CPS

Crime
Prosecutors accuse two women of failing to protect 3-year-old Aaron Minor after his mother was flagged to Child Protective Services.
Politics
If I had to choose one phrase to sum up America's efforts against terrorism since 9/11, it would be that lay definition of mental illness, doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.
Chicago
Veterans For Peace is an international 501(c)3 organization of military veterans and allies whose main focus is to abolish
Chicago
The city of Chicago wants to build another selective enrollment high school using TIF money to pay for it. I can see how
Education
If politics make strange bedfellows, as the saying goes, then school politics just make fellows strange. Here are some real
Chicago
Chicago Public Schools' ethics watchdog recently released its annual report on investigations within CPS, focusing on issues like families lying to get their children into selective-enrollment schools.
Chicago
Here are the top 25 school districts in Illinois with the highest projected deficit spending and surplus spending for the
Chicago
Chicago taxpayers undoubtedly slept better this week after being reassured by former Board of Education President David Vitale that they got their money's worth from the now-infamous $20.5 million, no-bid contract between CPS and SUPES Academy.
Politics
The former leader could face over seven years in jail.
Chicago
When Gale wrote the movie, there was no Major League Baseball team in Miami, or anywhere in Florida for that matter. So making
Chicago
Five years ago, on September 15, 2010, a group of mothers began a sit-in at Whittier Elementary School in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. The mothers took this action only after trying unsuccessfully for years to get a library for their kids' school.
Politics
"Not having to participate in this complicated system is really a privilege."
Politics
"This is their way of pushing us out of our own community."
Black Voices
Low-income, minority families are pleading to keep Dyett High School an open-enrollment institution.
Chicago
Social studies teachers at Chicago's Darwin Elementary School probably had a blast last month preparing their seventh and eighth-grade students for the state-mandated constitution test. Let's face it. In this town, test prep material practically writes itself.
Chicago
A week ago, I had the Illinois General Assembly meeting streaming in live on my computer. I wanted to follow the life of HB306, the bill that would bestow upon Illinois parents, the legal right to speak on behalf of their children when it comes to opting out of standardized tests.
Chicago
A tenacious journalist does some digging and uncovers highly suspect -- perhaps criminal -- conduct by a top CPS/Chicago Board of Education official.