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July 29, 2012 through July 29, 2014
July 2014
Creating a New Generation of Chefs
July 24, 2014
Local cooking camp gets students excited about healthy eating
Books Come to Life for CPS Students
July 17, 2014
Local nonprofit brings the joy of theater to over 6,000 youth
Making College Dreams Come True
July 15, 2014
CPS Announces 2014 UNCF Scholars
Students Encouraged to Eat Free and Play
July 11, 2014
Free meals and activities available through LunchStop
District Reports Huge Strides in Student Safety
July 03, 2014
New discipline strategy effective in keeping students safe and in school

June 2014
CPS Students Shine in D.C.
June 30, 2014
Talent abounds at national competitions
CPS Grad Crowned Miss Illinois
June 26, 2014
District alum to compete in Miss America Pageant
Book Giveaway Boosts Summer Reading
June 20, 2014
CPS students to enhance their home libraries
Creating Pathways to College Success
June 18, 2014
Morgan Park High School to establish dual enrollment program with Saint Xavier University
Thousands of Options for Summer Fun
June 16, 2014
CPS students explore Chicago City of Learning
Two CPS Baseball Players Drafted by White Sox
June 13, 2014
Student athletes could be headed for the major leagues
5,000 Volunteers Beautify Schools
June 12, 2014
Annual Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon brightens school communities
Talent Abounds at All-City Arts Show
June 12, 2014
Student performers light up the stage
CPS Students Say Yes To The Prom
June 05, 2014
National initiative helps prom dreams come true

May 2014
Students Explore Digital Media
May 30, 2014
Talent abound at annual TechXPO
CPS Wins Competitive STEM Grant
May 28, 2014
New funding to bolster citywide STEM strategy
New Tennis Facility to Serve CPS Students
May 23, 2014
Community partnership promotes healthy lifestyle among children and families
Young Inventors Shine at Convention
May 23, 2014
150 students participate in annual Invention Convention
Students Walk to Fight Autism
May 20, 2014
CPS schools support Autism Awareness Month
Gates Scholarship Keeps Sisters Together
May 16, 2014
First-ever twins named Gates Millennium Scholars
Student Artwork to Brighten Farmers Markets
May 15, 2014
Mather student creates winning design in annual art competition
Students to Create New CPS Logo
May 14, 2014
District-wide art contest ends May 28
CPS Teachers Get Big Thank-You
May 13, 2014
3 teachers receive grants from “Thank A Million Teachers” campaign
CPS Celebrates National PE and Sports Week
May 09, 2014
Edison Park students enjoy extra hours of PE
CPS Wins First-Ever Golden Apple Award for Principals
May 07, 2014
Lindblom principal Alan Mather honored for excellence in leadership
Jones Prep to Host Destination: Chicago
May 07, 2014
Chicago youth encouraged to explore summer options
CPS Celebrates Special Olympics
May 06, 2014
Thousands of students compete in annual Spring Games
Healthy Eyes, Happy Students
May 05, 2014
CPS expands vision program to cover more children
Talking with Kids About Money
May 01, 2014
CPS builds financial literacy among students

April 2014
Library Makeover Wows School Community
April 30, 2014
2,000 new books to inspire young readers
CPS Students Explore the Brain
April 29, 2014
Lake View High School hosts annual Brain Awareness Fair
CPS to Add New Selective Enrollment High School
April 24, 2014
1,200 more students to benefit from robust learning environment
Earth Day Inspires a "Solarbration"
April 22, 2014
Students District-wide enjoy living green
CPS Creates Largest IB Network in the Nation
April 21, 2014
5 schools to receive new IB Programmes in SY 14-15
First Lady Joins CPS College Tour
April 18, 2014
CPS students tour Howard University alongside First Lady Michelle Obama
Future Teachers Start Out Strong
April 17, 2014
45 CPS students named Golden Apple Scholars
CPS Health Policies Receive National Acclaim
April 15, 2014
Organizations Praise District’s commitment to student health
The Great Debates
April 11, 2014
Four CPS students competed in Arabic Debates in Doha, Qatar
CPS Students Say Yes to the Dress
April 08, 2014
Community partners making prom more affordable
Bronzeville Goes to College
April 08, 2014
Providing students with early exposure to higher education
CPS Provides Families a Safe Haven
April 04, 2014
Offering students a safe, positive environment during spring break.
Thousands Attend Spring High School Fair
April 02, 2014
Engaging 8th-graders around the transition to high school
Calling All Parents! CPS Needs to Hear from You!
April 02, 2014
Take a moment to complete the My Voice, My School Parent Survey

