Board Of Education

Joi Taylor (Credit: Hillside Police)

Brothers File Lawsuit After Proviso West Cafeteria Monitor Charged With Sexually Assaulting Students

Two brothers, both students at a west suburban high school, have filed a lawsuit against the district and board of education, alleging they were both molested by a cafeteria monitor who has since been charged with the crime.


Empty Classroom

Some Chicago Schools On Closure List Could Be Spared

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

Mayor Makes Board of Education, Chicago Housing Authority Appointments

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Sunday made an appointment to the Chicago Board of Education and a nomination to the Chicago Housing Authority board.


Empty Classroom

Board Of Ed Urges Charter Schools To Lengthen Day

The Chicago Board of Education is looking to sweeten the deal for charter schools if they adopt a longer school day.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn Budget Address

Governor Pushing For Merger Of School Districts

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.


Monique Davis Office

Taxpayers Might Have To Pay State Rep’s Bills

Taxpayers could be left footing the bill in a costly legal battle involving a Chicago state representative.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2011

Chicago Public Schools

Teachers Union: Voters Should Pick School Board

The head of the Chicago Teachers Union says voters – and not the mayor – should decide who runs the school district.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2010

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Predicts $700M Deficit For Next Year

Two months into the school year, Chicago Board of Education officials Tuesday were already estimating next school year’s deficit at $700 million.



Report: Illinois Schools Falling Short

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.

CBS Chicago–10/29/2010