Judge To Rule April 28 On CPS Discrimination Lawsuit Against StateThe Chicago Board of Education and a group of CPS parents sued the state, seeking to declare its funding systems discriminatory and illegal.
Rauner Aide Seeks Chicago Schools' Support For Pension PlanIllinois Education Secretary Beth Purvis said Wednesday the plan would provide $215 million for retirement accounts administered by Chicago Public Schools.
School Superintendents Ask Rauner To Back Change In Funding FormulaSuburban and downstate school superintendents are among those urging the governor to support legislation that would change the way education funds are distributed in Illinois, and the Rauner Administration is responding.
Former Charter Schools CEO Earning $250K As Rauner's AdviserFor weeks, Beth Purvis' role in the administration had been somewhat of a mystery. Not until after several inquiries from The Associated Press did the Rauner administration disclose that Purvis — a key member of the governor's transition team — is now earning $250,000 a year to advise him on education policy.