March 2014
From Morgan Park to Olympic Park
March 31, 2014
CPS alum wins bronze in Sochi
Parents, CPS wants to hear from you!
March 28, 2014
Launch of the 2014 My School, My Voice Parent survey
Coming Home: Ruiz Alumni Return as Teachers
March 26, 2014
Former students to impact a new generation
Celebrating Early College Week
March 25, 2014
Early College STEM Schools broaden student horizons
CPS Preschoolers Ready to Learn!
March 24, 2014
Apply now for school-based early childhood programs!
Attention 8th-Graders: Need Help Choosing a High School?
March 24, 2014
CPS to host Spring High School Fair on March 29
Bridging the Gender Gap in Science
March 20, 2014
Creative programs to engage female students in STEM
Preparing Students for the Jobs of Today
March 19, 2014
Introducing Computer Science for All, a program to expand the District’s technology curriculum
Meet the “Green” Team from Locke Elementary
March 17, 2014
Student-led movement energizes community
Closing in on 1,000 Wins
March 14, 2014
Meet Dorothy Gaters, legendary girls’ basketball coach at Marshall High School
Broccoli Passes Student Taste Test
March 11, 2014
Community partner gets students excited about eating vegetables
Student Musicians “Bridge the Gap"
March 06, 2014
Advanced technology promotes music education

February 2014
Presenting the CPS Student Advisory Council
February 27, 2014
Student voices to lend valuable perspective to District leadership
CPS Teachers Achieve National Board Certification
February 25, 2014
Teachers honored for dedication to professional growth
CPS Students Celebrate Black History Month
February 24, 2014
Schools across the District create unique celebrations of culture
CPS Special Olympians Come Out on Top
February 21, 2014
Northside Learning Center wins gold in Special Olympics Snowshoe
Thousands of Students Enjoy Winning Lunch
February 20, 2014
Student recipes achieve District-wide appeal
CPS Chess Team Takes State
February 19, 2014
Whitney Young students silence the competition
CPS Launches Latino Advisory Committee
February 14, 2014
District to improve cultural connections with Latino students and their families
CPS Schools Celebrate Valentine’s Day
February 14, 2014
Student creativity leads to original, heartfelt gifts
Honoring “The Beloved Community”
February 13, 2014
Young poets explore the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Moving Performance Evokes Cultural Pride
February 10, 2014
Students at Northside Prep celebrate Black History Month
City to Focus on Adolescent Health
February 06, 2014
Working together to improve the health of Chicago teens
Intel Pours Thousands Into CPS Classrooms
February 03, 2014
Recycling drive leads to new technology in four schools

January 2014
Student Health a Priority for CPS
January 29, 2014
Mobile health clinic to bring medical care to schools
Bringing Technology to the Classroom
January 28, 2014
Teachers inspired by annual Tech Talk Conference
Parent Forums Tackle Relevant Issues
January 24, 2014
Neighborhood schools come together to benefit families
CPS to Implement New PE Policy
January 23, 2014
Schools to expand physical education programs for all students
Schools Made Beautiful by Day of Service
January 21, 2014
City Year puts bright new face on two CPS schools
CPS Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 20, 2014
Students celebrate the life and legacy of a civil rights hero
CPS to Host 7th Annual New Schools Expo
January 17, 2014
Families seeking school options are encouraged to attend
Student Posses Prepare for College
January 15, 2014
Nearly 100 CPS students receive the prestigious Posse Award
District to Help Thank A Million Teachers
January 15, 2014
CPS eager to support a movement dedicated to teacher appreciation
Student Artwork on Display in Chicago Loop
January 13, 2014
CPS students recognized for talent and creativity
CPS Students One with Nature
January 08, 2014
New funding source expands opportunities for science education
Facilities Team Comes Through for Students
January 08, 2014
Dedicated staff puts in long days preparing to reopen schools
Student Advocate Making a Difference
January 02, 2014
School community mobilizes to help a family in need
CPS Schools Embrace Social Media
January 02, 2014
Schools expanding their communication to benefit families

