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The Democratic gubernatorial candidate shocked just about everyone by claiming that a deliberate "strategic gentrification plan" exists to push black people out of Chicago and make the city "whiter." Kennedy pointed fingers of blame at Mayor Rahm Emanuel and, to a lesser extent, Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Kennedy pointed to the closing of 18 public schools in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. 'That neighborhood,' Kennedy said, 'just south of the Loop, there along the beaches of Lake Michigan, is the next great development play in Chicago.'" The new development, Kennedy said, wouldn't be for the ...

Among those counted were publicly-funded charter schools that don't charge tuition, though they did serve mostly black Chicago public schools students: Prologue Schools, an organization that shuttered its alternative schools, and the Academy of Scholastic Achievement currently operated by youth ...
The Chicago public schools headquarters in downtown Chicago is shown in June 2017. CPS employees "stole or misappropriated" thousands of dollars' worth of school-purchased gift cards, according to an annual report from the district's inspector general. (Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune).
The Chicago teachers Union said Monday that the Chicago public schools' plans to close schools including all of Englewood's open-enrollment high schools and the top-rated elementary school in the South Loop would violate CPS' contract with teachers. "Our union built protections from arbitrary and ...
Before Katrina, roughly half of public school students in New Orleans dropped out and fewer than 1 in 5 went on to college. ... From 2005 to 2015, Chicago public schools' five-year graduation rate (for district and charter schools) increased from 52 percent to 70 percent, which remained 18 points below the ...

Bruce Rauner on Monday vetoed a bill that was designed to clear the way for a major overhaul of how the state distributes dollars to public schools, saying ... embraced the new school funding formula last summer, he initially vetoed the proposal, saying it amounted to a "bailout" for Chicago public schools.
The Chicago public schools' latest school closings plan is in violation of the district's contract with the Chicago teachers Union, according to the CTU. The union filed a grievance Friday in order to block the planned school closings, which include all four of Englewood's open-enrollment high schools.
Chicago public schools on Monday unveiled proposed attendance boundaries for a controversial high school the district wants to open in the South Loop. The plan would shrink current boundaries for Tilden and Phillips high schools and allow incoming freshmen who would have been assigned to those ...
taxes will be on the rise for Chicago residents in 2018 since the Chicago public school (CPS) system will hike up taxes to $225 million to help teachers with their pensions. ... He finds it unfair how Chicago residents are taxed more for teacher pensions regardless if they attend public schools in Chicago.
Special Olympics Chicago has since helped establish programs for disabled children in more than 120 Chicago public schools and parks across the city. The worldwide 50th anniversary celebration is planned for July 17 to 21 in Chicago. A soccer game, sports activities, concerts and a torch run are among ...
Many Chicago public schools employees have a creative side they nurture outside of work. It's not easy with all of our demands, professional and personal. But many CPS employees make the time to pursue an artistic dream. During the school day, Jamel Moore is a one-on-one aide to a CPS student with ...
And Rahm also needs African-American voters to forget about Laquan McDonald and remain placid, even as black neighborhoods are torn by homicide, and the Chicago public schools suffer scandal after scandal, with the mayor's last two school CEOs leaving in disgrace. If Rahm gets all three of his ...
The Democratic gubernatorial candidate shocked just about everyone by claiming that a deliberate "strategic gentrification plan" exists to push black people out of Chicago and make the city "whiter." Kennedy pointed fingers of blame at Mayor Rahm Emanuel and, to a lesser extent, Gov. Bruce Rauner.
A new rendering released Friday of the proposed 1,200-student Englewood high school building. (Chicago public schools). Chicago public schools is moving ahead with its plan to shutter four Englewood-area high schools in favor of what it says will be a new "state-of-the-art" neighborhood option.
Chicagoans have watched their taxes rise steadily under Emanuel and are bracing for another increase to support the Chicago public schools, thanks to a new school funding law strongly supported by the mayor. But Kennedy apparently believes taxpayers should waste much of that money to keep open ...
"The lack of investment in Chicago's poorest communities obviously drives people to leave the city seeking communities that are safer, that are more ... 14th, had "worked to give Donald Trump (property) tax breaks of over $14 million," much of which, he said, might have gone to Chicago public schools.

