| Mar 23, 2011
| 11:57 AM
Some neighborhood schools would be consolidated and some charter or magnet schools given more space in a cost-saving measure being considered by Chicago Public Schools, interim CEO Terry Mazany announced today.
“It's no secret that Chicago has a...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 8:45 PM
The heated debate over Whittier Elementary School's library continued Wednesday when community members accused Chicago Public Schools officials of reneging on a promise to install a library in the school's dilapidated field house.
The district has...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 8:27 PM
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel pushed ahead with his pledge to reshape Chicago Public Schools on Monday, introducing an executive team led by a reformer from Rochester, N.Y., who has been unafraid to mix it up with teachers unions and parents.
| May 3, 2011
| 5:01 PM
Jean-Claude Brizard won't officially assume control of Chicago Public Schools for several weeks, but already he's immersing himself in the complex challenges pervading the nation's third-largest school district.
Brizard is living up to his reputation...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 4:11 PM
The drama got into full swing even before the Chicago Public Schools board meeting began this morning.
Charter school supporters lined the four-block radius of CPS headquarters at 125 S. Clark St. as parents wearing superhero costumes--Superman and...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 5:05 AM
As of 6 a.m. today, about 5,800 ComEd customers were still without power, according to a company news release. Of those, 5,000 were in Chicago.s
The company expects all power to be restored by mid-day today. Officials late Wednesday night said crews...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 3:40 PM
Hundreds of Chicago area schools will remain closed Thursday for the second straight day as an arctic freeze grips the snow-battled region.
From Chicago to Gurnee and Naperville, school superintendents cancelled classes as they cited impassable roads,...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 5:11 PM
Chicago Public Schools Interim CEO Terry Mazany today announced the appointment of University of Chicago professor Charles Payne as the school system's new chief education officer, but he won't have the job long.
The chief education officer is the No. 2...
| 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...
| May 20, 2011
| 5:00 PM
In his first public address since leaving Chicago Public Schools, former schools chief Ron Huberman said he’s excited about the new leadership coming in.
“I can certainly think of no one better and more talented to lead the system and guide...
| May 25, 2011
| 4:04 PM
The outgoing board of Chicago Public Schools approved the appointment of the city’s newest schools chief today at a meeting marked by farewells and hints of what’s to come.
The district’s CEO Jean-Claude Brizard did not attend the...