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Northwest Side Schools Remain Some of the City's Most Crowded, Data Shows

Oct 23, 2014 • DNAinfo
Taft High School in Norwood Park remains the largest and most crowded public high school in Chicago, with 3,233 students studying in a building meant for 2,184 pupils. Taft added 38 students this school year, bringing its utilization rate to 148 ... More

CPS wants to delay new test even though state already said 'No'

Oct 22, 2014 • Chicago Sun-Times
And yet Chicago Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett told the Board of Education at their monthly meeting Wednesday that she still wants to delay the PARCC, which long has been scheduled to replace the Illinois Standard Achievement Test and Prairie State ... More

CPS wants to delay new standardized test; state already said 'No'

Oct 22, 2014 • Chicago Sun-Times
And yet Chicago Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett told the Board of Education at their monthly meeting Wednesday that she still wants to delay the PARCC, which long has been scheduled to replace the Illinois Standard Achievement Test and Prairie State ... More

Taft Principal Offers to Ease Cell Phone Ban

Oct 2, 2014 • DNAinfo
Taft High School Principal Mark Grishaber is offering to ease the ban on students using cell phones on campus — for a price. Here, kids play video games on smartphones while attending a public event on Sept. 22, 2012 in Ruesselsheim, Germany. View ... More

NW Side Teen's Forced Move to Ireland Subject of Taft Teacher's First Novel

Oct 15, 2014 • DNAinfo
An English teacher at Taft High School, Foley, 34, is looking forward to going back to work in January after giving birth to Roisin, who is now 5 months old. But her little girl isn't Foley's only baby — the Jefferson Park resident's first novel ... More

Chicago Soccer Star Tranfers Passion from Playing to Officiating

Oct 13, 2014 • DNAinfo
There's no time to rest while the Taft High School graduate is chasing his dream of becoming a professional soccer official — working 8-10 men's and women's college, high school and youth games a week all over the Midwest while taking 19 credit hours ... More

CPS Enrollment Dips Below 400K Students

Sep 30, 2014 • ChicagoNow (blog)
Fewer Aramark custodians in CPS schools losing their jobs Tuesday Chicago Sun-Times: Aramark, the private service company now in charge of managing all the custodians in Chicago Public Schools, has decreased the number of janitors who were going to ... More

For Sale in Forest Glen: Rehabbed Six-Bedroom Bungalow For $699900

Sep 25, 2014 • DNAinfo
CHICAGO — A Forest Glen bungalow "that has been rehabbed from top to bottom without losing its charm" is on the market for $699,900, according to Baird and Warner's Ginda Purdy. The home at 6550 N. Ponchartrain Blvd. has six bedrooms, 4½ bathrooms ... More

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