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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • CPS, more than 125 other districts close as dangerous weather arrives

    CPS, more than 125 other districts close as dangerous weather arrives
    Chicago Public Schools and more than 125 school districts in the area decided to close Wednesday as a cold front sliding off the Canadian Rockies threatens to drive wind chills into dangerous territory for the next two days. Chicago school buildings...
  • Most schools closed as dangerous cold settles in

    Most schools closed as dangerous cold settles in
    More than 200 school districts across the area, including Chicago Public Schools, were closed Wednesday as temperatures hovered around zero at daybreak and dangerous wind chills were in the forecast for the rest of the week. For those who ventured out,...
  • Cold closings a 'new normal': CPS, others to stay shut Thursday

     Cold closings a 'new normal': CPS, others to stay shut Thursday
    As a bone-chilling cold front approached, north suburban Superintendent Lonny Lemon said he was in a meeting Tuesday when "everyone's phones started exploding" with news about impending school closings. The calls, texts and emails were prompted by the...
  • High School Legends series: Farragut's Ronnie Fields: Unbroken

    High School Legends series: Farragut's Ronnie Fields: Unbroken
    Note to readers: This is the third in an ongoing series of Chicago Legends. To read previous stories on Red Grange and Johnny Lattner, go to prepsplus.com. The first time Ronnie Fields nearly died in a car accident he was 8 years old. Fields says he...
  • 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 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....
  • Emanuel appoints new CPS inspector general

     Emanuel appoints new CPS inspector general
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named a new inspector general to the Chicago Board of Education, a move set for a procedural vote when the board meets Wednesday. Nicholas J. Schuler, previously deputy inspector general for schools and the department's interim...
  • Teachers, parents rally support for CPS teacher who lost home in blast

    Teachers, parents rally support for CPS teacher who lost home in blast
    A few hours after her house was destroyed Tuesday in a natural gas explosion, Chicago Public Schools teacher Darlene Sheahan was getting help from co-workers and parents of her current and former students. Sheahan teaches at Sutherland School in the...
  • 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...