Despite a budget crisis that is forcing hundreds of millions in cuts, the cancellation of teachers' raises and a planned tax hike, Chicago Public School principals will now get a pay bump if they perform well.Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday that $5 million donated by local philanthropists will p
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has promised to take on City Hall’s budget gap without raising taxes. But he’s taking a different tack with red ink at the school district he controls.
Emanuel on Tuesday defended a $150 million property-tax hike proposed by Chicago Public Schools last week.
Students at some Chicago Public Schools are heading back to class Monday.It's the first day of school for Track E students. Those are students who are on a year-round schedule. They have the same number of school days as those on a regular schedule, but the vacation days are spread out.
It's not often the public gets a chance to speak directly with a key city leader, but not so now if you're a student, teacher, parent or citizen interested in public education in Chicago.The head of Ch
Children pushed new yellow pencils into sharpeners, and a few kindergartners shed tears after their parents left them Monday, the first day of school for more than 5,000 charter school students in Chicago.School officials used the early return to school at the charters to again call for a longer sch
For many, reorganization at Chicago Public Schools is not just an internal issue: Every year parents wonder if the school their kids left at the start of the summer will be the same one students return to come fall. Writer Ron Litke is one of those parents.