Help with Homework

Need a little help with a math homework question? Looking for topics for your next history report?

Then check out the “Chicago Public School Library Database” — a helpful resource provided by the CPS Department of Libraries and Information Services. Many sections are easy to open, but some links may require a password. If you need help, or log-on information, please contact the school librarian for assistance.


  • CPS has issued a new  Guide to the CPS Homework Policy (click here) which outlines the responsibilities of students, parents, teachers, principals and LSCs. The document also lists a few helpful homework tips, and provides suggested time allocations per day for teacher-directed homework assignments by grade level. Please take a moment to review this important document with your child.
  • Ask your teacher about out the “Reading and Writing Buddies” program — in which older students come into classrooms to help younger students with reading and writing projects. This program is run by the teachers.
  • Visit the Chicago Public Library Web site – This tool is a great resource for children and parents, alike. Find local libraries, put books on hold, check out schedules for local events, and discover Chicago history.
  • Note to parents: If your child could benefit from the assistance of a tutor, we encourage you to communicate your concerns with your child’s teacher, by leaving a note in the teacher’s mailbox (in the main office). Your teacher can recommend various options. Also, if you have extra time and are willing to spend it helping a child get the extra help they need, as a tutor or mentor, please inform your child’s teacher. Please review volunteer information HERE.

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