December 2013
Holiday Spirit Alive at Oriole Park
December 30, 2013
Student outreach serves the community and the world
Wood Foundation Grants Holiday Wishes
December 27, 2013
Community partnership creates special day at Lawndale
One CPS School to Feed Thousands
December 26, 2013
Student volunteers create holiday food packages for hungry families
Student Artists to Help Illinois Tornado Victims
December 23, 2013
Skinner North brings holiday joy to tornado-ravaged communities
Students Send Holiday Greetings to Troops
December 23, 2013
Lozano Elementary supports soldiers’ morale
CPS Community Comes Through for Students
December 19, 2013
District-run coat drive provides gifts of lasting warmth
Science and Nature Alive at Peirce
December 17, 2013
New science lab and learning garden energize school community
CPS Staff to Mentor Students
December 16, 2013
Announcing the launch of Mentoring the Next Generation: Chicago’s Children
Teachers Inspired by the Yale Experience
December 13, 2013
CPS Yale Fellows bring fresh ideas to District
Two Cadets Honored for Act of Heroism
December 06, 2013
Naval JROTC cadets step up when needed
Students at Goode Impress Dignitaries
December 06, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel visit Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy
A Winning Season for Lee Elementary
December 04, 2013
The Bulls and BMO Harris select Richard Henry Lee Elementary School for their “Adopt-A-School” program

November 2013
Tech-Savvy Students on Track to Succeed
November 26, 2013
CPS students rewarded for strong computer skills
Kennedy Students Mark National Day in History
November 25, 2013
Students celebrate the life and accomplishments of President John F. Kennedy
CPS Kindergarten Teacher Receives Prestigious Award
November 21, 2013
Virginia Valdez of Jamieson Elementary named Outstanding Early Career Educator of the Year
CPS Celebrates America Recycles Day
November 20, 2013
Students at Haines Elementary learn the value of recycling
CPS To Fill Seats on Local School Councils
November 19, 2013
date filing period now open for 2014 LSC elections
Burke Elementary Welcomes Child-Parent Center
November 15, 2013
New resource to enhance the lives of CPS students and their families
Student Chefs Win the Ultimate Taste Test
November 13, 2013
CPS schools busy Cooking up Change
Students Find Opportunity, Scholarships at HBCU Fair
November 12, 2013
Annual event helps students gain entrance to Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Calling All Juniors! CPS Needs Your Voice!
November 08, 2013
CEO Byrd-Bennett to create new Student Advisory Council
Parent Teacher Conference Day is November 12
November 07, 2013
Parent engagement opportunity
CPS Schools Ranked Highest in State
November 05, 2013
Payton and Skinner North among the top-performing schools in Illinois

October 2013
NFL Dance Moves Inspire Students
October 31, 2013
Chicago Bear Corey Wootton gets students excited about staying active
CPS Realigns Network Structure
October 30, 2013
New system will better reflect the landscape of District schools
Federal Grant to Improve Physical Education Options
October 29, 2013
CPS receives $2.25 million to expand nutrition and PE programs
Promising Student Joins CPS Board of Education
October 24, 2013
Senior Ashley Gordon named Honorary Student Board Member for SY2013-14
Famed Performer Inspires Students
October 23, 2013
Artist Janelle Monae shares the story behind her success
Manley Students Attend Leadership Conference
October 23, 2013
Student leaders build character, confidence and skill
CPS Students Visit Build-A-Bear Workshop
October 21, 2013
Spencer Elementary students build “reading buddies” to help them excel
Students Inspired by Chicago Athletes
October 18, 2013
Professional and collegiate athletes rally to support student health
Chicago Marathon Inspires Student Athletes
October 16, 2013
Students run to promote good health and physical fitness
CPS Celebrates Walk or Bike to School Day
October 15, 2013
Students walk and ride in support of healthy living
CPS Schools Honor Their Namesakes
October 15, 2013
Students across the city celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
CPS Teachers Shop for Free
October 10, 2013
Students to benefit from a school supply store on wheels
Hispanic Heritage Event Sparks National Interest
October 09, 2013
Blaine PTA Honored for Success in Multicultural Outreach
Chicago and Paris to be Partners in Education
October 04, 2013
International partnership broadens cultural horizons for students
Students Energized by Library Makeover
October 02, 2013
Corporate generosity gives Gregory Elementary a big boost
Deserving Teachers Get Big Surprise
October 01, 2013
OfficeMax makes October 1 “A Day Made Better”

