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IL: CTA Offering Free Back-to-School Rides to Chicago Elementary, High School Students

The transit agency is once again providing free rides to elementary and high school students on Tuesday, the first day of school for Chicago Public Schools. Adults accompanying students can also ride for free.

Another $10 Million Gone

He just keeps finding money : As he prepared to speak alongside gubernatorial challenger Bruce Rauner on Thursday, Gov. Pat Quinn announced $10 million in additional spending for Chicago Public Schools’ Safe Passage program, allowing...Show More Summary

Emanuel allies send loyalty scorecard to aldermanic challengers

A political fund backing Mayor Rahm Emanuel has assembled a scorecard for would-be Chicago City Council candidates to gauge their views on key issues such as property taxes, public schools and the minimum wage.

State announces $10 million for CPS' Safe Passage program

The state of Illinois is adding $10 million to the Chicago Public Schools’ Safe Passage anti-violence program, according to the offices of the governor and mayor.

Vallas Goes Full Scare Tactincs

How far the reformer has fallen: Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate Wednesday predicted “devastating cuts” to education across Illinois, including an $882 million hit to Chicago's public schools, if Republican Bruce Rauner’s tax-cut plan is carried out. Show More Summary

Chicago Students Want a Democratic School System

In 1995, Richard M. Daley convinced the Illinois General Assembly to do away with elected school councils and place the Chicago Public Schools directly under the mayor's control. Since then, CPS has operated under a model in which the...

Former CEO of company with Georgia ties indicted in Chicago

A little over a year, I wrote about a Redflex Traffic Systems, a company that specializes in traffic cameras. The Arizona-based company was awarded a contract from the Gwinnett County Public Schools to install cameras in its school buses. As noted at the time, Redflex has a pretty sordid past. The company was barred from […]

The Media: Cherry Picking News Stories and Failing the Public

Announcements played overhead at Chicago Metra stations urged customers to participate in the transit company's drive to collect school supplies including pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, rulers, glue, crayons, markers, erasers and more. Show More Summary

The Media: Cherry Picking News Stories and Failing the Public

Announcements played overhead at Chicago Metra stations urged customers to participate in the transit company's drive to collect school supplies including pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, rulers, glue, crayons, markers, erasers and more. Show More Summary

Read Ken Derstine to Understand CorpEd in Philadelphia

Here is the intro:IntroductionPrior to becoming Secretary of Education in the Obama administration, Arne Duncan was the Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Public Schools for seven years. Until he became Secretary of Education, Duncan was on the board of the Broad Foundation. Show More Summary

CPS Students Call For Elected School Board

  The students, members of the Chicago Students Union, said they’re planning to organize some 20 CPS schools for what they say is a more democratic voice in the public school system. [ more › ]

Hey Look - Corruption!

Looks like the feebs stumbled into something : Contractors facing scrutiny in an ongoing federal investigation of Concept Schools have been paid nearly $1 million over the past three years for work at three Chicago Public Schools-funded...Show More Summary

More Safe Passages

To the tune of an additional million bucks: A group of parents and community members gathered in the quiet auditorium of Penn Elementary School on the West Side Friday to hear how Chicago Public Schools officials are going to work to...Show More Summary

Tribune poll: Voters give Emanuel low marks on his school policies

After a teachers strike, school closings and widespread budget cuts, city voters are increasingly frustrated with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's stewardship of Chicago Public Schools, a new Chicago Tribune poll shows. After a teachers strike,Show More Summary

Firefighters fight city hiring policy

A group of Chicago firefighters has hired a lawyer in anticipation of a possible legal challenge to a city hiring policy that will give graduates of Chicago public high schools an advantage in an upcoming Fire Department exam.

Rahm Slashes Schools to Funnel Cash to Corporate Pals

The reptilian Rahm Emanuel has a conscious strategy to allow profiteers and privatizers to take over Chicago Public Schools, and he is using the money saved by starving the schools and cutting teacher pensions to provide corporate subsidies to his cronies. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: How Chicago Shortchanges Its Low-Income Public School Students

A new study looks at the disparity between suburban and urban school funding and finds CPS students sorely lacking. [ more › ]

Former CPS chief of staff joins Emanuel education team

Arnaldo Rivera, former Chicago Public Schools administrator and chief of staff to two district chiefs, will become Mayor Rahm Emanuel's next deputy chief of staff for education.

Once Again - Clout

Wait - what about the children? A powerful Chicago alderman's sister who failed Chicago Public Schools' selection test for principals twice will become the new principal at Gray Elementary thanks to changes in the district's hiring policy made in July.Catherine Sugrue has been an assistant principal at the Portage Park school for a year. Show More Summary

Alderman's sister named CPS principal despite failing eligibility test

A powerful Chicago alderman's sister who failed Chicago Public Schools' selection test for principals twice will become the new principal at Gray Elementary thanks to changes in the district's hiring policy made in July.

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