CPS Latino Advisory Committee Resigns Over School Budget CutsCPS Latino Advisory Committee chairman Jose Rico said his committee’s recommendations have fallen on deaf ears at the board, and that schools with mostly Latino students have the least amount of money spent on them.
Federal Judge Tosses Pat Quinn’s Lawsuit Over Elected School BoardChicago Public Schools is the only district of the state’s 859 to have a board chosen by the mayor rather than voters.
Chicago Board Of Education Suing State Over Public School FundingNearly a year after threatening to sue the state of Illinois over its system for funding public schools, the Chicago Board of Education has announced plans to file a civil rights lawsuit.
School Board To Vote On Revised CPS Budget, Even With $215M HoleDespite a massive budget hole and no apparent way to fill it, the Chicago Board of Education was set to vote Wednesday on an operating budget for the Chicago Public Schools for the current school year.
CPS Teachers To Begin Two-Day Vote On Tentative ContractTeachers would get no raises in the first two years, but would get 4.5 percent cost-of-living increases beginning in 2018. They also would get more prep time.
Chicago School Board Approves $5.4B CPS BudgetThe Chicago Board of Education voted unanimously today to approve a controversial $5.4 billion budget for the Chicago Public Schools, including a property tax hike to fund teacher pensions.
Board Of Education To Vote On $5.4 Billion CPS BudgetAfter weeks of discussions, the Chicago Public Schools budget comes down to a vote, and not everyone is thrilled with the direction the spending is going.
LaRaviere Accuses CPS Of Using "False Justification" For Ouster As PrincipalSpeaking publicly for the first time since his ouster as a Chicago Public Schools principal, frequent Emanuel administration critic Troy LaRaviere blasted the mayor and school board, accusing them of orchestrating his removal because he was seeking the top post at a school administrators’ group.
CPS Sues Byrd-Bennett, SUPES Academy For $65 MillionThe Chicago Public Schools have filed a lawsuit seeking to recover $65 million from former CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and SUPES Academy, the principal training firm at the center of a kickback scheme that led to her guilty plea on corruption charges.
Teachers Plan Rally Outside Bank Of America To Protest CPS DebtThe union expects a "big turnout" for its rally outside of the Midwest regional office of the Bank of America, which the union accuses of steering the Chicago Board of Education into making bad investments.
Dyett Parents' Hunger Strike Enters Day 9A group of South Side parents and activists have begun their ninth day of a hunger strike, as they demand the Chicago Board of Education accept their plan to turn Dyett High School into a global leadership and green technology academy.
Emanuel Appoints Claypool To Run CPS, Former ComEd CEO As School Board PresidentMayor Rahm Emanuel has tapped his top aide, Forrest Claypool, to run the Chicago Public Schools, and former ComEd chief executive officer Frank Clark as president of the Chicago Board of Education, a move the Chicago Teachers Union derided as more of the same from City Hall.