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  • Chicago Public Schools debt also is downgraded to junk status

    Chicago Public Schools debt also is downgraded to junk status
    Chicago's beleaguered public school system faces a likely increase in borrowing costs, tough bank negotiations and even calls for emergency state oversight after a major rating agency on Wednesday lowered the school district's debt rating to junk status....
  • Jones Prep placed on lockdown after 'unspecified threat' on Facebook

    Jones Prep placed on lockdown after 'unspecified threat' on Facebook
    Jones College Prep High School in the South Loop was placed on "soft lockdown" Friday morning following what school officials said was "an unspecified threat received on Facebook," according to a message sent to parents. Chicago police and Chicago...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chicago Public Schools proposes bare-bones capital budget

      Chicago Public Schools proposes bare-bones capital budget
    Citing its bleak finances, Chicago Public Schools on Friday unveiled a $160 million capital budget that officials said will largely cover only projects that are already underway and "the most pressing repairs and maintenance issues" at schools. The...
  • Chicago schools decline to offer extra year on teachers contract

     Chicago schools decline to offer extra year on teachers contract
    Chicago Public Schools officials will not offer teachers an additional year on their current contract, saying the district cannot afford a built-in 3 percent pay hike. "We were optimistic that solutions to the Board's structural financial challenges...
  • 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 —...