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CPS enrollment drops over 20K ...

Oct 23, 2017 by

Chicago Public Schools on Friday announced another five-figure enrollment drop, counting 371,000 students in the country’s third...

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Where Chicago Public Schools w...

Oct 22, 2017 by

From the start of the 2016-17 school year, Chicago parents whose children were in special education began to see big changes in their...

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CPS inspector: High school at ...

Sep 13, 2017 by

The alternative high school operated by the Chicago Public Schools inside the Cook County Jail has been falsifying credits and...

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Rauner’s education czar Purvis...

Sep 11, 2017 by

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s hand-picked education czar Beth Purvis will leave her post on Friday, just weeks after the governor signed a...

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One lapse after another at CPS...

Sep 9, 2017 by

On Jan. 25, Rosario Gomez, a 14-year-old boy with autism, drowned during a physical education class at Kennedy High School on the...

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CPS lays off 950, including 35...

Aug 7, 2017 by

About 950 Chicago Public Schools employees were being notified Monday they’re being laid off. They include 356 teachers and about 600...

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CPS borrows another $112 milli...

Jun 27, 2017 by

The borrowed money will help CPS make a $721 million payment due to the teachers’ pension fund on Friday and get the new school...

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School board elections likely ...

Jun 4, 2017 by

As the clock neared midnight on the last day of the spring legislative session, the Illinois Senate revived a plan that could someday...

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NEIU slashing 180 jobs to clos...

May 31, 2017 by

Northeastern University will eliminate about 180 full-time employees this summer in the latest cost-cutting measure taken by the...

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CPS needs $596M, not $129M, to...

May 10, 2017 by

The Chicago Public Schools actually need $596 million to keep schools open the rest of the school year, and not just the $129 million...

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President Donald Trump takes a...

Apr 5, 2017 by

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump, who regularly criticizes Chicago over its inability to curb violent crime, opened a new front on...

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CPS teachers on their own for ...

Feb 27, 2017 by

Seeking pencils, crayons, paper and more, employees of the state’s biggest school district are turning to fundraising sites to...

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CPS to give $8M from $55M TIF ...

Nov 29, 2016 by

CPS officials will send charter schools $8 million in surplus tax increment financing money — part of $55 million used to fund a new...

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CPS has lost nearly 11,000 stu...

Oct 22, 2016 by

Chicago Public Schools has lost nearly 11,000 students since last fall, with enrollment dropping to 381,349 students. That may be the...

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CPS may pay $50M to entice old...

Oct 17, 2016 by

The cash-strapped district says it’ll pay the bonuses for staffers retiring in June 2017 by December 2017. Chicago Public Schools...

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What CPS parents need to know ...

Sep 6, 2016 by

Teachers’ strike? Budget crisis? Here’s what Chicago Public Schools parents need to know as the 2016-17 school year...

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Illinois public schools chiefs...

Sep 3, 2016 by

It’s mostly a men’s club for those in charge of Illinois public schools. While 77 percent of Illinois educators are women, public...

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Fixing terms for up to 5,000 t...

Aug 26, 2016 by

After the CTU’s bargaining unit pushed for an October deadline, sources with knowledge of the negotiations outlined a possible...

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Latest CPS lead-testing result...

Aug 20, 2016 by

The number of Chicago public schools with high lead levels has hit 113, officials said Friday, as they issued the water-testing...

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CPS students rally against ...

Aug 16, 2016 by

Chicago Public Schools students protested Monday the “racist and discriminatory” firing of district teachers and staff, which they...

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