Chicago School Board Approves $5.4B CPS BudgetThe Chicago Board of Education voted unanimously today to approve a controversial $5.4 billion budget for the Chicago Public Schools, including a property tax hike to fund teacher pensions.
Board Of Education To Vote On $5.4 Billion CPS BudgetAfter weeks of discussions, the Chicago Public Schools budget comes down to a vote, and not everyone is thrilled with the direction the spending is going.
LaRaviere Accuses CPS Of Using "False Justification" For Ouster As PrincipalSpeaking publicly for the first time since his ouster as a Chicago Public Schools principal, frequent Emanuel administration critic Troy LaRaviere blasted the mayor and school board, accusing them of orchestrating his removal because he was seeking the top post at a school administrators’ group.
CPS Sues Byrd-Bennett, SUPES Academy For $65 MillionThe Chicago Public Schools have filed a lawsuit seeking to recover $65 million from former CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and SUPES Academy, the principal training firm at the center of a kickback scheme that led to her guilty plea on corruption charges.
Teachers Plan Rally Outside Bank Of America To Protest CPS DebtThe union expects a "big turnout" for its rally outside of the Midwest regional office of the Bank of America, which the union accuses of steering the Chicago Board of Education into making bad investments.
Dyett Parents' Hunger Strike Enters Day 9A group of South Side parents and activists have begun their ninth day of a hunger strike, as they demand the Chicago Board of Education accept their plan to turn Dyett High School into a global leadership and green technology academy.
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.
Analyst: CPS Has 'No Choice' But To Borrow $1B Amid Cash CrunchA top financial analyst said bond rating agencies probably won’t be troubled by the Chicago Board of Education’s vote to borrow more than $1 billion to help the Chicago Public Schools address a massive budget crunch in the coming year.
Woman Sues CPS, Claims Kindergartener Son Sexually Abused By ClassmateA woman has filed a federal lawsuit against the Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Board of Education, claiming school officials failed to protect her son, after learning the kindergartener was being sexually abused by a classmate.
Interim CPS Chief Looking Forward To Working With New BoardIn the wake of the resignation of Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the interim head of the district was pledging to work with the new Chicago Board of Education, while begging off staying in his current position on a permanent basis.
Emanuel To Shake Up Chicago Board Of EducationAs Mayor Rahm Emanuel searches for a new leader for the Chicago Public Schools, he also has decided to replace most of the school board that approved a controversial $20.5 million no-bid contract which is the focus of a federal investigation.
Following City, Chicago Public Schools Credit Rating Junked One day after the city of Chicago took a big hit to its credit rating, a leading bond-rating agency downgraded the Chicago Public Schools debt to "junk" status.
CPS Suspends Controversial No-Bid Contract At Center Of Federal ProbeThe 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.
CPS Protesters Want Mayor To Replace Entire School BoardChicago Public Schools parents and other education advocates were outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall on Monday, demanding he “push the reset button” on his appointed school board, amid an ongoing contract scandal.
Chicago Public Schools Target Of Federal InvestigationChicago Public Schools is the target of a federal investigation, officials acknowledged on Wednesday.