Couple Sues CPS After Being Banned From School Board MeetingsAn outspoken couple with four kids attending Chicago Public Schools has filed a federal lawsuit, seeking to overturn a district decision banning them from public meetings of the Chicago Board of Education.
Advocate For Elected Chicago School Board: Time Is Ripehose who want to see an elected Board of Education in Chicago say this week’s overwhelming referendum vote in favor of the idea may be symbolic, but it’s a real boost, too.
Most Voters Want Elected School Board In ChicagoVoters in 37 wards voiced overwhelming support for an elected school board on Tuesday, though it’s questionable whether the idea would really go anywhere.
Justice Department: Pregnant Teachers Illegally Fired At Scammon ElementaryPregnant teachers at a Northwest Side elementary school were fired in violation of the law when they announced their pregnancies, the U.S. Justice Department alleges in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
Protesters Removed From City Hall After Sit-In Over CPS Bond DealsChicago Police broke up a demonstration at City Hall on Thursday, after activists staged a sit-in to protest controversial bond deals at the Chicago Public Schools.
Protesters Claim CPS Ignored Lead Paint For 5 Years At Rogers Park SchoolA dozen school activists paraded outside a Chicago Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, protesting what they said has been a five-year delay in cleaning up toxic lead paint from a Rogers Park elementary school.
CPS Principal: Data Shows Neighborhood Schools Outperform ChartersAn influential Chicago Public Schools principal has said the district’s own figures show much of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s education reform plan isn’t working.
Lewis: Chicago Voters 'Absolutely Unimpressed' With EmanuelChicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said a recent poll showing most voters are unhappy with how Mayor Rahm Emanuel is handling the Chicago Public Schools reveals “pushback for … failed policies” such as the controversial closing of nearly 50 schools.
Mayor Defends Controversial School Budget MovesMayor Rahm Emanuel defended the Chicago Public Schools’ use of what some would call a fiscal “gimmick” to balance its $6.8 billion budget for next school year.
CPS Changing Student Discipline To Reduce SuspensionsChicago Public Schools officials have decided to move away from zero-tolerance approaches to student discipline.
School Board VP Condemns Anti-Semitic Bullying At OgdenThe 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 Board Of Ed Approves Seven New Charter SchoolsMore than two dozen protesters camped out in front of Chicago Public Schools headquarters overnight, ahead of a school board meeting to weigh plans for 17 new charter schools.
CPS Approves Budget Cuts; Dozens Of Students Boycott School About 200 people -- including 20 to 30 students -- rallied outside Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday, as the Board of Education was meeting to approve the district's annual budget.
Summer's Almost Over For CPS Students; Classes Begin MondayChicago 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.
Lewis Points Finger At 'Rich White People' For School ProblemsA day before the first set of school closings was set to begin, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis had some harsh words about how the Chicago Public Schools are funded and managed, blaming much of the district’s problems on racism.