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Forrest Claypool (CBS File)

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

Empty Classroom

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

Empty Classroom

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

Empty Classroom

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

George Washington High School (CBS)

Roof-Patching At Washington High School Too Little Too Late: Students, Parents

The high school failed health inspections in 2013 and 2014. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

03/16/2015

Photos provided to CBS 2 show what appears to be leaky ceilings in George Washington High School. (picture provided)

Parents, Students Say George Washington High Is Falling Apart

Officials at Chicago Public Schools aren’t promising a new roof but say contractors will be at the school Monday to make any repairs.

03/13/2015

A high school basketball game between North Lawndale and Marshall erupted into a brawl after a punch was thrown in the postgame handshake line Wednesday night. (Credit: Instagram)

North Lawndale Players Challenge Suspension In Wake Of Basketball Brawl

It had been a physical game between two intense rivals Wednesday night, as North Lawndale beat Marshall in the 3A sectional playoff. When the two teams lined up to shake hands, they began exchanging heated words, and soon players were throwing punches.

03/13/2015

Benito Juarez High School (CBS)

2 Investigators: High School Allegedly Used Grade-Cheating To Pass Students

Sources say the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Inspector General is looking into how Benito Juarez Community Academy High School uses “benchmark recovery” — a grading system that is supposed to help failing students meet standards. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

03/05/2015

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