum
February 27, 2013
Placing Charter Schools on Warning Demonstrates Continued Efforts by CPS to Increase Charter Accountability, Follows Last Week’s First-Ever Charter Closure Recommendations Based on Performance
February 26, 2013
February 25, 2013
Investment Ensures All 30,700 CPS Kindergarten Students Have Full, High-Quality Start To Their Education
February 25, 2013
Age-Appropriate Instruction Recommended to Educate All K-12 Students on Informed, Healthy Lifestyle Choices; Curriculum to Align with National Standards
February 21, 2013
Underscores Commitment to Holding All Schools Accountable for a High-Quality Education
February 18, 2013
Community Meetings Scheduled In Englewood-Gresham, Burnham Park, Skyway, Pershing and O’Hare Networks
February 13, 2013
Second Round of Phase II Community Meetings Begin Today, Parents and Community Members Urged to Attend
February 11, 2013
Wednesday’s Austin-North Lawndale School Network Meeting Moves to Larger Venue to Accommodate Increased Community Participation
February 04, 2013
School Communities Are Encouraged to Attend Meetings in their Network to Participate in Discussions about School Utilization

January 2013

January 28, 2013
School Communities Are Encouraged to Attend Each of Two Meetings in their Network to Participate in Discussions About School Utilization
January 28, 2013
Partnership Trains CPS and CCC Teachers and Designs Web Development Curriculum To Reach Thousands of Chicago Students
January 22, 2013
Expansion Plan Nearly Doubles the Number of Selective Enrollment Opportunities Available by Incorporating the Current Jones School Building Into the New Campus Slated to Open In Fall 2013
January 18, 2013
CPS Announces Dates and Locations of 28 Public Meetings As Part of Second Phase of Community Engagement
January 18, 2013
New Calendar Makes it Easier for Families Across the District to Plan Work and Childcare Schedules
January 17, 2013
CPS Among Group of Six Launching Urban School Food Alliance
January 17, 2013
New System Aligns with CPS’ Efforts to Build Accountability at Every Level of the District
January 11, 2013
CPS Will Offer Communities Opportunity to Provide Feedback on Individual Schools Starting January 28
January 10, 2013

December 2012

December 28, 2012
Review and Renegotiation of Purchasing Contracts Bring District Halfway to Fiscal Year Savings Goal
December 19, 2012
CEO Byrd-Bennett Continues to Build Dedicated, Professional Leadership Team That Holds High Expectations for Student Success; Additional Leadership Appointments Also Approved
December 19, 2012
Options Include New and Expanded International Baccalaureate Programmes, New Magnet School, Career and Technical Education Programs and High-Quality Charter Schools
December 17, 2012
Implemented Last Year, The District’s New Holistic Approach to Safety Led To Significant Reductions In Serious Student Infractions, In-School Student Arrests and Student Suspensions
December 13, 2012
New Rigorous Programmes Are Part of Efforts to Increase Opportunities for Parents and Students to Access High-Quality Education in their Neighborhoods
December 11, 2012
District Provides New, Easy-to-Use Tools and Resources to Help Families Identify School and Program Offerings
December 07, 2012
CPS to Also Deny New School Applicants That Do Not Meet High Standards

November 2012

November 30, 2012
Feedback Received During 21-Day Period of Public Comment is Now Available on District Website
November 26, 2012
CEO Outlines Vision for District at City Club Luncheon
November 19, 2012
Centers are Being Piloted in 12 Schools as Part of the Administration’s Focus on Encouraging Parental Involvement; Pilot is a Collaboration with Microsoft, United Way and CPS That Helps Parents Develop Digital Skills
November 19, 2012
Mayor Emanuel Also Names Rodrigo Sierra to the Chicago Housing Authority Board of Commissioners
November 19, 2012
Booklet Was Developed For CPS Principals by CPS Principals And Shares Effective Strategies That Are Used Across The District
November 16, 2012
Delegates to annual conference get a first-hand view of diverse portfolio of educational opportunities available to Chicago students
November 14, 2012
District Garners 10 Percent/Half-Million Dollar Savings Through Negotiation with Vendor as Part of Aggressive Procurement Strategy
November 14, 2012
Marconi Elementary and Clark Elementary Win “Attendance Challenge” With Almost 100 percent Attendance for First Week of School
November 12, 2012
CPS Encourages Track R Parents to Attend Report Card Pick Up on Tuesday
November 12, 2012
New Healthy Snack and Beverage Policy to Be Considered by Board of Education This Week; New Policy Updates Guidelines and Standards For Healthy Food and Drinks in School Vending Machines And Recommends Healthy Options for School Celebrations
November 02, 2012
CEO is to seek extension of school actions deadline and appoint independent commission of expert stakeholders to guide engagement

