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CPS Releases New School Year Calendar, Eliminates Two-Schedule System

All Chicago public school students will have a single calendar with the start of the next school year. On Wednesday Jan. 23, the Chicago Board of Education approved a measure that will end the two-track school schedule it had implemented several years ago. The elimination of the two-schedule system was part of the negotiations with […]

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Transfer Battle: CPS Red Tape Ties Up Incoming Freshmen

Since the beginning of the new academic year, Richards High School principal, Mary Dolan, and neighborhood parents have struggled over the fate of incoming 9th graders who were accepted to other area schools. Parents whose children were ready to start in other high schools but who were also enrolled in the Richards’ roster said their […]

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Track E System Shows Positive Results, Local School Struggles with Heat

While some Chicago students are still enjoying the last weeks of summer others have begun working on their first homework assignments, adjusting to the first weeks back at school. Track E schools, a newer system with a less extended summer break and more one-week breaks throughout the school year, began classes on August 8 for […]