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CPS: School budgets reflect dire financial problems
Jul. 13, 2015
Around two thirds of CPS school budgets will be smaller this year, according to information Chicago Public Schools is releasing to principals today.
Community college in Chicago just got more expensive
Jul. 8, 2015
The cost of community college is going up in Chicago—especially for students who attend part-time.
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.
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