September 2013
School Options Made Easier for Students
September 30, 2013
District empowers families to make informed choices
CPS Magnet School Earns Blue Ribbon Award
September 27, 2013
Frazier IB among the top-performing schools in the nation
Greeley Students Enjoy New Playground
September 26, 2013
Chicago Cubs support neighborhood school in the shadow of Wrigley
Chicago Bears to Support CPS Athletes
September 25, 2013
CPS partners with the Bears and Athletico to keep athletes safe
Plain White T’s Frontman Surprises Darwin Students
September 23, 2013
VH1's Save the Music helps Darwin Elementary kick start a new band class.
Hancock Named an Illinois Democracy School
September 19, 2013
Powerful civics experience to shape future leaders
Students Celebrate Their Hispanic Heritage
September 19, 2013
Little Village parade a display of cultural pride
Courtenay Elementary Students Become Trained Slime-ologists
September 17, 2013
Who knew that meeting Common Core standards in Science would lead students to create their own slime?
A New Face for Schurz High School
September 10, 2013
Students at Schurz get lift from community partnership
Local Artist Helps Students Create Legacy
September 10, 2013
Mosaic mural the work of every student at Ebinger Elementary
Active Lifestyle a Plus for Students
September 06, 2013
Increased physical activity could boost student success
Applications Available for Honorary Student Board Member
September 05, 2013
Chicago Board of Education seeks Honorary Student Board Member for the 2013-2014 school year.
Athlete Safety a Priority Across all Schools
September 03, 2013
CPS joins Senator Dick Durbin in his quest to better protect student athletes

August 2013
CPS Marks Historic Day in Civil Rights History
August 30, 2013
Students at King High School reflect on the impact made by their namesake
CPS Schools Start the Year off Strong
August 26, 2013
Students arrive eager and ready to learn on the first day
How CPS Gets Ready for School
August 23, 2013
Students, parents, teachers and principals prepare for a great first day
Special Curriculum to Address Students’ Emotional Needs
August 22, 2013
Teachers embrace a holistic approach to learning
CPS Staffers Lend “Helping Hands”
August 22, 2013
Employees work to get schools ready for the first day
Principals Recognized for Tremendous Growth
August 22, 2013
Principals Recognized for Tremendous Growth
CPS Achieves Record High Graduation Rates
August 15, 2013
Investments in quality education strengthen student futures
Students to Start the School Year Off Healthy
August 14, 2013
CPS urges families to complete student medical exams before August 26
2 Week Countdown to Start of School
August 13, 2013
CPS to make sure that welcoming schools start strong
CPS Releases Safe Passage Routes for Welcoming Schools
August 09, 2013
District strives to keep all students safe on their way to and from school
CPS Streamlines Standardized Testing Policy
August 07, 2013
All students to receive less testing in the 2013-14 school year
Students Work Hard to Get a Jump on College
August 02, 2013
Early College STEM Schools provide a path to higher education
CPS Students “Step Up to Kindergarten”
August 01, 2013
Youngest students eager to start school strong

July 2013
CPS Kicks Off Back to School Campaign
July 31, 2013
All CPS students should be in school on Monday, August 26
Students Bond over Love of Cooking
July 29, 2013
Local nonprofit to create a new generation of chefs
CPS Launches “Kits for Kidz” Campaign
July 25, 2013
Chicagoans urged to help students prepare for start of school
Student Gardeners Reap What They Sow
July 23, 2013
Learning gardens a valuable resource for students, even in summer
CPS Seniors Awarded $400 Million in Scholarships
July 18, 2013
Class of 2013 boasts record-breaking achievement
ISAT Scores Rise Throughout District
July 16, 2013
Despite tougher exam, our students continue to show significant growth
Chicago Cubs Reward Promising Youth
July 12, 2013
CPS students chosen by Cubs for unique scholarship program
Fine Arts Camp Creates New Bond
July 12, 2013
Student artists build skills and share talents
CPS Youth Help Move Transition Forward
July 03, 2013
Young adults provide the District with valuable summer service
CPS All-Stars Dominate in NYC
July 03, 2013
District athletes leave their mark on Yankee Stadium
A Day in the Park Brings Students Together
July 02, 2013
Families eager to meet and forge new beginnings
Student Safety Priority #1 for CPS
July 01, 2013
Parents collaborate with CPD and District leaders to create strong safety plans

