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Chance the Rapper donates $2.2M to 20 CPS schools

Chance the Rapper on Friday September 1, announced he was donating $2.2 million to 20 Chicago Public Schools. The schools are: Ambrose Plamondon Elementary Mireles Elementary Academy C.E....

CPS screening process discriminated against Black candidates

By Sara Karp, wbez.org Chicago Public Schools has admitted a teacher screening process used since 2012 discriminated against black and Latino applicants. The process blocked many applicants...

Teachers strike date is set for October 11

By Crusader Staff Reporter The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) on Wednesday, September 28, set a strike date for Tuesday, October 11, a move that threatens...

Chicago Children Not at Risk for Lead

By J. Coyden Palmer A local pediatrician says the risk for Chicago kids to contract lead poisoning from water at their school is nearly...

Chicago Public School sues to keep schools closed

Chicago Crusader staff report Two weeks after a stunning decision to keep several South Side charter school open, Chicago Public Schools filed three lawsuits against...

Teachers Strike: CPS releases list of contingency sites on April 1

By abc7chicago.com Chicago Public Schools has opened 250 contingency sites for students during the one-day teachers strike on April 1st. The sites will keep students...

Charter schools win appeals to stay open

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Hundreds of parents and students remained stunned after an unprecedented decision by the Illinois State Commission (ISC), which unanimously granted...

Report: CPS inflates graduation rates for high schools

By Becky Vevea/WBEZ, Sarah Karp/Better Government Association Graduation rates at almost every Chicago high school over the past four years have been revised following an...

SPECIAL REPORT: HOW CPS FAILED LAQUAN MCDONALD

By Sarah Karp, bettergov.org The videotaped shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer was a criminal act, according to prosecutors who have...

Pastor wants churches to host students in the event of a...

Chicago Crusader staff report As the Chicago Teachers Union drifts closer to strike, a Black pastor is proposing a unique alternative to keep thousands of...