| Jul 4, 2012
| 10:03 PM
For a second time in two weeks, the summertime heat has led to the cancellation of Chicago Public School summer classes, officials said.
CPS chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard has ordered summer school classes cancelled at 18 schools that do not...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 3:31 PM
The Chicago Board of Education unanimously voted to reject an independent fact-finder's report recommending 35 percent raises for Chicago's teachers over the next four years.
Following a brief, 40-minute closed session at Chicago Public Schools...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 6:56 AM
After nearly four months of negotiations, contract talks between the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union are getting acrimonious.
Union President Karen Lewis said Thursday that a poll of teachers at 150 schools showed overwhelming...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:59 AM
Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard joined local elected officials and personalities from a hip-hop radio station in welcoming back students this morning at the high-performing Lindblom Math and Science Academy in the city's Englewood...
| 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...
| 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 14, 2012
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tops Chicago Magazine's list of the 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans.
To see more details on each person selected, visit www.chicagomag.com.
1. Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago
2. Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. attorney, Northern...
| 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.
| Aug 29, 2012
| 6:01 PM
The Chicago Teachers Union filed a 10-day strike notice on Wednesday in an attempt to put additional pressure on Chicago Public Schools negotiators in ongoing contract talks.
At a packed news conference Wednesday, CTU president Karen Lewis accused CPS...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 4:03 PM
If teachers walk off the job, CPS has a plan to keep kids occupied and safe. They'll open more than 100 neighborhood schools and utilize park district buildings to feed kids and offer activities.
But it's enormously complicated when you think about...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 5:09 AM
MORNING NEWS POLL: Do you think CPS CEO Jean Claude Brizard should lose his job over the CTU negotiations?
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