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  • CPS cuts at every level

    So the Chicago Public Schools board proposes a 7 percent pay cut for its teachers because of a looming budget deficit. That is a significant amount of money to lop off one’s paycheck. Teachers work very hard in their position as they play many...
  • New light shed on City Hall's ties to CPS scandal

    New light shed on City Hall's ties to CPS scandal
    The consultant at the center of a federal investigation into his firm's $20.5 million no-bid contract with Chicago Public Schools acknowledged Wednesday that he advised Mayor Rahm Emanuel's transition team in 2011 on picking the administration's first...
  • Chicago Teachers Union files complaint against district

    The Chicago Teachers Union has filed an unfair labor practices complaint with the state labor relations board against the Chicago Board of Education. The union is accusing the board of bad-faith bargaining and refusing to engage in mediation. The two...
  • Don't cut CPS teachers' pay

    Don't cut CPS teachers' pay
    Chicago Public Schools wishes to further cut teachers’ salaries. Doing so would be devastating. Working full-time as a teacher in many inner-city schools can be immensely challenging because of struggling students, lack of financial resources to...
  • Emanuel's useless CPS promise

    Emanuel's useless CPS promise
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel bragged in his re-election campaign that thanks to him there is now all-day kindergarten for all Chicago Public Schools students. Yet one month later, it is announced that CPS is broke and that teachers must expect a 7 percent salary...
  • Dear Rahm: Please don't send CPS teachers packing

     Dear Rahm: Please don't send CPS teachers packing
    Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Please don't make Chicago Public Schools teacher an even less attractive career choice. Please consider our city's more than 500 public schools the same way you consider its gleaming lakefront, enviable green spaces, world-...
  • 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...
  • Rauner's school board moves to offset CPS cuts

     Rauner's school board moves to offset CPS cuts
    Chicago Public Schools would get $33.3 million to soften the blow of recent state budget cuts under a plan approved Wednesday by the State Board of Education. The money is part of a $97 million pot set aside to help struggling schools after lawmakers...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Feds eye CPS records on education group backed by state's, city's elites

    Feds eye CPS records on education group backed by state's, city's elites
    Federal corruption investigators looking into a $20.5 million no-bid contract at Chicago Public Schools also have asked for any records related to an elite nonprofit education group that has long been at the center of city school reform efforts —...