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Chicago Public Schools

Third Agency Rates CPS Bonds As ‘Junk’

The move by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services followed similarly grim statements issued recently by the other two major agencies, Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Services, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

08/14/2015

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CPS Budget Plan Includes Nearly 500 Teacher Layoffs

The Chicago Public Schools were sending out layoff notices to nearly 500 teachers, as district officials outlined the district’s budget plan for next school year.

08/10/2015

CPS Backs Off New Start Times For Some Schools

Chicago Public School officials have backed off from some of their plans to stagger start times at dozens of schools.

08/10/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner (CBS)

Rauner Says He’ll Help Chicago Schools, Wants Assistance Pressuring Speaker Madigan

The Republican governor accused House Speaker Michael Madigan of refusing to bargain in good faith and called on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other Democratic lawmakers to pressure the him.

08/06/2015

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Sources: Forrest Claypool To Be New CPS Chief

Sources tell CBS 2 Forrest Claypool will be the new chief executive officer of CPS.

07/15/2015

A Thanksgiving dinner for homeless people at the Los Angeles Mission annual turkey dinner held on November 26, 2003 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

Charter School’s Freebie Offers — Dinners, Other Giveaways — Draws Criticism

Critics say prospective parents should be studying a school’s academics. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

07/06/2015

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Talks Break Down For New Chicago Teachers Contract

The major disagreement is over non-economic issues, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

06/25/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

With Payment To Teachers’ Pension Fund Looming, Emanuel Calls On Springfield To Help

With a major payment deadline just over a week away, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Springfield has to help Chicago work out its public school budget problems, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

06/22/2015

Juan Jose Ibarra (Chicago Police Department)

CPS Employee Charged With Sexual Abuse

(STMW) — A 53-year-old CPS employee has been charged with criminal sexual abuse for allegedly touching a teenage boy he offered to drive home, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. On Feb. 15, the student was […]

06/01/2015

North Side residents are fighting the proposed relocation of a Noble Charter school there. (Credit: CBS)

North Side Residents Fighting To Keep Charter School Out

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.

05/20/2015

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Personal Information Of 4,000 Students Turned Over To Software Companies By CPS

Chicago Public Schools officials have contacted the families of 4,000 students – because of a data breach involving personal information on those students.

05/19/2015

Veterans say this flag has been flying at half-staff for five months. (CBS/Steve Miller)

CPS Removes Tattered American Flag That Offended Veterans

A World War II veteran who lives next door to the Ruben Salazar Bilingual Center told WBBM Newsradio earlier this week the school had kept a ragged flag flying at half-mast for the past five months.

05/15/2015

Students under the supervision of the late Keith Haring work on a public mural in the late-1980s. (CBS)

Keith Haring Art Project From 1989 Could Be Worth Millions, But Some Of It Is Missing

Panels are apparently missing from a 1989 mural by famed artist Keith Haring and Chicago public students. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

05/04/2015

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CPS Won’t Offer 1-Year Extension To Teachers’ Contract

Thursday, April 30, was the last day the cash-strapped and shaken school district could offer the extension permitted in the teachers’ current contract

04/30/2015

Chicago Public Schools Headquarters

Feds Seek Files On Elite Nonprofit In Chicago Schools Probe

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.

04/19/2015

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett attends a Chicago Board of Education meeting. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Schools Chief May Be Due Another $250,000

Barbara Byrd-Bennett’s contract would have expired June 30, but she exercised an option to extend her contract for another year. Now, she’s taking leave while the feds investigate CPS.

04/17/2015

Barbara Byrd-Bennett discusses her appointment as chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools, replacing Jean-Claude Brizard. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett To Step Aside

Filling the void with be Jesse Ruiz, a member of the school board.

04/17/2015

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CPS Critics: School Officials Ignored Red Flags Over No-Bid Contract

Chicago schools chief Barbara Byrd Bennett has a relationship with SUPES Academy and its founder, Gary Solomon, that goes back many years. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

04/16/2015

Barbara Byrd-Bennett discusses her appointment as chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools, replacing Jean-Claude Brizard. (Credit: CBS)

Cloud Over Chicago Schools Boss Reflects Larger Ethical Problems, Union Says

Barbara Byrd Bennett’s salary from CPS hasn’t been her only source of income, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

04/16/2015

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Chicago Public Schools Target Of Federal Investigation

Chicago Public Schools is the target of a federal investigation, officials acknowledged on Wednesday.

04/15/2015

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