Spotlight Archives 

October 18, 2015 through October 18, 2018

July 2018

July 27, 2018
Clemente senior, Isabella Garcia, calls her acceptance a "dream come true."
July 27, 2018
A Dyett High School freshman is launching her own company, Mimi's Accessories.
July 27, 2018
A Kenwood Academy senior is hosting a back-to-school event on Aug. 4.
July 19, 2018
Mayor Emanuel and CPS announced the expansion of a new Early Learning Center for three and four-year-olds.
July 16, 2018
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS announce the first group of 28 high schools that will receive new, upgraded or renovated science labs.
July 06, 2018
Largest CPS Capital Plan in More Than Two Decades

June 2018

June 27, 2018
A new team to protect students
June 14, 2018
Congratulations, class of 2018!
June 01, 2018
CPS is investing $20 million to bring full-day Pre-K to additional 3,700 students.
June 01, 2018
View updates on our commitment to protect students.

May 2018

May 31, 2018
LunchStop program provides free, healthy summer meals across Chicago to all children ages 1 – 18 years (children do not have to be CPS students)
May 29, 2018
Gallistel's band, choir, and orchestra made history at a state competition.
May 29, 2018
Students at Sullivan HS are joining with parents to cook healthy meals.
May 16, 2018
You're invited to participate in a series of town hall meetings
May 03, 2018
Dr. Hiram Broyls discusses his journey as principal of Burbank Elementary
May 03, 2018
This Teacher Appreciation Week, CEO Dr. Jackson encourages us all to #ThankATeacher

April 2018

April 26, 2018
Making a difference during National Volunteer Week
April 19, 2018
Chicago Board of Education seeking new student member - Application Deadline Extended
April 10, 2018
Dani Jo Williams brings a passion for dance back to the classroom
April 10, 2018
Students at Belding Elementary grow their own vegetables with tower gardens
April 04, 2018
Marshall HS's Coach Dorothy Gaters discuses her legacy
April 04, 2018
Principal Pavichevich shares her opinion on the expansion of IB programs

March 2018

March 23, 2018
CPS students will spend spring break helping with hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico
March 22, 2018
More Than 500 Attend 5th Annual Young Men of Color Summit

January 2018

January 02, 2018
January 02, 2018
A Message from Dr. Jackson

October 2017

September 2017

September 08, 2017
An Open Letter to Our Undocumented Students
September 07, 2017
CPS Academic Progress Report Shows Monumental Student Progress

August 2017

August 25, 2017
August 23, 2017
GoCPS Account Activation Allows Families to See the High School Programs Students Are Eligible to Apply to in 2018-19 Before Applications Begin Oct. 2
August 18, 2017
A letter from Frank M. Clark, Forrest Claypool, and Janice Jackson
August 18, 2017
A letter from Janice Jackson, Chief Education Officer

July 2017

July 10, 2017
LunchStop program provides free, healthy summer meals

June 2017

June 13, 2017
June 09, 2017
New School Will Offer Comprehensive Programming and Attract Neighborhood Students

May 2017

May 24, 2017
Three new graduation requirements approved by Board of Education
May 19, 2017
May 15, 2017
It’s time to start thinking about high school. Subscribe today to get the latest updates and information on the high school application process.
May 08, 2017
Meet Sandra Shimon
May 08, 2017
Meet Carla Jones
May 08, 2017
Meet Quinton Clemons
May 08, 2017
Meet John Nieciak
May 08, 2017
Meet Christina Garcia
May 01, 2017
Join us and #ThankATeacher!

April 2017

April 28, 2017
April 13, 2017
Complete the My Voice, My School Parent Survey
April 05, 2017
Ensuring a Degree for Life

February 2017

February 21, 2017
What It Means for CPS and Your Family (Updated With Resources)
February 17, 2017
Join the fight to end discriminatory education funding in Illinois!
February 06, 2017
Rauner's Broken Promise Hurts Chicago's Students
February 02, 2017
What It Means for CPS and Your Family

December 2016

December 01, 2016
CEO Forrest Claypool Responds to Gov. Rauner's Veto of S.B. 2822 and Calls the CPS Community to Action

September 2016

September 23, 2016
Apply now to be this year’s Honorary Student Board Member
September 05, 2016
Mayor Emanuel and CPS Announce Record High Graduation Rate of 73.5 Percent

August 2016

August 29, 2016
NWEA results are in, and the news is good.
August 19, 2016
Classes resume September 6, 2016!
August 08, 2016
Balanced Budget Puts District on a Path to Stability and Continued Academic Success

July 2016

July 01, 2016
LunchStop Program to provide free, healthy summer meals
July 01, 2016
Governor Rauner and General Assembly Unite to Support Education Funding

April 2016

April 19, 2016
Separate and unequal. That’s the education funding system CPS students are trapped in. Visit for more information.
April 16, 2016
Jointly appointed arbitrator recommends CPS contract proposal

March 2016

March 25, 2016
March 21, 2016
March 15, 2016
CPS students are making huge gains in Math and Reading, and that progress has garnered national attention.
March 11, 2016
March 11, 2016

February 2016

February 12, 2016
Learn how CPS will communicate in case of changes to class or extra-curricular schedules due to extreme weather.
February 05, 2016
Read CEO Forrest Claypool's Editorial in the Chicago Sun-Times
February 03, 2016
Learn more about what CPS proposed in the Tentative Agreement with the Chicago Teachers Union
February 02, 2016
Find the full details of the Tentative Agreement
February 01, 2016
CPS students to study and celebrate the culture, legacy and achievements of African-Americans.

January 2016

January 15, 2016
CPS partners with Khan Academy to boost growth in Math

November 2015

November 25, 2015
CPS students serve their communities this Thanksgiving
November 25, 2015
Wells Fargo presents thousands of CPS students with new winter coats
November 25, 2015
Advanced Placement courses give students a glimpse of college
November 03, 2015
Cynthia Rodriguez named Honorary Student Board Member

October 2015

October 28, 2015
Creating a path to college for undocumented students