October 2012

October 31, 2012
CEO Byrd-Bennett vows no actions without rigorous community engagement process
October 31, 2012
Walgreen Co. Will Provide “Balance Rewards” Cards Worth $25 to Parents at 70 Schools Across the City Who Participate in Report Card Pick-Up Day; Pilot is Part of New Steps CPS Is Taking to Engage Parents Across the District
October 29, 2012
82 Principals From Across the District Recognized and Rewarded for Driving Exceptional Outcomes for Students
October 26, 2012
New Hearing Dates Will Give Public Additional Time to Comment and Provide Feedback
October 24, 2012
Contract Puts Children First by Providing Teachers and Principals with Tools Needed to Drive Success in Classroom
October 24, 2012
Board Approves Two Firms to Audit Purchase Contracts to Identify and Recover Overpayments to Vendors
October 24, 2012
Board approves measure requiring healthy meals, more physical activity and nutrition education
October 18, 2012
Bronzeville, Farragut, Kennedy, Schurz and Juarez High Schools Will Offer Students Rigorous and Stimulating Educational Opportunities
October 16, 2012
CPS reduces Central Office spending and avoids cuts to classroom to cover $103 million for year one of CTU contract costs
October 15, 2012
New Cultural Plan was Developed Over Months of Meetings with Stakeholders and Community Members Across Chicago; Community Input Led Directly to a New Initiative to Develop an Arts Education Plan for Chicago Public Schools
October 10, 2012
Contract Includes Prevailing Wage and City Wellness Program for Members
October 05, 2012
CPS avoids cuts to classroom to cover $103 million in additional contract costs
October 05, 2012
This is the Fifth Consecutive Year of Increasing Freshmen On-Track Percentage; 2011-2012 School Year Dropout Rate is Lowest on Record
October 04, 2012
Contract provides teachers with the tools and support needed to help students succeed in the classroom

September 2012

September 28, 2012
Calendar revisions meet terms of tentative agreement with the CTU and recapture seven days of lost instructional time due to the CTU strike
September 25, 2012
Board of Education Also Grants CEO Temporary Authority to Make Any Needed Changes to 2012-2013 Academic Calendar
September 21, 2012
Non-football sports already underway; revised football schedule will begin this weekend and includes enough games to qualify Public League teams for state tournament
September 18, 2012
Children First Sites Provided Safe and Engaging Environments for Students While They Were Out of Class during Chicago Teachers Union Strike
September 17, 2012
September 17, 2012
September 17, 2012
Children First Plan Continues to Have Capacity to Serve Over 160,000 Students; Full-Day Opportunities Are Available At Over 450 School Sites, Parks, Libraries, Community and Faith Centers Across the City
September 16, 2012
Children First Plan Enters Second Week And Continues to Have Capacity to Serve Over 160,000 Students; Full-Day Opportunities Are Available At Over 450 School Sites, Parks, Libraries, Community and Faith Centers Across the City
September 16, 2012
September 16, 2012
September 13, 2012
Online coursework helps students keep up their studies while the CTU continues to choose to strike; Full-day opportunities remain available for students at Children First sites, parks, Safe Haven sites and nonprofit partners should CTU continue strike
September 12, 2012
An additional 600 children will be offered a safe and engaging environment; CPS and the City of Chicago continue to respond to parent and community feedback while the Chicago Teachers Union continues to choose to strike
September 11, 2012
CPS Commits to Extending Hours at Children First School Sites on Thursday to Support Parents; Full-Day Opportunities Available for More than 160,000 Students
September 11, 2012
Should CTU continue to strike, 147 Children First sites will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to keep kids safe, engaged, provide meals and help support Chicago’s parents
September 10, 2012
Leadership and collaboration across city is encouraging as City finishes first day of Children First plan; CPS expands number of Children First sites based on community and parent feedback
September 09, 2012
CPS Plan Ready, Chicago Teachers Union Has Chosen to Strike
September 07, 2012
Today marks the end of the first week in which all CPS students have been in school with the Full School Day; Early Track students complete their first month of school today
September 06, 2012
If CTU chooses to strike, CPS to coordinate safe and engaging environments for students whose families cannot access alternative options; 144 school sites will be open with limited hours; tools are available now for parents to sign up students
September 04, 2012
All Chicago Students Benefit from More Quality Time in Reading, Math and Science and New Opportunities in Recess and Enrichment like Art, Music, PE

