Several hundred people gathered at the corner of Halsted and Roscoe, in the heart of Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood, for a vigil.
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At Reilly Elementary, one drinking fountain’s lead level was 22 times higher than the EPA action level.
The bleak financial picture of Chicago Public schools is causing some to pack their bags.
Primary grade class sizes in Chicago have increased, while experts say smaller classes in those grades are key to later performance.
On Thursday afternoon, a group of Orr High School students ventured onto Pulaski Road in West Garfield Park where they held a peace march and did a dance performance.
If school leaders follow the current plan, all engineers will be working for a private company by the 2017-2018 school year.
About 100 people rallied downtown this morning, calling for more state money for Chicago schools.
As part of that effort, principals are holding meetings for parents to explain just how terrible things could get.
Amid uncertainty around CPS’ budget, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is promising the South Loop area will get a new elementary school.