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  • 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 — the first indication that the public relations problem could extend beyond Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration.
  • Emanuel's deputy education chief leaving post

    Emanuel's deputy education chief leaving post
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s point person on Chicago Public Schools is leaving City Hall today to join the Joyce Foundation, a nonprofit that pushes for education reform in the Midwest. Beth Swanson, the mayor’s deputy chief of education, was a...

    Former CPS chief of staff joins Emanuel education team

    Former CPS chief of staff joins Emanuel education team
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's new point person for Chicago Public Schools is Arnie Rivera, a former district administrator and deputy chief of staff to two CPS chief executives. Rivera, 34, takes over as deputy chief of staff for education from Beth Swanson, who...

    Former CPS CEO Brizard calls Emanuel micromanager

    Former CPS CEO Brizard calls Emanuel micromanager
    Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard chided former boss Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week in an interview from the safety of his new post at an East Coast educational organization, saying the mayor needs to “learn to let go and allow his...

    Fixing schools to fix Chicago

    Fixing schools to fix Chicago
    In 1909, when Daniel Burnham issued his Plan of Chicago, city schools bustled with 300,000 children. Before the first day of school that year, the Tribune declared: "The children of all the world … the child of the tenements and the child of...