Claypool: Chicago School Board Fine The Way It IsThe appointee of Mayor Emanuel -- recently tapped to lead Chicago Public Schools -- is the guest on "At Issue."
Claypool Still Hopeful For Compromise On Pension Bailout From StateChicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool said he’s not discouraged by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s opposition to a nearly $500 million bailout of the financially-strapped school district.
New School Year Begins For Chicago Public SchoolsIt’s back to class today for 400,000 students at the Chicago Public Schools, and the new year is bringing a new bell time for some students, and plenty of controversy for the cash-strapped district.
CPS Budget Plan Includes Nearly 500 Teacher LayoffsThe 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.
Lewis Slams CPS For Proposing "Strike Worthy" End To Pension PickupChicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Friday painted a grim picture of ongoing contract talks with the Chicago Public Schools, calling the district’s rejection of a possible one-year deal a “breach of trust.”
CPS CEO Claypool Insists Chicago Not Asking For Special Deal In Plan To Shore Up Teacher Pension Funds The head of the Chicago Public Schools says he can’t understand how Governor Bruce Rauner could oppose the plan Illinois Senate Democrats passed that would help shore up the system’s teacher pension funds.
Emanuel Appoints Claypool To Run CPS, Former ComEd CEO As School Board PresidentMayor Rahm Emanuel has tapped his top aide, Forrest Claypool, to run the Chicago Public Schools, and former ComEd chief executive officer Frank Clark as president of the Chicago Board of Education, a move the Chicago Teachers Union derided as more of the same from City Hall.
Sources: Forrest Claypool To Be New CPS ChiefSources tell CBS 2 Forrest Claypool will be the new chief executive officer of CPS.
Anticipating Rauner's Cuts, CTA Trims $21M From BudgetOutgoing CTA President Forrest Claypool evaded the question when asked by WBBM Wednesday if the agency is considering fare hikes or service cuts, but CTA chief financial officer Ron DeNard said the agency will be able to erase $21 million in subsidies for reduced fares without resorting to such measures.
Former CTA Executive To Replace Claypool In Top SpotGet ready for a new man in the driver's seat at the CTA. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was set to name a man with more than 30 years of public transportation experience in Chicago and Washington as the transit agency’s new president on Tuesday.
Mayor Emanuel Taps CTA Boss As His Next Chief Of StaffCBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the mayor's gain could be bus and train riders' loss.
CTA: Rauner's Proposed Cuts Deeper Than We ThoughtThe draconian cut in state aid to the CTA proposed in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget might be even bigger than first thought.