America's third-largest city, Chicago, is also the seventh-most expensive in the world -- and it just got even costlier for its residents. According to municipal audits and financial statements, Chicago Public Schools cannot make their pension payments and meet payroll this year while covering their monthly bills. Show More Summary
Chicago Public Schools expected 2,166 students at Schurz High School in the Old Irving Park neighborhood this year. But 156 of those students didn't show up and now, a month into the school year, Schurz is poised to lose more than $1 million in funding. Citywide, 51 percent of district-operated...
As a new school year gets into full swing, the media coverage of Chicago Public Schools continues to paint a bleak portrait: $500 million budget deficit, crushing pension obligations, superintendent resignation amid a federal probe, hunger strike over school closure and the threat of a teacher...
The Chicago Public Schools graduation rate that Mayor Rahm Emanuel cited throughout his reelection campaign were incorrect and had to be revised, schools officials admitted Thursday. [ more › ]
Amazing - all those lies : Chicago Public Schools acknowledged Thursday that its graduation rate – heralded by Mayor Rahm Emanuel during his re-election campaign because the number of students finishing high school was reportedly rising...Show More Summary
Chicago Public Schools lowered four years of inflated high school graduation rates to account for a higher-than-advertised dropout rate, another blow to a district beset by financial and professional turmoil. The accuracy of the district's numbers had been called into question as early as January...
Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool promised the district will comply with learning plans for special needs students, which he called "sacrosanct," in the face of ongoing efforts to reduce special education costs. Enrollment data distributed last week indicated the district could lose about...
About 260 district-run schools face budget cuts because fewer students were enrolled on the 10th day of classes than projected, while about 240 schools will get more money because of enrollment gains, Chicago Public Schools officials said Friday. District officials said this summer that it would...
In the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, a dozen parents and community members have gone 11 days without eating to protest the closure of their neighborhood school. In 2012, Chicago Public Schools announced plans to shutter Walter H. Show More Summary
A mom wants an explanation from Chicago Public Schools regarding her five-year-old son with special needs who she discovered had been wrapped in a trash bag at school. The post Mom Demands Answers After Her Special-Needs Son Is Put In Trash Bag At Kindergarten appeared first on CrimeFeed.
A new report on discipline in Chicago Public Schools found that nearly one-third of students with a documented history of abuse or neglect faced suspensions during the 2013-2014 school year, and more than a quarter of high schoolers from the city's poorest neighborhoods were suspended during the...
As Chicago's public housing has been dismantled and gentrification has taken hold, white and college-educated parents have moved into neighborhoods with legacy neighborhood schools that are all-black and nearly all poor students. A proposal...Show More Summary
In August, the group began a liquids-only diet to push Chicago Public Schools to revamp Dyett High School. [ more › ]
CHICAGO (AP) -- Activists have announced the end of a 34-day hunger strike over the fate of a Chicago neighborhood school, an effort that garnered national headlines when supporters disrupted public budget hearings held by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. About a dozen activists went without solid foods over the plans for Walter H. Show More Summary
More waste: Chicago Public Schools spent millions of dollars to bring in food and beverages from area restaurants and catering companies, including more than $500,000 since July, and now the district says it crafted new guidelines because...Show More Summary
A group of residents staging a hunger strike to pressure Chicago Public Schools into reopening the former Dyett High School on the city's Southeast Side have ended their effort Saturday, according to one striker and reports on social media.
Chicago Public Schools will need to start sending out layoff notices by Thanksgiving if a state financial bailout doesn't materialize, district CEO Forrest Claypool acknowledged Friday.
A top Chicago Public Schools executive is leaving his post as new district CEO Forrest Claypool shapes his leadership team.
An autocratic Chicago mayor strategizes with his trusted Chicago Public Schools CEO (who previously ran the Chicago Transit Authority) about how best to deal with a group of CPS parents and community activists who are putting their bodies...Show More Summary
Chicago's strapped-for-cash public schools have been blowing millions on sandwiches and pizza for office lunches without keeping track of who's spending.