Schools chief Forrest Claypool is taking steps to cut $100 million from schools, and eliminate pension pick-up in the next 30 days. The move comes a day after the union's bargaining team rejected a “serious offer” from the district.
CPS CEO Forrest Claypool says he’s holding out hope for a compromise from state and local politicians. If that doesn’t come through, ‘Plan B’ is massive budget cuts, and beyond that, there is no ‘Plan C’
Chicago Public Schools is recommending that its Board of Education approve two new charter schools -- one elementary school, one high school -- but deny other nine applicants. Officials are also putting 10 existing charters on academic warning.
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.
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.