August 2012

August 31, 2012
Back to school hashtag lighting up Chicago skyline / public service announcements to generate interest in first day of school Sept. 4
August 30, 2012
Full School Day will give von Linne students more time in reading and math and new exposure to fine arts
August 30, 2012
Letter to Illinois High School Association notes potential impact on 11,000 CPS student-athletes
August 30, 2012
145 Schools to Remain Open and Provide Students with Safe Environment, Engaging Activities and Meals; City Sister Agencies and Departments, Community, Faith and Non-Profits to Aid in Providing Services to Kids
August 29, 2012
Track E principals share benefits Full School Day has had on students and teachers
August 24, 2012
Family Contributes to ‘a Safer Game of Football’ in Memory of NFL-Great Dave Duerson
August 22, 2012
CPS ACT Composite Scores Highest on Record
August 22, 2012
Board Passes Budget that Enables District to Implement Full School Day, Protect Early Childhood Education and Maintain Class Size
August 21, 2012
College enrollment rate highest on record and up for seventh consecutive year
August 16, 2012
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August 14, 2012
Brunson students will get an average of 30 more minutes in reading, 15 more minutes in science, 10 more minutes of enrichment and new 25-minute recess
August 13, 2012
Chicago Elementary Schools Move to 7 Hours and High Schools Move to 7.5 hours; Students No Longer Attend One of Shortest School Days in Country
August 10, 2012
Contract Ratified by Fourth Largest Union in CPS
August 06, 2012
Only One Day Left to Show Generosity and Help CPS Students Get Ready to Return to School
August 03, 2012
Three-Year Investment Creates Opportunity for Over 5,000 Children Starting in Fall 2013
August 01, 2012
23 properties, including former school buildings and vacant lots, will be put on the market

July 2012

July 31, 2012
Reminds public there are seven more days to show generosity and help needy CPS students get ready to return to school
July 30, 2012
For second year in a row, CPS partners with Groupon’s philanthropic team to provide opportunity to purchase a year's worth of school supplies for District's students
July 26, 2012
Dr. Markay Winston boasts background as administrator, school psychologist, mental health consultant
July 26, 2012
Skilled change agent to drive implementation of plan and ensure CPS’ vision for success remains on track
July 24, 2012
CPS and CTU work in collaboration to negotiate key proposal as part of ongoing contract negotiation, ensuring Full School Day moves forward as planned for students
July 18, 2012
Mayor Emanuel Supports Efforts to Get Students Back to School on the First Day with a Call to Action for Other City Agencies, Business Community, Community Organizations and Volunteers
July 17, 2012
Those interested in participating in the tele-townhall must call (888) 886-6603 Ext.19457#.
July 16, 2012
New Website Serves as a Digital Hub for Arts Education to Engage Stakeholders and Support Plan Development
July 16, 2012
Pioneer Schools show promise by nearly tripling the District’s average growth in Meets/Exceeds; quadrupling in the Exceeds category
July 13, 2012
"We simply cannot, and will not, allow any employee to break the trust that parents and children of this District place in us every day,” says CEO Brizard
July 11, 2012
Feature Gives Insight into Budget and Decision-Making Process, Creates New Level of Transparency
July 06, 2012
$144 million in cuts and other actions allow District to eliminate $665 million deficit and fund Full School Day, Early Childhood Education and maintain class size
July 05, 2012
July 5, 2012
July 05, 2012
Savings to Support Full School Day, Early Childhood Development and Maintain Class Size
July 04, 2012
July 4, 2012

