Troy LaRaviere Resigns As Blaine Principal, Slams Emanuel's "Destructive Political Agenda"Accusing Mayor Rahm Emanuel of "incompetent and uncaring mismanagement" of the Chicago Public Schools, and using a "kangaroo court" to try to dismiss him as principal of Blaine Elementary, Troy LaRaviere has announced his resignation in a blog post.
Chicago Teachers Are Back In Classrooms, But For How Long?As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, the uncertainty stems from the fact that teachers still have no contract.
Museums Offer Free Admission To CPS Students Before Classes ResumeChicago Public Schools students get a treat ahead of the first day of school. Some of the city's museums and cultural institutions are offering free admission.
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.
In E-Mail, Rauner Called CPS Teachers 'Virtually Illiterate'llinois Gov. Bruce Rauner once contended half of Chicago Public Schools teachers "are virtually illiterate" and half of its principals are "incompetent."
CPS Tells Principals No Layoffs, No Major CutsCPS Chief Executive Officer Forrest Claypool said there will be some efficiencies, but he can’t say exactly how a big budget gap will be closed.
Safe Passage Program Expanded To Protect Kids In Summer ProgramsZyonna Bragg wants to help other parents keep their kids safe. That’s why the Chicago Public Schools mom stands patrol in a neon vest, watching over kids on their way to classes at Crown Academy.
After Yearlong Budget Impasse, Optimism Growing In SpringfieldState lawmakers were holding their breath Wednesday night over a tentative deal to end the epic budget stalemate.
Rauner, Madigan Still At Odds On Education BudgetA day before state lawmakers were set to return to Springfield for another try at a stopgap budget plan, the governor and legislative leaders seemed to be sending mixed signals about the chances for a deal.
Activists To Rally In Demand For State Budget DealGet it done. That's the message some Chicagoans are hoping to send to state lawmakers on Tuesday; at issue, whether schools will open in the fall if the state can't come to a budget agreement.
Rauner: Agreement Near On Stopgap Budget, But No CPS BailoutIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday he's close to a compromise with Democratic lawmakers on a partial-year budget plan with just three days left in the fiscal year, but said that's not the case on legislation he favors to open public schools on time.