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CPS, Mayor warn of deep cuts
Jul. 1, 2015
The proposed $200M in cuts include 1,400 layoffs and come after the district paid a $634M pension bill.
CPS makes pension payment, but cuts and layoffs loom
Jun. 30, 2015
The head of the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund says Chicago Public Schools deposited the full $634 million into the pension fund Tuesday evening, but CPS officials say it will impact 1,400 jobs.
Rauner proposal would advance $450M to help Chicago schools
Jun. 29, 2015
Gov. Bruce Rauner is offering to accelerate state grant payments to help Chicago Public Schools make a $634 million pension contribution.
Chicago Teachers Union: No contract deal in sight
Jun. 25, 2015
Union president Karen Lewis says negotiations have broken down just days ahead of the teachers' contract expiring.
How poverty impacts school success
Jun. 22, 2015
A new analysis of Illinois test scores underscores the unshakeable role poverty plays in academic success.
CPS acknowledges errors, takes steps to count dropouts correctly
Jun. 11, 2015
We found thousands of Chicago Public Schools dropouts are not being counted correctly. Now officials pledge to ensure accurate graduation rates.
Emanuel touts bogus grad rate
Jun. 10, 2015
Thousands of Chicago Public Schools dropouts are not being counted correctly, artificially boosting the district's graduation numbers.
First lady notes personal struggles in Chicago graduation
Jun. 9, 2015
First lady Michelle Obama delivered a commencement speech Tuesday to the high school classmates of Hadiya Pendleton.
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