June 2013
Students from Castellanos Give New Classmates the “Scoop”
June 27, 2013
Welcoming school hosts ice-cream social to welcome new students
From School Year’s End Comes New Beginnings
June 26, 2013
Students from three CPS schools eager to become one unit
Unique Program Supports At-Risk Youth
June 25, 2013
Drop-out rates decrease with specialized interventions
CPS Students Create Cultural Tapestry
June 21, 2013
Students from Brennemann and Stewart eager to blend traditions
Music and Mentoring Bring Students Together
June 20, 2013
Pershing students work to celebrate and combine school cultures
CPS Students Publish Novel
June 17, 2013
Student authors celebrate literary success
Learning Garden Goes from Seed to Salad
June 17, 2013
Students reap benefits of successful harvest
CPS Expands Safe Haven Program for Summer
June 14, 2013
Neighborhood options keep students safe and active during school break
CEO Byrd-Bennett Announces 5-Year Action Plan for CPS
June 11, 2013
New and enhanced initiatives will improve education experience for Chicago’s next generation
Student Inventors Impress at Convention
June 05, 2013
Young minds capable of huge creativity
Welcoming Schools Prepare for STEM and IB Programs
June 04, 2013
Thousands of CPS students to benefit from specialized curriculum
CPS Students Moving Forward Together
June 03, 2013
Sending and welcoming schools promote integration events

May 2013
High School Graduation Rates Reach an All-Time High
May 31, 2013
Class of 2013 to achieve record-breaking success
Enrollment Campaign Makes Big Strides
May 30, 2013
CPS schools working diligently to solidify fall enrollment
CPS Hosts Positive Behavior Cross-School Expo
May 23, 2013
Schools collaborate to improve social-emotional learning
Students Urged to Enroll in School by May 31!
May 22, 2013
Prompt enrollment to maximize resources for all CPS students
CPS Teacher Honored for Excellence
May 21, 2013
AUSL instructor recognized for innovative classroom techniques
Lane Tech Junior Makes Artistic Splash
May 17, 2013
Chicago Farmers Markets to feature student design on reusable shopping bags
CPS Parents Embrace New Beginnings
May 15, 2013
Three elementary schools prepare to become one school community
Student Athletes Shine at Special Olympics
May 09, 2013
Competition a fun and positive outlet for students with disabilities
School Nurses Pioneer Lifesaving Program
May 08, 2013
Protecting their students a high priority for CPS nurses
McDowell Teachers a Standout on Teacher Appreciation Day
May 07, 2013
Three teachers from McDowell Elementary give students the experience of a lifetime
Outreach Plans Ease Transition for Students with Disabilities
May 06, 2013
Welcoming schools to provide maximum support for students with special needs
Chicago United Hoops Classic Tips Off Tomorrow
May 03, 2013
The South Side vs. West Side high school basketball showcase features some of the most elite high school players in the state.
Three CPS Teachers Receive Golden Apple Awards
May 01, 2013
High school teachers honored for their dedication and excellence

April 2013
CPS Teacher a “Wonder” to Behold
April 30, 2013
C.E. Hughes Elementary boasts one of America’s most inspiring teachers
Students with Autism Learn L.I.F.E. Lessons
April 29, 2013
Innovative programs create a meaningful education experience for diverse learners
CPS Students Connect with Top Chefs
April 26, 2013
Culinary experts promote healthy eating in elementary schools
CPS Announces Assessment Changes for Grades K-2
April 26, 2013
Changes in testing requirements to create more time in the classroom
Student Artist Creates Lasting Gift
April 25, 2013
Winning rain barrel design promotes school conservation efforts
Veteran Educators Promote Positive Change
April 24, 2013
Principal Transition Coordinators to smooth student paths
CPS Students Celebrate Earth Day
April 22, 2013
Agassiz Elementary a leader in thinking “green”
District Youth Grants Give Students New Voice
April 18, 2013
CPS students create their own fun before and after school
Community Partnership Boosts Family Engagement
April 16, 2013
Parents can enjoy a variety of benefits by attending Report Card Pickup Day
OAE To Ensure Equitable Access to School Choice
April 15, 2013
Students to have a variety of academic options this fall
“Green” Dresses May Dominate Prom Season
April 05, 2013
Recycling company to promote class and conservation
Chicago’s Pre-School Students Ready To Learn!
April 05, 2013
Opportunities expanded for the city’s youngest learners
Brooks Senior Wins Citywide Essay Contest
April 01, 2013
Eloquent words bring one student's college dreams a step closer

