CPS Requiring Background Checks, Fingerprinting For Employees Amid Sex Abuse ScandalChicago Public Schools is checking the background of thousands of CPS employees following reports students were sexually abused by teachers and other adults.
Big Questions Loom After Emanuel Reveals $1 Billion CPS Budget PlanCPS will likely need to borrow most of or all of the money to finance a $1 billion proposal, despite the city’s improved credit rating.
CPS Announces $1 Billion Capital Improvement ProgramChicago Public Schools officials on Friday announced a $1 billion capital investment in an effort to modernize schools and offer universal preschool.
CPS Creating New Office To Prevent, Respond To Sexual Abuse CasesChicago Public Schools officials are launching a new office to ensure the safety of the district’s students, in the latest move to respond to a sexual abuse scandal.
CPS Removes 2 Principals In Ongoing Sex Abuse InvestigationChicago Public Schools announced two principals were removed from their positions Monday as the investigation continues into the CPS sex abuse scandal.
CTU President Karen Lewis Retires From TeachingThe past few years she has battled brain cancer.
Ex-Priest Who Abused Child Allowed Access to Chicago SchoolsOnly after the victim and the AP asked why the district let former cleric Bruce Wellems enter schools as part of alternative-schooling programs he oversees, did CPS recently ban him.
Karen Lewis Retiring As President Of Chicago Teachers' UnionKaren Lewis, who has led the Chicago Teachers' Union through some tumultuous negotiations with the city, is retiring.
Two Victims Give Emotional Testimonies In CPS Sex Abuse ScandalA panel of state lawmakers heard emotional testimonies from two victims in the Chicago Public Schools sex abuse scandal Wednesday.
CPS Sex Abuse Victims Testify At State Hearing On ScandalVictims of sexual assault and sexual abuse told their stories to state lawmakers on Wednesday, as the Illinois House and Illinois Senate begin looking into the recent scandal at the Chicago Public Schools.
State Lawmakers To Grill CPS Officials Over Sex Abuse ScandalState lawmakers are demanding answers in the Chicago Public Schools sex abuse scandal, and have scheduled a public hearing on Wednesday to grill school officials.
CPS To Redo Background Checks For All Adults Who Work In Schools By This FallChicago Public Schools officials will run new background checks by fall for thousands of employees who regularly work in schools, as part of the district’s ongoing response to a sex abuse scandal.