Barbara Byrd-Bennett admitted to steering $23 million in school district no-bid contracts to her former employer, with the expectation she’d get $2.3 million in kickbacks following retirement from Chicago Public Schools’ top job.
An hour after pleading guilty to her role in a scheme to steer $23 million in no-bid contracts to education firms for $2.3 million in bribes and kickbacks, the former head of Chicago Public Schools apologized Tuesday to students, parents and employees, saying they deserved "much more
The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools will be arraigned Tuesday in federal court on corruption charges.The Chicago Tribune reports that court records show Barbara Byrd-Bennett will make her first court appearance before U.S.
The latest on the indictment of formerChicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, following a federal investigation into a $20 million no-bid contract (all times local):3:55 p.m.Officials with Chicago Public Schools have declined to discuss the indictment of the
The official graduation numbers that Mayor Rahm Emanuel touted throughout his first term and his re-election campaign were actually wrong. Chicago Public Schools has now revised the numbers down 2 to 3 percentage points for every year dating back to 2011.