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CPS chief backs mayor's $13/hour minimum wage
Nov. 20, 2014
The head of Chicago Public Schools says she wants the district to move to a $13-an-hour minimum wage, in accordance with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s push.
Aramark, CPS change plan to cut school janitors
Sep. 29, 2014
Tuesday would have been last day on the job for 468 custodians in Chicago Public Schools, but in agreement reached over the weekend, that number has been reduced to 290.
Chicago schools will again get money for students who didn’t enroll
Sep. 26, 2014
CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett tells principals they can keep the money budgeted based on enrollment targets, even if the projected number of students didn’t enroll.
School board takes on cleanliness controversy
Sep. 25, 2014
District officials admit roll out of private custodial management hasn’t gone well, but continue to insist schools are as clean as, if not cleaner than, last year.
Chicago strategically going after dropouts
Sep. 18, 2014
Chicago Public Schools is re-focusing on re-enrolling some 50,000 former students.
Schools CEO: Shift to private custodian contract not smooth
Sep. 15, 2014
CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett says shifting custodial services to a private contractor isn’t going smoothly, but insists schools are not dirty. She also said the 475 pending layoffs are “up to the contractors.”
Outsourcing custodial services backfiring on CPS
Sep. 8, 2014
Principals and teachers are reporting a school year starting off with dirty classrooms, property damage, theft, and poor communication.
Board of Ed approves 'stop-gap' budget
Jul. 24, 2014
Last-minute pleas by parents, teachers, and budget watchdog groups didn’t sway the Chicago Board of Education from approving its spending plan for the 2014-2015 school year.
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