Public school teachers in Chicago have been laid off—again. Most will undoubtedly be rehired, if they choose to apply for open positions at other schools.
Chicago Public Schools
The budget impasse in Illinois is dire and may result in school closures and failures on the part of school district to pay teachers.
CPS adjusted its graduation rates to account for dropouts who were incorrectly classified as students who transferred to another school.
A hunger strike in Chicago ends on Day 34, but the fight for equity in public education, esp. in large urban districts, continues.
Federal officials heard about the hunger strike at Dyett HS in Chicago, but we wonder, What good will come of it?
We pray for the best as officials in Chicago decide what should next happen to a landmark of Chicago education.
A bond rating service has downgraded debt assumed by Chicago Public Schools to junk status. This is becoming a habit.
At long last, Barbara Byrd-Bennett steps down from her post as CEO of Chicago Public Schools and gives the district a chance to recover.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been re-elected mayor of Chicago. His runoff challenger, Chuy Garcia, brought important issues to light.
In support of Chuy Garcia for Chicago mayor, we note the tone he used in a campaign ad. Let’s start off on the right foot, not with unnecessary inaccuracies.