March 2013
New Learning Gardens to be Installed in Welcoming Schools
March 26, 2013
Access to science and nutrition education a priority for new students
CPS Celebrates Women’s History Month
March 25, 2013
Unique student organization promotes female empowerment among teens
Student Safety a Priority during Transition
March 21, 2013
CPS works to ensure that paths to welcoming schools are safe
Staying Busy this Spring Break
March 21, 2013
Spring Break Safe Haven provides a way for students to stay busy and productive over Spring Break
Early Exposure Inspires Big Dreams
March 15, 2013
CPS partnership gives students a jumpstart on career paths in medicine
Aspiring Filmmakers Reach Great Heights
March 12, 2013
Six seniors from Hyde Park Academy honored for their broadcast talents
CPS Represented in Idol’s Top 20
March 06, 2013
Rickover Naval Academy senior Devin Velez vying to be the next American Idol
Music Royalty Comes to CPS
March 05, 2013
Student musicians enthralled by the presence of Yo-Yo Ma
First Lady Michelle Obama Says “Let’s Move!”
March 01, 2013
Celebrity event drives momentum for better health among students

February 2013
Shared History Fuels Student Pride
February 27, 2013
Sullivan High School students use words, dance, and music to celebrate their common heritage
Powerful Words Create Lasting Tributes
February 26, 2013
CPS students celebrate Black History Month with essays and poetry
CPS Announces Universal Full Day Kindergarten
February 25, 2013
Thousands of students receive new opportunity for academic success
Black History Brought to Life by Student Poets
February 21, 2013
Students personify civil rights leaders to honor their legacy
Students Rewarded for Tackling the Tough Issues
February 19, 2013
Two CPS students earn national recognition for their in-depth research
Illinois Honor Roll Reflects District Achievements
February 15, 2013
75 CPS schools recognized for excellence and improvement
CPS Students Receive the Gift of "Magic"
February 08, 2013
NBA superstar wows CPS students and staff with a surprise visit
My Voice, My School Survey for 2013
February 05, 2013
Student input helps to shape school improvement
CPS Partners with OfficeMax to Reward Teacher Generosity
February 04, 2013
100 teachers receive $1,000 in school supplies for their classrooms

January 2013
Board of Education Approves Unified Calendar
January 29, 2013
New calendar designed to best meet needs of families
CPS Releases FY12 CAFR
January 28, 2013
Unexpected Payments from County and State End FY12 with $344M Fund Balance, But All Dollars Are Already Budgeted to Pay Down FY13 Budget Deficit
History Comes to Life on National Stage
January 25, 2013
Presidential inauguration proves unforgettable for CPS students
CPS Launches Social Media Toolkit
January 23, 2013
Social Media Trailblazer videos highlight creative and effective use by principals and staff
Community Partnership Brightens Student Learning
January 22, 2013
Hard work and creativity combine to make one CPS school a work of art
Regional Science Fairs Showcase Student Research
January 18, 2013
Innovative projects reflect a District commitment to the importance of STEM
CPS Learning Path Helps Students Meet a High Bar
January 14, 2013
Specialized high school curriculum grooms students for careers in law and criminal justice
Parents/Students: CPS Needs Your Input on a New School Calendar. Take the Survey Today!
January 04, 2013
Help us develop a single-track calendar that is in the best interest of all CPS families
Pro Football Coach Honors CPS Roots
January 04, 2013
NFL great Marv Levy brings Hall of Fame glory home

December 2012
CPS Partnerships Inspire Holiday Spirit
December 26, 2012
Local law enforcement and Target take students on a holiday shopping trip
School Hallways Transformed Into Winter Wonderland
December 21, 2012
New principal creates joyful holiday memories for students
Celebrating the Holidays at Blair Early Childhood Center
December 19, 2012
Employee generosity brings Christmas cheer to special needs students
CPS Schools to Create New Learning Gardens
December 18, 2012
Mayor Emmanuel invests $1 million in hands-on nutrition and science education
Coach Honored for Empowering Special Needs Students
December 13, 2012
Coach Jessie Hudson creates a climate of joy and inclusion through her work with Special Olympics
CPS Dancers Wow Crowds at State Convention
December 10, 2012
Students from Ruiz Elementary display their talents in support of healthy living
First-year Teacher Goes the Extra Mile for Music Students
December 04, 2012
Fine arts grant provides a hands-on musical education at Schmid Elementary
Two CPS High Schools Achieve Blue Ribbon Status
December 03, 2012
Jones Prep and Lane Tech among the most elite schools in the nation