June 2012

June 29, 2012
June 28, 2012
June 28, 2012
Schools that will be closed include Altgeld, Attucks, Bennett, Courtenay, Faraday, Gregory, Holden, Penn, Stevenson, Pope, Jahn and Harold Washington.
June 27, 2012
CPS Expands Anti-Bullying Policy, Eliminates Automatic 10-day Suspensions That Take Students Out of Classrooms
June 27, 2012
$41 Million Will Help Address $114 Million Loss in State and Federal Revenue in Fiscal Year 2013
June 27, 2012
Longtime First Deputy General Counsel Will Immediately Transition Into New Role Following Retirement of Current General Counsel Patrick Rocks
June 26, 2012
CPS Expands Anti-Bullying Policy, Eliminates Automatic 10-day Suspensions That Take Students Out of Classrooms
June 14, 2012
Contract Includes First-Ever Maternity Leave Benefits, Professional Development and Wellness Programs for 5,500 Members of Second Largest Union in CPS
June 13, 2012
Partnership between Chicago Public Schools and faith-based community aimed at providing children with a safe and active environment during the summer
June 09, 2012
District Gains Momentum with Steady Increases over the Past Five Years
June 04, 2012
Three-year contract to be recommended for ratification by 5,500 members of second largest labor union in CPS

May 2012

May 25, 2012
Ruling an important win for students and families across the district
May 23, 2012
CPS and PUSH Excel to Hold Voter Registration Drives at High Schools Across the District
May 21, 2012
Extensions ensure continuation of service while district launches competitive bidding process
May 17, 2012
Gardens Will Serve as an Extension of the Classroom to Help Students Build Skills and Tools to Lead Healthier Lives
May 10, 2012
CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard Congratulates and Thanks Award Recipients
May 10, 2012
Discover Donates $1 Million to Teach Students Financial Literacy
May 03, 2012
Website to Help Public Remain Engaged and Informed During On-Going Collective Bargaining Negotiations
May 03, 2012
Contract Includes First-Ever Maternity Leave Benefits, Professional Development and Wellness Programs for 3,200 Members of third largest union in CPS
May 02, 2012
Proposes $110 Million to Address Immediate Needs in FY 13, From New Playgrounds to Repairing Decades-old School Chimneys
May 01, 2012
Extended Deadline Gives Parents More Time to Apply to New STEM School

April 2012

April 30, 2012
CEO Brizard Taps Experienced Educators as Interim Chief Education Officer and Early Childhood Officer
April 30, 2012
Education and Safety Offices More Aligned to Build Off Early Successes in Current School Year as a Result of New Approach and Collaboration
April 27, 2012
April 27, 2012
April 27, 2012
New Approach Will Provide Quality Transportation Service and Better Ensure Safety of all Students
April 25, 2012
Chicago Leadership Collaborative (CLC) to Partner with Loyola University Chicago, New Leaders, Teach For America/Harvard, and University of Illinois/Chicago
April 25, 2012
Addresses District’s High Demand for Alternative Education Services
April 25, 2012
Will Re-Direct Education Program Funding and Cuts to Operations and Administrative Spending to Increase Flexibility for Principals and School Communities
April 20, 2012
Decision Will Ensure Fuller, Dedicated Councils in Place for New Two-Year Term
April 16, 2012
Meet with teachers, pick up report cards and vote for your LSC representatives April 18th or 19th
April 10, 2012
After Input from Parents and Teachers, Elementary Schools Adopt 7 Hour Day Next
April 05, 2012
Investment Part of District’s Effort to Promote Safe and Positive School Learning Environments to Help Boost Student Achievement

March 2012

March 30, 2012
Suggests safe alternate options for Spring activities
March 30, 2012
2010 State Law Requires CPS to Launch New Evaluation System Next School Year – CPS Will Fully Phase in New System Over Next Five Years

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