CPS Outlines Budget Cuts, Warns Of More Without Pension ReliefThe Emanuel administration said a loss of more than $100 million in state aid for the Chicago Public Schools has forced the district to make cuts at neighborhood schools, and warned things could get worse without help from Springfield.
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.
Mayor Dismisses Study That Shows Little Advantage At Charter SchoolsThe mayor didn’t dispute published study showing privately-run charter schools might be performing no better than regular public schools. Emanuel said that’s yesterday’s debate. He said the issue is making sure every school does a good job.
Aldermen Grill CPS Officials On Budget Cuts For SchoolsThe City Council Education Committee was taking a hard look at the Chicago Public Schools budget at a City Hall hearing on Friday, and aldermen were raising questions about spending cuts for neighborhood schools.
Parents, Teachers Rally To Save Neighborhood SchoolsThere were rallies at schools across the city today as parents and teachers organize to save neighborhood schools.
Report: TIF Funds Aren't Helping SchoolsAre Tax Increment Financing District funds fairly distributed when it comes to Chicago schools? A sociology professor who has looked at the books thinks not.