November 2012
CPS Counselor Receives National Recognition
November 30, 2012
Kenwood Academy's counselor Dr. Wyatt among most distinguished in nation
Community Partnership Fosters Student Growth
November 30, 2012
Corporate executives help build confidence in young readers
TARGET Attendance Challenge
November 20, 2012
CPS principals recognized for outstanding attendance numbers
CPS' JROTC Students Receive Medical Training at Rush
November 20, 2012
Students Awarded Special Honor after Completing Training
CPS Parents Encouraged to Attend EXPO 6.0
November 19, 2012
Talk with Leaders From More Than 100 Elementary and High Schools!
Evaluate the Academic Progress of Your Children’s Schools
November 14, 2012
School Progress Reports Now Available from CPS Schools
Newest Honorary Student Board Member
November 13, 2012
Marquis Watson to represent fellow CPS students at Board of Education meetings

October 2012
Principal Makes a Big Difference
October 26, 2012
Danielle Porch Fosters a Culture of Compassion and Academic Rigor at Caldwell Academy
CPS Band Director Wins "Teacher of the Year"
October 24, 2012
PEOPLE magazine awards Rauner College Prep music teacher for his commitment to students
CPS Unveils "Arts Abstract" for the Arts Education Plan
October 19, 2012
Plan Aims to Elevate the Arts in CPS Schools
A Renovated Library for Neil Elementary
October 12, 2012
Thanks to Target and The Heart of America Foundation, students will enjoy a state-of-the-art library
Mayor Emanuel Names Barbara Byrd-Bennett New CEO
October 12, 2012
Lifelong educator becomes leader of CPS
‘Science and Service’ for Junior ROTC Students
October 05, 2012
CPS partners with the Chicago City Colleges; Critical MASS aims to boost college enrollment, strengthen U.S. military members’ STEM skills

September 2012
Revised 2012-2013 Calendars
September 28, 2012
Revised School Calendars Make Up for Days Lost to Strike
Honorary Student Board Member
September 28, 2012
The Chicago Board of Education is seeking an Honorary Student Board Member for the 2012-2013 school year
National Board Certification
September 21, 2012
Deadline extended to October 30
School Open Today for CPS Students
September 19, 2012
All CPS students are expected to be back in the classroom
Educational Resources for Students
September 17, 2012
CPS is offering a variety of online coursework for students through the duration of the CTU strike
CPS Extending Hours at Children First Sites
September 12, 2012
All 147 Children First sites will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Children First
September 10, 2012
CPS Plan to Deliver Essential Services to Students in Event of a CTU Strike
CPS to Implement Children First Plan
September 09, 2012
CPS Plan Ready, Chicago Teachers Union Has Chosen to Strike
Sign Up for Parent Portal
September 06, 2012
Use CPS unique web-based tool that allows families to securely view your child’s grades and attendance
Track R CPS Schools Open with the Full School Day
September 04, 2012
All Chicago students benefit from more quality time in core subjects and new opportunities in recess, PE and enrichment classes

August 2012
Children First
August 29, 2012
CPS Plan to Deliver Essential Services to Students in Event of a CTU Strike
Bullish on the First Day of School
August 24, 2012
Track R students start on Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Edwards Elementary students compete in National History Day Contest
August 20, 2012
Led by their teacher, two Edwards projects made the nationals
New School Locator
August 15, 2012
Find schools quickly by name or address using our new and improved School Locator.
CEO Jean-Claude Brizard Rings in the New School Year
August 14, 2012
School Opens for Chicago’s Students with First Full School Day
Brunson Celebrates First Recess as Part of Full School Day
August 14, 2012
Students will receive additional time for reading, science, enrichment along with recess and new playground
Track E Starts Monday
August 08, 2012
Doors open at 243 CPS schools on August 13, 2012
CEO Brizard Reminds Families of the First Day of School
August 02, 2012
CPS is holding phone banks to get the word out about the start of school on August 13 for Track E students

July 2012
Kits for CPS Kids
July 30, 2012
CPS Partners with Groupon’s philanthropic team to urge residents to purchase Kits for Kidz

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