Chance The Rapper Directs $2.2 Million To CPS SchoolsThe money will help fund arts and music programs at 20 Chicago public schools.
National Rankings Show ESL Students In Chicago Are Closing Academic GapsNational rankings show that students trying to learn English in the Chicago Public Schools have been making some major academic progress.
Chicago Public Schools Takes Out $275 Million LoanChicago Public Schools has turned to JPMorgan Chase for a $275 million loan to keep operating through June and make a contribution to teacher pensions.
At Issue: Key Lawmakers Believe A State Budget Agreement Is Still PossibleLawmakers in the Illinois Senate say they are in an agreement on many of the elements of a state budget and a measure was approved in their Chamber, but some nagging differences remain on some key issues.
Mayor Emanuel Announces Expansion Of CPS Principal Leadership ProgramMayor Emanuel announced Thursday the expansion of incentive and training programs to encourage independence and success among Chicago Public School principals.
Mayor Emanuel Pushes Bill For Fairly Distributed Education MoneyMayor Emanuel is expressing high hopes for legislation in Springfield that takes a step towards resolving Illinois’ long-term school funding problems.
Forrest Claypool Says Rauner Administration Treatment To CPS Is DiscriminatoryChicago Public Schools Chief Forrest Claypool said he is not holding his breath for help from Springfield to keep city schools open, but he is confident they will keep going.
The City Thanks Chicago's Safe Passage Program For No Major IncidentsHundreds of workers in Chicago's Safe Passage Program gathered at McCormick Place to get a personal thank you from the city's school's chief, police superintendent and the Mayor.
Parents Say CPS Ignores Hundreds Of Special-Needs KidsIndividual Education Plans for special-needs youngsters are being neglected, critics say.
CPS Recommends Merger Of Ogden, Jenner SchoolsCPS officials have yet to draft a transition plan, but parents believe it will include splitting grades between the schools.
Byrd-Bennett Wants 3 1/2 Years In Prison; Feds Seek More Than 7Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett believes she deserves far less prison time for an audacious kickback scheme than the seven-plus years the government is seeking, asking the judge she’ll soon face for three and a half years tops.
Chicago Teachers Call Off May 1 Walkout, But Send Warning To CPSCTU President Karen Lewis says the union will not accept any additional furlough days. WBBM's Bob Roberts reports.

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