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  • CPS gave 38 shots for allergic reactions in year

      CPS gave 38 shots for allergic reactions in year
    In the first year that Chicago Public Schools stocked epinephrine injectors at all schools, nurses and other trained workers administered the hormone 38 times, according a study by Northwestern Medicine published Monday in the American Journal of...
  • How the Tribune analyzed CPS' bond deals

    How the Tribune analyzed CPS' bond deals
    When Chicago Public Schools officials embraced auction-rate borrowing over traditional fixed-rate bonds, their goal was to save money for the financially strapped district. From 2003 through 2007, the district issued auction-rate bonds four times,...
  • How's your school doing?

    How's your school doing?
    Illinois schools no longer are labeled as failures or successes based on standardized test scores, as they were under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Schools now will be judged on a powerful set of measures that help parents and teachers know if...
  • CPS must recover losses from toxic financial deals

    CPS must recover losses from toxic financial deals
    Two years ago Chicago Public Schools officials and Mayor Rahm Emanuel claimed they had to close more than 100 schools to save money. It turns out that the costs of the closings, along with the installation of countless Safe Passage routes to protect...
  • Chicago Public Schools: A teaching moment about risk

    Chicago Public Schools: A teaching moment about risk
    In recent years Chicago Public Schools joined the rest of the country in getting scorched by the Great Recession. It looks like the district got outplayed by its bankers too. "Borrowing Trouble," a three-part series by the Tribune's Jason Grotto and...
  • Emanuel: Too late to recoup potential losses on CPS bonds

     Emanuel: Too late to recoup potential losses on CPS bonds
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that it's too late to try to recoup any of the money from burdensome interest payments that Chicago Public Schools made after issuing risky auction-rate bonds. "There's a thing called a contract," he said. Other...
  • CPS asks feds for delay on new standardized test

    CPS asks feds for delay on new standardized test
    Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett said Wednesday that she'll ask the federal government to delay the rollout of a new and controversial state exam for grade school students this spring. Byrd-Bennett told school board members that fully...
  • Hundreds of iPads, laptops stolen from South Side grade school

    Hundreds of iPads, laptops stolen from South Side grade school
    More than $100,000 worth of computer equipment was stolen from an Englewood elementary school, authorities said. Several people were seen entering Nicholson STEM Academy, 6006 S. Peoria St., about 12:30 a.m. Monday and were later seen leaving with...
  • Mom injured when desk collapses at school conference, lawsuit alleges

    Mom injured when desk collapses at school conference, lawsuit alleges
    The mother of a Chicago Public Schools student is suing the district, claiming she was injured at a parent-teacher conference when the desk she was sitting in collapsed. The lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court Friday. The incident...
  • OCT 9 | Blue Sky: Rick Bayless on Letting Vision Drive Success

    OCT 9 | Blue Sky: Rick Bayless on Letting Vision Drive Success
    On Thursday, October 9, acclaimed chef Rick Bayless will share with Blue Sky Innovation how he has stayed true to his vision as he has built a restaurant, food and media empire. Bayless joins the Chicago Tribune’s Colin McMahon at the National...
  • Lawsuit alleges bullying led to CPS student suicide

     Lawsuit alleges bullying led to CPS student suicide
    A lawsuit filed by the family of a public school student who committed suicide in May alleges Chicago school officials failed to follow procedures to address bullying. A complaint filed in Cook County Circuit Court on Thursday by the mother of...