Chicago Public 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.
The Chicago School Board passed a budget with a one-time bump, which gets it by this year but not next according to the fiscal watchdog the Civic Federation.
A Chicago teacher blew the whistle on alleged wrongdoing at a Chicago high school, and now he’s out of a job. He believes he was fired for speaking out and he’s not alone.
Aldermen grilled Chicago Public Schools officials on Tuesday about declining minority enrollment at some of the most renowned selective-enrollment schools in the city.
Several rallies were being held across the city on Wednesday, as part of the city’s effort to keep children safe from violence during summer break.
Chicago Public Schools officials have sent layoff notices to 550 teachers and 600 clerical support staff, but said the teachers will be able to apply for other open jobs with the district for next school year.
Chicago Public Schools officials have decided to move away from zero-tolerance approaches to student discipline.
The vice president of the Chicago Board of Education said Thursday that Chicago Public Schools does not condone anti-Semitism. It was the first time a Chicago schools official has used that term to describe an ugly incident at Ogden International School.
Sweet peppers, okra and kohlrabi sound like they belong on the menu of one of Chicago’s top restaurants, but actually as we discovered in this Original Report, it’s what you’ll find being grown, harvested and served in a handful of Chicago Public Schools.
The city’s Anti-Defamation League is calling for Chicago Public Schools to take action after a student was allegedly targeted by other students just because he’s Jewish.
A year after the Chicago Board of Education voted to close 50 public schools, the Chicago Teachers Union accused the district of breaking promises to use the money saved by the closures to make improvements at so-called welcoming schools.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has sought to counter a perception his administration stifles dissent from school principals, saying he and Chicago Public Schools administrators have an open-door policy.
Members of the community group Chicago Light Brigade say Gale Math and Science Academy is facing a $310,000 funding cut, even though paint is peeling from ceilings and walls and the fire alarm system doesn’t work properly.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) visited a Bronzeville charter school on Friday to promote legislation pending in Congress to significantly boost federal funding for charter schools.
CPS is investigating Benito Juarez High School over questions surrounding attendance numbers and grading policy at the school. The investigation comes six months after the Pilsen school was taken off of probation.
A new selective enrollment high school will be built for the 2017 school year and will be named after President Obama, Mayor Emanuel said Thursday.
Mayor Emanuel says new research from the University of Chicago
is evidence that the city’s school system has gone from the worst in the nation to the biggest turnaround story.
More than 200 existing public schools in Chicago currently have no air conditioning, or are only partly air-conditioned. Those schools will be given air conditioning within the next five years.
Parents, teachers and union leaders asked Chicago Public Schools hearing officers not to recommend three schools for the “turnaround” process.
The mayor didn’t dispute published study showing privately-run charter schools might be performing no better than regular public schools. Emanuel said that’s yesterday’s debate. He said the issue is making sure every school does a good job.