Chicago Board of Education
A 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.
Mayor 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.
A top financial analyst said bond rating agencies probably won’t be troubled by the Chicago Board of Education’s vote to borrow more than $1 billion to help the Chicago Public Schools address a massive budget crunch in the coming year.
A woman has filed a federal lawsuit against the Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Board of Education, claiming school officials failed to protect her son, after learning the kindergartener was being sexually abused by a classmate.
In the wake of the resignation of Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the interim head of the district was pledging to work with the new Chicago Board of Education, while begging off staying in his current position on a permanent basis.
As Mayor Rahm Emanuel searches for a new leader for the Chicago Public Schools, he also has decided to replace most of the school board that approved a controversial $20.5 million no-bid contract which is the focus of a federal investigation.
One day after the city of Chicago took a big hit to its credit rating, a leading bond-rating agency downgraded the Chicago Public Schools debt to “junk” status.
The Chicago Public Schools have suspended a controversial $20.5 million contract with a company that provides leadership training to principals, amid a federal investigation of the company’s ties to CPS Chief Executive Officer Barbara Byrd-Bennett.
Chicago Public Schools parents and other education advocates were outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall on Monday, demanding he “push the reset button” on his appointed school board, amid an ongoing contract scandal.
Chicago Public Schools is the target of a federal investigation, officials acknowledged on Wednesday.
An outspoken couple with four kids attending Chicago Public Schools has filed a federal lawsuit, seeking to overturn a district decision banning them from public meetings of the Chicago Board of Education.
hose who want to see an elected Board of Education in Chicago say this week’s overwhelming referendum vote in favor of the idea may be symbolic, but it’s a real boost, too.
Voters in 37 wards voiced overwhelming support for an elected school board on Tuesday, though it’s questionable whether the idea would really go anywhere.
Pregnant teachers at a Northwest Side elementary school were fired in violation of the law when they announced their pregnancies, the U.S. Justice Department alleges in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
Chicago Police broke up a demonstration at City Hall on Thursday, after activists staged a sit-in to protest controversial bond deals at the Chicago Public Schools.
A dozen school activists paraded outside a Chicago Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, protesting what they said has been a five-year delay in cleaning up toxic lead paint from a Rogers Park elementary school.
An influential Chicago Public Schools principal has said the district’s own figures show much of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s education reform plan isn’t working.
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said a recent poll showing most voters are unhappy with how Mayor Rahm Emanuel is handling the Chicago Public Schools reveals “pushback for … failed policies” such as the controversial closing of nearly 50 schools.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended the Chicago Public Schools’ use of what some would call a fiscal “gimmick” to balance its $6.8 billion budget for next school year.
Chicago Public Schools officials have decided to move away from zero-tolerance approaches to student discipline.