Schools Stand By Transgender Policies After Trump Reverses Obama RulePresident Donald Trump has lifted the Obama administration’s policies requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom matching their gender identity, but the decision likely means little for existing policies in Illinois.
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.
Chairman Of Chicago Republican Party Files Ethics Complains Against CPSThe head of the Chicago Republican Party has filed a complaint with the inspector general of Chicago Public Schools - after the Schools CEO Forrest Claypool sent a letter to parents criticizing Illinois' Republican governor.
Northwestern Academy Receives New Home In Chicago BuildingChicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel touts the city's free college program at a reception for the grand opening of Northwestern Academy.
City Sells $1.16B In Bonds, But Pays A Heavy Price For CPS CrisisChicago sold $1.16 billion in general obligation bonds Thursday, but paid a heavy price for a school financial crisis made worse by Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill promising $215 million in pension help.
Cash-Strapped CPS To Impose 4 Unpaid Furlough Days For All EmployeesFacing a $215 million hole in the budget for the current school year, the Chicago Public Schools have announced all employees will be forced to take four unpaid furlough days this spring.
$400M Property Tax Increase Could Save CPS Finances: Moody’sA property tax increase of that size, through, would weaken the city’s “political and practical ability” to increase taxes to fund pensions and other city services, Moody’s said.
3 Noble Charter Staffers OK’d Using CPS Student Data To RecruitThree officials with the Noble Network of Charter Schools signed off on using an improperly obtained list of Chicago Public School students’ names, addresses, current schools and grade levels to send recruitment postcards to the homes of at least 28,000 CPS kids, records show.
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.
Governor Rauner Explains Veto Of CPS Pension Bailout Governor Bruce Rauner is defending his veto of a bailout of Chicago Public Schools pensions while saying he's still ready to negotiate with democratic leaders in the legislature.