Most vulnerable CPS students suspended most often

A new report from the Consortium on Chicago Schools Research offers a sobering look at racial disparities in disciplinary actions at CPS high schools. Among the findings: 30 percent of high school students with a documented history of being abused or neglected were suspended in the 2013-2014 school year.

Words are their weapons

Each year Louder Than a Bomb puts more than 1,000 young poets from Chicago-area middle and high schools together in a furious battle of words that validates and celebrates their view of the world. Here are some of their works.