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Eric Shank Van Eenige, 39, faces two felony counts of possession of child pornography with a victim under the age of 13, according to Chicago Police.
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.
An additional 20 churches will be hosting Chicago Public School students as part of the city’s Safe Haven program.
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.
About six weeks after taking a paid leave of absence, the embattled head of the Chicago Public Schools has resigned.
There is a high demand in Chicago for bilingual teachers with special education certification, those teachers who hold the certifications will likely find a position quickly.
Illinois State Board of Education spokesman Matt Vanover said the PARCC governing board has streamlined the Illinois exam, after analyzing feedback from parents and others.
It’s a switch from the usual battle cry. A group of parents and an alderman on the North Side are fighting to keep a school from opening its doors there next year.
Chicago Public Schools officials have contacted the families of 4,000 students – because of a data breach involving personal information on those students.
An Elgin woman who was the force behind Erin’s Law, mandating that all schools in the state teach sexual abuse prevention, says she’s concerned that the largest school district in the state may not be complying with the law.
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.
According to a CPS inspector general’s report, this is part of a larger theft scheme that is connected to seven people who have worked for Chicago Public Schools.
Faced with a proposed pay cut it finds insulting, the Chicago Teachers’ Union has filed an unfair labor practices complaint with the state of Illinois, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
The Chicago Teachers Union is incensed over the city’s demand that teachers accept a seven percent pay cut, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel today emphasized he’s fighting a two front battle: not just over a teachers contract, but also over pension relief from Springfield.
The Chicago Teachers Union lashed out at the Emanuel administration Tuesday, accusing the mayor of “lying in wait” to raise property taxes, after demanding teachers and other union employees take a 7 percent pay cut next year.
For nearly two months, students at Maria Saucedo Elementary Scholastic Academy, 2850 W. 24th Blvd., have been eating cold lunches in their classrooms, after mice and roaches were discovered throughout the school’s kitchen facilities.
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.
Federal investigators looking into a $20 million no-bid Chicago Public Schools contract have requested records related to a nonprofit group tied to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Gov. Bruce Rauner and prominent business leaders.