Chicago Public Schools

Carbon Monoxide Leak At Brighton Park School Leaves 2 Teachers SickTwo teachers were hospitalized Friday morning, after they were sickened by a carbon monoxide leak at a Brighton Park neighborhood elementary school.
Claypool Says CPS Ready To Make Budget Cuts If Springfield Increases FundingChicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool says his administration is ready to make more budget cuts if Springfield ups the ante on funding for the City’s school system, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Blogger Honored For Food Activism At Public SchoolsA Buffalo Grove educator and blogger has been named one of the most inspiring women in food.
Mothers Sue CPS After Carbon Monoxide Leak At Prussing ElementaryThe six lawsuits allege negligence by CPS in the Oct. 30 carbon monoxide leak at Prussing Elementary School in the Jefferson Park neighborhood.
Woman Files Federal Lawsuit Claiming CPS Teacher Hit Her Son Because He's BlackA woman alleges in a federal lawsuit that a white Chicago Public Schools teacher hit her son because he’s black, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Survey Of CPS Principals Shows 6 Out Of 10 Leave Within 5 YearsA survey of Chicago Public School Principals says most of them are leaving the school system early and not necessarily in search of better pay, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
CTU Promising Strike Vote If CPS Lays Off TeachersThe Chicago Teachers Union is charging that public school students are being held hostage by the continuing budget battle in Springfield.
CPS Warns Of Potential Layoffs As Union Tells Teachers To Prepare For StrikeDrastic cuts leading to teacher layoffs and dramatically higher class sizes could hit Chicago classrooms in the first week of February.
Parents Say CPS Not Providing Consistent Nursing Care For Diabetic ChildA frustrated dad is speaking out against Chicago Public Schools after he says his little girl hasn't been getting the medical attention she needs.
CPS Bringing High-Speed Internet To Every ClassroomEvery classroom at the Chicago Public Schools should have broadband wireless Internet access by next school year, thanks to a $38 million federal grant announced Tuesday.
Ex-CPS Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett Pleads Guilty To Kickback SchemeFormer Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has pleaded guilty to a bribery scheme to steer more than $23 million in no-bid contracts to a former employer for $2.3 million in bribes and kickbacks.
Emanuel Expresses Outrage At Byrd-Bennett, Denies Involvement In SUPES ContractsMayor Rahm Emanuel says he had nothing to do with the $23 million in contracts that indicted former Schools Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett recommended to the school board, and is infuriated with her, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
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