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  • Maddening summary of debt

    I’m currently receiving an annuity from the Illinois Teachers Retirement System after teaching in a non-Chicago Public Schools public high school for a third of a century and contributing my portion to the system while employed. I am beyond...
  • New Chicago Public Schools borrowing will invite scrutiny from ratings agencies

    New Chicago Public Schools borrowing will invite scrutiny from ratings agencies
    The Chicago Board of Education's decision Wednesday to borrow up to $700 million is likely to bring new scrutiny from ratings agencies as the district struggles to bridge a $1.1 billion gap in its upcoming budget. As with any major debt issuance,...
  • Some Chicago-area districts ditch online state exams, pick paper and pencil

    Some Chicago-area districts ditch online state exams, pick paper and pencil
    The affluent Highland Park-based Township High School District 113 has all the modern technology, bandwidth, computers and technicians it needs to administer new online state exams this spring — but it opted to go with old-fashioned paper and pencil...
  • Emanuel, Garcia: Tell voters how you'll fix CPS

    Emanuel, Garcia: Tell voters how you'll fix CPS
    "All short-term solutions to our budget crisis have been exhausted." — Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett to the Chicago Board of Education, Feb. 25, 2014 $1.1 billion. That is the looming budget deficit that Chicago Public...
  • Teacher dies after collapsing at Austin elementary school

    Teacher dies after collapsing at Austin elementary school
    A Chicago Public Schools teacher has died after suffering a heart attack at an elementary school in the Austin neighborhood, authorities said. James Dasher, 58, collapsed Tuesday afternoon at Spencer Elementary Technology Academy, according to the...
  • CPS: Dismissal of pregnant teachers was 'consistent with business necessity'

    CPS: Dismissal of pregnant teachers was 'consistent with business necessity'
    In its first formal response to a federal discrimination lawsuit, Chicago Public Schools denied the principal of a Northwest Side elementary school targeted pregnant teachers for dismissal and asserted performance ratings and layoff decisions that...
  • CPS braces for 'consequences' of snubbing state-mandated test

    CPS braces for 'consequences' of snubbing state-mandated test
    With days remaining before Illinois schools can administer a new state-mandated test, Chicago Public Schools remains in a tight spot over the potential consequences of its decision to spurn the exam, officials acknowledged Wednesday. The Chicago...
  • Outbreak causes vaccination debate to heat up

    Outbreak causes vaccination debate to heat up
    Debating vaccination requirements isn’t new, but panic over the recent measles outbreak has triggered heated arguments and plenty of fresh questions. This issue goes beyond social media rants and false claims. So, what’s the real deal with...
  • Chicago Public Schools is borrowing once again

    The city's cash-strapped school system is seeking to borrow up to $700 million as finance officials work to manage the district's many debts. Chicago Board of Education members on Wednesday voted 6-0 to approve a measure providing for up to $300 million...
  • Teachers complain about revised CPS discipline policy

    Teachers complain about revised CPS discipline policy
    Teachers at a West Town school say a revised student discipline code that scales back suspensions and expulsions has left them struggling to deal with unruly students. "There were no structures put in place to support this code of conduct," said Megan...
  • CPS substitute teacher accused of sending explicit texts to 14-year-old girl

    CPS substitute teacher accused of sending explicit texts to 14-year-old girl
    A Chicago Public Schools substitute teacher has been charged with indecent solicitation of a 14-year-old student. Aaron Williams-Banks, 28, who appeared in bond court Saturday, has been accused of sending sexually explicit text messages to the student...