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More than 1,000 CPS teachers and other staff laid off
Jun. 26, 2014
Chicago Public Schools officials told 550 teachers and 600 more school staff Thursday that they’re out of a job.
CPS softens strict discipline policies
Jun. 24, 2014
The Chicago Board of Education will vote Wednesday on a new Student Code of Conduct that ends the use of suspensions in early grades and for infractions like talking on a cell phone.
Alternative schools come with hefty price tag
May. 28, 2014
Chicago Board of Education is being asked to give new alternative schools $6 million in start-up funding, $4 million of which will go to for-profit companies.
Teachers: School closings brought broken promises
May. 21, 2014
The Chicago Teachers Union says CPS has spent more than $80 million in operational dollars related to school closings.
Chicago principals say they operate under 'gag order'
May. 13, 2014
CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett: 'If there's a perception that there's a culture of retribution, it's not anything that I accept, nor anything that I want to message.'
CPS: No closures this year, but some schools will move
Nov. 27, 2013
After closing a record number of schools, Chicago Public Schools keeps its promise not to shut down any this year. But a few schools will move into different buildings.
Parents lose fight to keep military school out
Oct. 30, 2013
A group of Chicago parents has lost a year-and-half battle to keep their neighborhood middle school from being converted to a military academy.
Parents protest CPS closings
Aug. 28, 2013
About 400 people filled the sidewalk in front of the Chicago Public Schools central office downtown Wednesday morning, demanding that current school board members be fired and replaced by an elected school board.
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