| Jun 15, 2011
| 12:35 PM
The Chicago Public Schools board voted unanimously today to rescind a 4 percent increase in teacher salaries in the Chicago Teachers Union's contract.
The district says it's now facing a $712 million deficit--$8 million less than initially projected...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 4:01 PM
On a day teachers picketed over being deprived of their contracted raises, theChicago Public Schools Board today approved contracts for the city’s top two school administrators paying more than previously for the positions.
The new schools chief...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 3:20 PM
New Chicago schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard expressed support today for the idea of teachers and staff visiting students at home, even in some of the city’s toughest neighborhoods.
At an event Thursday held by United Neighborhood Organization,...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 2:01 PM
Stanley Fields resigned after just a year as superintendent of a suburban Cook County school district where he was put on leave, faced with firing and ultimately required to apologize to the community. Still, he walked away with a $100,000 severance...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 3:20 PM
Chicago Public Schools principals, assistant principals and central office staff will be giving up scheduled pay raises this year, just as teachers have.
In a letter Thursday, schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard said the district would be getting rid of...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 10:58 AM
Chicago schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard announced today the district's back-to-school efforts, which will involve other city agencies, social media and old-fashioned door-to-door campaigning.
District officials are calling the effort a grassroots...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 8:35 AM
Charter school advocates are asking Chicago Public Schools to give more money to charter schools in the upcoming school year.
With the district cutting per-pupil allocation by 4 percent last year and deciding to keep it flat this coming year, charter...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 1:55 PM
What makes a public schools education succeed or fail? What would you ask the heads of the Chicago Public Schools or Chicago Teachers Union?
We'd like to invite you to join us for a discussion about the future of public education in Chicago.
| Aug 8, 2011
| 2:01 AM
Many Chicago Public Schools students are heading back to school.
Classes start Monday for so-called E-Track students, or those who are on a year round schedule. They have same number of days of school as students on a regular schedule, but their...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 6:13 PM
Chicago Public Schools’ chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard and Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis met Tuesday, and one of the topics on the table was a longer school day.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is continuing to push for lengthening...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 11:55 AM
This week’s Chicago Live! lineup has shaped into a timely gathering of people and organizations working to better Chicago.
The just-released film “The Interrupters” is drawing international attention to Chicago’s innovative...