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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.
CPS board considers adding more charter schools
Jan. 21, 2014
The board will vote Wednesday on whether to add up to 17 more schools to the system comes just eight months after Chicago closed a historic 50 schools.
School board supersizes contract, creates military school
Dec. 19, 2013
The Chicago Board of Education had a busy day Wednesday, approving a number of measures that affect buildings and school programs.
CPS to close 50 schools
May. 22, 2013
The Chicago Board of Education voted to close 50 schools Wednesday. It's the largest round of school closings in American history.
Chicago school officials approve new schools, but no neighborhood options
Jan. 23, 2013
Emanuel announced a plan Tuesday to add 200 more spots a year to Jones College Prep -- one of Chicago Public Schools’ coveted selective enrollment schools.
Did CPS let building go to pot before ‘turnaround’?
Feb. 22, 2012
The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday is scheduled to vote on proposals to close or completely restaff 17 schools. That would make more than 100 the district has shut down or restaffed in the last decade.
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