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Rainbow Push, Judge Mathis honor 10 2019 Jesse Jackson Fellows

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader With the Chicago Public Schools set to begin on September 4, Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., and Rainbow PUSH Coalition...

Girls explore careers in STEM with female zookeepers and scientists

On Saturday, May 5, more than 60 female high schoolers from Chicago Public Schools learned about sustainable initiatives and explored STEM careers with leading...

CPS high schools named among best in the nation

Chicago Public Schools recently celebrated the schools named to the 2018 Best High Schools list by U.S. News & World Report, the global authority...

Here they come!

By Kalyn Belsha, Special to the Crusader from the Chicago Reporter When Chicago Public Schools announced plans to close their neighborhood elementary school in March...

Leaders want Janice Jackson to be permanent CPS Chief

Crusader staff report Chicago’s Black leaders are urging Mayor Rahm Emanuel to make Chicago Public Schools interim chief Janice Jackson the permanent choice for the...

8 things to watch in Chicago Public Schools this year

By Linda Lutton and Sarah Karp, wbez.org More than 300,000 students will head back to Chicago public schools on Tuesday to start a new year...

CPS adding new course on history of Jon Burge torture cases

By Matt Masterson, Chicago Tonight/WTTW Chicago Public Schools students will soon begin learning about the crimes, cover-up and eventual conviction of one of the city’s...

Another big enrollment drop for Chicago schools drives down budget

By Sarah Karp, wbez.org Chicago Public Schools is projecting another big drop in student enrollment this year, resulting in less money going to its more...

Chance the Rapper dismisses scathing article written by Sun-Times columnist

By Lisa Chavarria, fox32chicago.com They say no good deed goes unpunished. Just three days after announcing he was donating a million dollars to Chicago Public Schools,...

Left behind 100 years later

By Lee Edwards, Chicago Crusader Failing grades. Dropouts. Suspensions. Some 100 years after the Great Migration, the problems are getting worse for Black students in Chicago...