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  • It's still cold, but more schools reopening for Friday

     It's still cold, but more schools reopening for Friday
    The tide on weather-related closings began to turn for Friday's classes, as Chicago Public Schools and other area districts announced plans to reopen amid forecasts for single-digit highs and subzero wind chills. Districts that chose to reopen Friday,...
  • CPS nursing resources

    Chicago Public Schools have been changing the “formula” on how they use nurses to cover schools. School nurses are now in a new category, along with other certified clinicians including social workers, psychologists, speech pathologists...
  • Experts: Planned municipal advisers test may not protect CPS, others

    Experts: Planned municipal advisers test may not protect CPS, others
    After governments across the country, including Chicago Public Schools, suffered devastating losses on risky bond deals during the financial crisis, Congress passed a 2010 measure setting first-ever standards for the advisers who guide government...
  • Suburban educator who resigned over texts now working at Chicago high school

    Suburban educator who resigned over texts now working at Chicago high school
    Chicago Public Schools officials have placed a high school teacher on administrative duty while they examine whether the man — who left an earlier job after being accused of sending "awkward and creepy" texts to a student — was properly vetted...
  • Learning about and practicing democracy

    Thanks for making civic education in our state a front-page issue recently! We agree. Students in Illinois do deserve rich, engaging opportunities to be prepared to effectively participate in our democracy. Research shows that the voting and civic...
  • Risky bonds prove costly for Chicago Public Schools

    Risky bonds prove costly for Chicago Public Schools
    Fresh from the world of high-stakes trading, David Vitale arrived at Chicago Public Schools a decade ago with a plan to transform the way it borrowed money. With the district thirsty for cheap cash, plain old municipal bonds weren't good enough anymore,...
  • Banks kept CPS in shaky bond market

    Banks kept CPS in shaky bond market
    As investors across the country grew disenchanted with the risky auction-rate bond market in summer 2007, Bank of America officials became concerned that more trouble might lie ahead. Auction-rate securities had been richly rewarding for BofA and...
  • Illinois lawmakers opened door to risky CPS bond deals

    Illinois lawmakers opened door to risky CPS bond deals
    The legislation paving the way for Chicago Public Schools to issue $1 billion in risky debt arrived on the Senate floor with little explanation. The sponsor, Sen. John Cullerton, told fellow lawmakers that his grasp of the bill was limited. "I hope...
  • CPS resisted sharing financial data with public

    CPS resisted sharing financial data with public
    Chicago Public Schools' spending is financed by taxpayer dollars, but it took months of effort by Tribune reporters and attorneys to obtain details about the district's borrowing history and how much it spends in interest on its massive debts. The...
  • The real debate about Chicago schools

    The real debate about Chicago schools
    Two challengers to Mayor Rahm Emanuel — 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia — have released education platforms this week. It's safe to say their priorities do not mirror what Chicago Public Schools...
  • Chicago sees potential gold in hosting China trade summit

    Chicago sees potential gold in hosting China trade summit
    Chicago's continuing push for a bigger slice of trade with China will kick into high gear Tuesday when top negotiators from Washington and Beijing fly in for bilateral talks aimed at easing the flow of cross-border commerce. While the main show at the U....