The Chicago Public Schools have suspended a controversial $20.5 million contract with a company that provides leadership training to principals, amid a federal investigation of the company’s ties to CPS Chief Executive Officer Barbara Byrd-Bennett.
The vice president of the Chicago Board of Education said Thursday that Chicago Public Schools does not condone anti-Semitism. It was the first time a Chicago schools official has used that term to describe an ugly incident at Ogden International School.
Chicago Public Schools officials are reminding parents and students that this is the last weekend of summer vacation; classes begin for all CPS students on Monday.
School administrators and Mayor Emanuel continued to blame budget problems and the unsettled pension crisis in Springfield for the job cuts.
Hours before a final vote by the Chicago Board of Education, Chicago Public Schools officials have agreed to back off of plans to close four of the 53 elementary schools targeted for closing at the end of the school year, Board Vice President Jesse Ruiz confirmed Wednesday morning.
Parents ended their 22-hour sit-in at Brian Piccolo Elementary Specialty School on the West Side on Saturday after being promised that they would get a chance to plead their case in a series of meetings with Board of Education members Monday and Tuesday.