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  • Emanuel names new CPS board members

    Emanuel names new CPS board members
    With his hand-picked school board rocked by a federal investigation into a no-bid contract it gave out and beset by a $1 billion-plus budget deficit, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has selected four new members to replace those whose terms are about to end....
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces another tough call on selection of CPS leader

     Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces another tough call on selection of CPS leader
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is now shopping for his third full-time Chicago Public Schools CEO in four years, and finding a capable and willing match for a system beset by deep financial, labor and legal turmoil could prove quite a challenge. The replacement...
  • Emanuel won't say if CPS can make $634 million teacher pension payment

    Emanuel won't say if CPS can make $634 million teacher pension payment
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday declined to say whether Chicago Public Schools will be able to make a $634 million teacher pension payment due at the end of the month. Asked if the school district can come up with the money, the mayor did not directly...
  • Letter: Support school vouchers in Waukegan

    Letter: Support school vouchers in Waukegan
    Five years ago the Illinois General Assembly nearly approved a bi-partisan school voucher program for Chicago Public Schools. The measure passed in the Senate, but the House defeated the bill. How shameful no voucher proposal has gained meaningful...
  • CPS chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett resigns amid federal criminal investigation

    CPS chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett resigns amid federal criminal investigation
    Barbara Byrd-Bennett has resigned as chief executive of Chicago Public Schools amid a federal investigation into a $20.5 million no-bid contract. In a letter dated last week, Byrd-Bennett said she planned to step down Monday. She did not give any...
  • Emails show firm played up clout in pitch for controversial no-bid CPS deal

     Emails show firm played up clout in pitch for controversial no-bid CPS deal
    Newly released emails from City Hall show how a controversial consulting firm played up its clout with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration and Chicago Public Schools before securing a multimillion-dollar no-bid contract now at the center of a federal...
  • Beverly Lowe Daniels, CPS educator and Women's Army Corps veteran, dies

    Beverly Lowe Daniels, CPS educator and Women's Army Corps veteran, dies
    Shortly after graduating from Englewood High School in 1939, Beverly Lowe Daniels enlisted in the Women's Army Corps and was sent to the Philippines, where she helped rebuild villages destroyed by the Japanese during World War II. She was discharged...
  • School board delays vote on Uptown charter, OKs charter for closed campus

    School board delays vote on Uptown charter, OKs charter for closed campus
    A charter school operator's controversial bid to open a campus in the Uptown area was put on hold Wednesday by the Chicago Board of Education, while another charter was cleared to take over a school building shuttered during 2013's mass school closings....
  • Arts education is at the heart of Chicago

    Arts education is at the heart of Chicago
    We appreciate Tribune columnist Chris Jones’ examination of the intersection between cultural engagement and arts education and where students sit at this important intersection. We applaud the investments of the Goodman Theatre and Chicago’...
  • Why Chicago schools need a turnaround expert at the top

    Why Chicago schools need a turnaround expert at the top
    The Chicago Public Schools system faces a $1.1 billion budget deficit, and talk grows louder that the district could be forced into bankruptcy. The deficit is largely driven by a nearly $700 million teachers pension payment that comes due. The Chicago...
  • Recruit alumni to realize the New Plan of Chicago

    Recruit alumni to realize the New Plan of Chicago
    Recently our granddaughter, a Chicago Public Schools valedictorian, was honored with one of two citations given to high school seniors for promoting interracial communication and understanding. The award certificate was given by the Princeton University...