Board Of Education
School board members who will make the final decision were still out visiting schools on the Chicago Public School “hit list,” and not all are convinced that all of them should be closed.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Sunday made an appointment to the Chicago Board of Education and a nomination to the Chicago Housing Authority board.
The Chicago Board of Education is looking to sweeten the deal for charter schools if they adopt a longer school day.
Gov. Pat Quinn has proposed a plan to merge the state’s current 868 school districts into no more than 300, a move aimed at saving $100 million.
Taxpayers could be left footing the bill in a costly legal battle involving a Chicago state representative.
The head of the Chicago Teachers Union says voters – and not the mayor – should decide who runs the school district.
Two months into the school year, Chicago Board of Education officials Tuesday were already estimating next school year’s deficit at $700 million.
The annual report card for Illinois schools is due out Friday, and the state Board of Education says hundreds of public schools are falling short of the ever-higher standards set by the federal No Child Left Behind law.
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