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Fewer grads from public medical schools staying in Illinois

The number of medical school graduates who stay in Illinois after graduating from the from the state's public universities is dropping. Crain's Chicago Business (http://bit.ly/2qoCP4i) reports school officials are offering … Click to Continue »

House OKs plan to restore Chicago schools' elected board

The Illinois House has again endorsed a proposal to restore an elected school board for Chicago Public Schools. Representatives approved the measure 105-9 Thursday. The chamber OK'd a similar plan … Click to Continue »

Jamila Woods and Chance Want Chicago Public School Students to Make Their Video

One lucky Chicago Public Schools student will get the chance to direct Jamila Woods and Chance the Rapper’s new video. The artists, in collaboration with Jagjaguwar, Closed Sessions and VAM Studio, are offering CPS students the opportunity to submit video treatments for the pair’s HEAVN cut “LSD.” The winning treatment will become a full production. Show More Summary

Chicago school system plans to borrow up to $389 million

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Chicago's cash-strapped public school system plans to seek up to $389 million in short-term loans to avoid closing schools early for the summer and to make required pension payments next month, the mayor's office said on Friday. TheShow More Summary

Chicago schools to borrow $389M to pay pensions, finish year

Chicago Public Schools plans to take out a $389 million short-term loan to get the financially struggling district through the end of the school year and make a pension payment … Click to Continue »

UIC to Expand Rapid Water Testing at Chicago Beaches

The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health will expand its rapid testing program at Chicago beaches this summer to detect dangerous levels of bacteria.

Rahm Lied Again??

Is there any chance this ass ever tells a truth? The Chicago Public Schools actually need $596 million to keep schools open the rest of the school year, and not just the $129 million officials have publicly discussed, a top aide to Mayor...Show More Summary

11 Ways Chicago Is the Beating Heart of the Disastrous Charter School Agenda

Click here for reuse options! Chicago's political elite have fallen under the spell of the charter industry’s billionaire sponsors—and the results spell disaster for K-12 education. Chicago’s public school system has become a showcase...Show More Summary

Indoctrination

The FBI has said that #blm, sympathetic media coverage and pandering politicians have contributed to an atmosphere that has lead directly to attacks on the police. You can add the Chicago Public Schools to that list: Chicago Public Schools...Show More Summary

Forrest Claypool used Park District employees to score his pickup basketball game with David Axelrod

In his various stints as hatchet man for Mayors Daley and Emanuel, Forrest Claypool has earned a reputation for being a rigid, penny-pinching bureaucrat. For instance, in his current incarnation as CEO of the Chicago Public Schools,Show More Summary

Ex-Chicago Public Schools CEO gets prison time for kickbacks

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge lamented the persistence of city corruption Friday as he sentenced the former head of Chicago Public Schools to 4 ½ years in prison for steering $23 million in no-bid city contracts to education firms for a cut of more than $2 million in kickbacks.

Chicago schools to stay open despite lawsuit's rejection

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor said the city's public schools will remain open until the end of the school year, despite a judge's decision Friday to toss a district lawsuit over education funding by the state of Illinois.

No Money - I Swear!

So were Rahm's people lying then? Or is Rahm lying now? First, the good news: Chicago Public Schools will remain open this spring until June 20, as scheduled. Students, parents, teachers, principals, you may now exhale.Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that decision late Friday. Show More Summary

The Latest: Ex-Chicago Public Schools CEO sentenced

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest the sentencing of the former head of Chicago Public Schools (all times local):

Judge rules against Chicago schools in funding lawsuit

A Cook County judge has ruled against the Chicago Public School's lawsuit over the funding of education by the state of Illinois. Judge Franklin Ulyses Valderrama on Friday denied a … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Executive sentenced in school kickbacks case

The Latest the sentencing of the former head of Chicago Public Schools (all times local): 11 a.m. A federal judge in Chicago has sentenced a co-defendant in a Chicago Public … Click to Continue »

Judge to sentence former head of Chicago Public Schools

A federal judge in Chicago is scheduled to sentence the former head of the nation's third-largest school district for steering $23 million in no-bid city contracts to education firms for … Click to Continue »

President Obama returns to the public stage at the University of Chicago

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On Monday, April 24, former President Barack Obama took center stage at the University of Chicago for one of his first public appearances since leaving office. He spoke to students from several Chicago area schools on civic engageme...

Barack Obama Announces First Public Appearance Since Leaving White House

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Barack Obama will make the first public appearance of his post-presidency life on Monday. Obama will join young leaders to discuss community organizing and civic engagement at the University of Chicago, the school where he once was a law professor. Show More Summary

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