Chicago Public Schools is trying some controversial strategies to improve under-performing schools. CPS announced Wednesday that it wants to close two elementary schools and phase out two under-performing high schools.
A major chunk of government deficits were derived from outstanding pension obligations; but the latest attempts to rethink Illinois’ pension system stalled. Both unions and politicians put up roadblocks to proposed legislation.
No more schools will join Chicago’s Longer School Day Pioneer Program this year, but the 13 schools that already approved a longer day will keep their extended hours.The Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools reached that agreement in their ongoing battle over the longer school day Thursd
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is announcing a partnership he says will give the city's students more time in the classroom.Emanuel will make the announcement Thursday morning at a charter school on the city's South Side.A national group says Chicago's public schools have the shortest school day and one
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended his efforts to bring a longer school day after a state labor board sided with the Chicago Teachers union in their efforts to end the mayor's push.On Thursday, the Illinois Labor Relations Educational Board voted 5-0 to seek a court order that would block the mayor