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  • Social workers: On the frontlines helping people, families in need

    Retired social worker Joan Melbourne says she always felt like she was on the frontline when it came to helping others. "When you had a problem, whether it was an addiction or a criminal past or a learning disability, any sort of treatment plan you would...
  • Chicago Public Schools proposes bare-bones capital budget

      Chicago Public Schools proposes bare-bones capital budget
    Citing its bleak finances, Chicago Public Schools on Friday unveiled a $160 million capital budget that officials said will largely cover only projects that are already underway and "the most pressing repairs and maintenance issues" at schools. The...
  • CPS faces Thursday deadline to offer union contract extension

     CPS faces Thursday deadline to offer union contract extension
    Chicago Public Schools officials have until Thursday to offer teachers an additional year on their current contract, a move that could bring an early conclusion to labor talks but would also delay some hard decisions to address the district's bleak...
  • Chicago schools decline to offer extra year on teachers contract

     Chicago schools decline to offer extra year on teachers contract
    Chicago Public Schools officials will not offer teachers an additional year on their current contract, saying the district cannot afford a built-in 3 percent pay hike. "We were optimistic that solutions to the Board's structural financial challenges...
  • Chicago schools refuse to extend teacher contract

    Chicago Public Schools officials say the district will not offer teachers an additional year on their current contract. In a letter to the Chicago Teachers Union, interim district CEO Jesse Ruiz said the district cannot afford a built-in 3 percent pay...
  • For transgender students, schools craft policies of support

    For transgender students, schools craft policies of support
    The eighth-grader fidgeted nervously during an impromptu meeting with the principal of Haven Middle School in Evanston just before the start of first semester. While classmates and teachers had long known the student as a girl, the 13-year-old...
  • Bill would allow Illinois students to opt out of state tests

    As new standardized tests tied to the Common Core standards spark debate around the country, the Illinois Legislature is considering a bill that lays out exactly how students can opt out of the state assessment tests. Democratic Rep. Will Guzzardi's...
  • Emanuel names Claypool to 3rd stint as mayoral chief of staff

     Emanuel names Claypool to 3rd stint as mayoral chief of staff
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has turned to old friend and City Hall veteran Forrest Claypool to be his new chief of staff as the mayor tries to deal with a growing scandal at the Chicago Public Schools and confront a series of lingering, serious problems facing the...
  • Emanuel knocks College of DuPage for elected board

    Emanuel knocks College of DuPage for elected board
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is dealing with a federal investigation into a no-bid contract approved by the Chicago school board he appointed — a scandal that has forced his hand-picked schools CEO to step down and for the contract in question to be...
  • Prime reserves

    Prime reserves
    Somehow, despite all its budget woes and related handwringing, the Chicago Public Schools still manages nearly every year to accumulate extra "cash reserves" to yank out of the hat and find still more "central office" employees to cut. Consider these...
  • Letter: Multiple choice test on education issue

    Chicago Public Schools terminated its CEO whose salary is $250,000 year. This CEO has been employed since 2012 and oversees 480 schools with 400,000 students. Contrast that with District 219 which has two schools and less than 5,000 students but pays...