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  • Feds seek files on elite nonprofit in Chicago schools probe

    Federal investigators looking into Chicago Public Schools' dealings with a leadership training academy are also examining records involving an elite nonprofit group led by a powerful board comprised of movers and shakers. Authorities have sought...
  • Company with Baltimore County school contract under federal investigation in Chicago

    Company with Baltimore County school contract under federal investigation in Chicago
    Federal authorities are investigating SUPES Academy — an Illinois-based company that has trained school officials in Baltimore County and across the country — for a $20 million contract it has with Chicago Public Schools. The company's...
  • Emanuel scoffs at Rauner suggestion that CPS declare bankruptcy

    Emanuel scoffs at Rauner suggestion that CPS declare bankruptcy
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday threw cold water on Gov. Bruce Rauner's suggestion that Chicago Public Schools should consider declaring bankruptcy to get its financial house in order, instead returning to the argument that the state should provide relief...
  • CPS chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett on leave amid federal probe

    CPS chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett on leave amid federal probe
    Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett is taking a paid leave of absence in the face of a federal investigation that subpoenas show is taking a broad approach in its search for information about the district's decision to award a $20.5...
  • Mayor Emanuel is responsible for CPS contract in federal probe, union says

    Mayor Emanuel is responsible for CPS contract in federal probe, union says
    The Chicago Teachers Union said Thursday that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had "ultimate authority" over his school board's decision to award a $20.5 million no-bid contract that is now the subject of a federal investigation. Authorities are looking into both the...
  • Chicago schools chief to take temporary leave amid probe

    Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett will take a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation over a roughly $20 million no-bid contract the district awarded to a training academy where she once worked as a consultant, officials announced...
  • Spokeswoman: Emanuel supports leave for Chicago schools CEO

    A spokeswoman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he supports Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett's decision to take a leave of absence amid a federal investigation over a $20.5 million no-bid contract. Byrd-Bennett's attorney Michael Scudder...
  • Illinois school districts receiving largest amount of funds

    About 600 Illinois school districts will have $97 million in state funds restored after a budget deal brokered last month that cut money for education. The funds, which are a part of a plan approved Wednesday by the Illinois State Board of Education...
  • Feds investigating CPS chief, $20.5 million contract to her former employer

    Feds investigating CPS chief, $20.5 million contract to her former employer
    Federal authorities are investigating Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and a $20.5 million contract the district awarded on a no-bid basis to a training academy that formerly employed her, sources said. The CPS inspector general's...
  • Training academy cooperating in probe of Chicago schools

    A former employer of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's hand-picked chief of Chicago schools — a company that was awarded a no-bid contract of up to $20.5 million with the nation's third-largest district — said it is cooperating with federal authorities...
  • Board president says Chicago schools under investigation

    Officials with the nation's third-largest school district say federal authorities are "investigating a matter" at Chicago Public Schools. In a statement released Wednesday, Chicago Board of Education president David Vitale says federal authorities...