Covering Chicago's Back-to-School Season

Live Blog: CPS First Day of School

Live coverage of Chicago Public Schools' first day back

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    Chicago Public Schools Chief tells Michelle Relerford her thoughts on the new school year, budget cuts and Safe Passage routes. (Published Monday, Aug 26, 2013)

    Thousands of Chicago Public Schools students returned Monday to an overhauled district that saw 50 schools close, teachers fired and budgets cut. In response to parents' concerns about children walking to new schools, the district added "Safe Passage" routes to help kids travel safely.

    How will it all work out?

    We're tracking the first day of the new school year below. Follow along and tweet your comments using #NBC5.