| Jan 4, 2012
| 1:03 PM
In the year leading up to the overhaul of Chicago Public Schools leadership, the school district was beset by troubling instances of fraud and employee misconduct, including $1.13 million in improper benefits paid to retired teachers, systemic abuse of...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Chicago Public Schools is seeking to close two under-performing elementary schools and begin to phase out two struggling high schools next school year, part of a large-scale re-structuring of CPS under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s leadership team.
| 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...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 8:09 PM
About 250 people streamed into Soldier Field Saturday for a public education expo that featured dozens of booths representing the steady growth of charter schools in Chicago.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard used the event to emphasize that...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 1:00 AM
With two days left before the Chicago Board of Education votes to close or restructure failing schools, community groups staged a candlelight vigil protesting the dramatic measures and marched to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home on the North Side.
| Mar 5, 2012
| 6:53 PM
Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard voiced support Monday for public dollars “following” students to private schools.
Speaking on a panel at a gathering for the Economic Club of Chicago, Brizard said he supported public dollars...
| 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...