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.
Rauner Vetoes $215 Million In Pension Aid For Chicago Public SchoolsThe parties agreed to that funding in June on the condition that lawmakers would work on a separate plan to overhaul a statewide pension system that's more than $100 billion in debt.
CPS Teachers To Begin Two-Day Vote On Tentative ContractTeachers would get no raises in the first two years, but would get 4.5 percent cost-of-living increases beginning in 2018. They also would get more prep time.
Mastermind Of CPS Contract-Rigging Scandal Pleads GuiltyGary Solomon pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of honest services wire fraud in the courtroom of U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang.
High School Once Named For Obama Delayed By CPS Funding DealMayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to open an elite high school that once was to be named after President Barack Obama has been put on the back burner, as part of the financial package that averted a teachers’ strike at the Chicago Public Schools.
CPS Parents, Students Pleased As Tentative Deal Averts StrikeChicago Public Schools parents breathed a sigh of relief – and perhaps let out a few sleep-deprived yawns – after the district reached a tentative contract agreement with the Chicago Teachers Union at the 11th hour before a threatened strike Monday night.
Chicago Teachers Reach Tentative Contract Deal With CPSKaren Lewis said she was optimistic, during a media briefing at 10 p.m. Monday, two hours away from a deadline to declare a strike if no deal is reached.
As Strike Deadline Nears, CPS And Teachers Continue Last Ditch TalksThe looming threat of a strike by the Chicago Teachers Union continued Monday, and if an agreement isn't reached with the Chicago Public Schools isn’t reached by the end of the day, teachers have vowed to walk off the job Tuesday.

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