Chicago public schools CEO Janice Jackson in her office at CPS Headquarters on Jan. ... The new homegrown CEO of the Chicago public schools said Thursday that the sprawling school system she just inherited needs an independent inspector general, calling the one whose probes ousted two of her ...
Schuler's office asked the Chicago Board of education to create a new policy that specifies when schools can use gift cards, sets out how the cards would be tracked and limits their purchase to one competitively selected vendor. CPS on Wednesday said it was developing a broader policy to govern the ...
The Illinois State Board of education has launched an unprecedented inquiry into special education practices at Chicago public schools, which have met with fierce criticism since a 2016 overhaul. The inquiry will "address the central question of whether there is a policy environment in CPS preventing ...
Throughout their time in the turbulent Chicago public schools, current high schoolers have attended classes in a system led by seven different chief executive officers. They're about to get an eighth, Janice Jackson. And, for the first time since former Mayor Richard M. Daley took control of the city's schools ...
Chicago public schools students return to the classroom next week, but the district's new Chief Executive Officer is already at her desk, planning for the rest of the school year, and the future of CPS. Former Chief education Officer Janice Jackson is currently serving as acting CEO, after the resignation of ...
Chicago public schools' new leader says she wants to hear from parents and families across the city. In her first comments as the district's acting CEO, Janice Jackson announced plans to hold community meetings throughout the city this spring in the hopes of sparking an open dialogue about the district's ...
Chicago public schools teachers and students will research cancer next summer in a University of Chicago program. The Chicago Tribune reports that the program is expanding to include teachers so they can share what they've learned with more students in their classrooms. It's called Chicago EYES on ...
Even if they're not great Athletes, Chicago public schools kids taking part in Urban Initiatives programs get to be part of a team. The nonprofit puts a lot more emphasis on the working together, making new connections, and learning leadership skills aspects of team sports than the winning. In its work with ...
Meanwhile, DUAB separately approved the hiring of Leonard Moody, of Chicago, as the chief financial officer for the Gary Community School Corp. at a ... The Gary schools emergency manager, Peggy Hinckley, said Moody's experience in school finance at the Chicago public schools and Chicago State ...
As with the case of Claypool, who got caught lying to the Chicago public schools inspector general and falsifying records. ... shake their pom-poms as the mayor gears up to divert millions in property tax dollars from CPS to the Cortland/Chicago River Tax Increment Financing District on the near north side.
The fair is organized by the nonprofit group Chicago public schools student science Fair Inc. Debra Sutkowski, past president of the group's board, said they need to find a new venue that they can afford. She said hopefully the venue would be donated or reduced in cost. Museum officials said they would ...
The City of the Big Shoulders apparently has a few public school administrators who seem to need more elbow room. "A pay-to-play scandal at Chicago public schools (CPS) has prompted two top officials to resign," Christian Britschgi wrote on the Reason.com blog Wednesday. "Yesterday General ...
Janice Jackson has a lot of people pulling for her as she takes on her new position as interim CEO of Chicago public schools. For one thing, she's an educator with Chicago roots - a former high school teacher and star principal - which is something we haven't seen in that position for over 20 years.
Renee Carroll, left, and Ronald Lachman, both seventh-graders, argue the points of their science exhibits at the Museum of Science and Industry on March 27, 1969. 2018 will be the last year Chicago public schools will hold its science fair at the museum. (James O'Leary / Chicago Tribune).
"With Forrest's decision to resign as Chief Executive Officer, now is the time for me to take my leave, too," Marmer wrote in a resignation letter to Chicago Board of education President Frank Clark. Marmer was at the heart an ethics investigation by CPS Inspector General Nicholas Schuler that was released ...
The technology giant said Tuesday that Chicago plans to incorporate the company's coding program into its public school and city college systems. As part of the rollout, Chicago schools and city colleges will teach students Apple-sanctioned coursework related to Apple's homegrown Swift programming ...
The Chicago police Department has now equipped all of its more than 7,000 parole officers with a body camera. "In addition to protecting the rights of the people that we serve, these devices help us take a look at what we're doing right and where we can improve," CPD superintendent Eddie Johnson said ...
Mrs. Burton was not only a mother, but also a teacher, first in the military and then for Chicago public schools. Burton posted a tribute to her ...
Chicago • A judge has ordered Chicago public schools to pay $1 million to a teacher who sued on grounds she was fired because one of her ...
Chicago public schools is showing tougher teacher evaluations. ... mandated tougher teacher evaluations, not just in Chicago but statewide.
Participants with Special Olympics-Chicago had good reason to ... out of 112 Chicago public schools locations and 23 Chicago Park District ...
And he wants to send $80 million to the Chicago public schools to pay for security, Safe Passage and after-school programs, with $66 million ...
(Nancy Stone / Chicago Tribune) ... that would have stopped the city from sending a total of $30 million to the CTA and Chicago public schools.
As I've mentioned before, in addition to teaching my Chicago public schools students writing skills, I also find opportunities to teach them social ...
... The Rapper Secures $1 Million Donation to Chicago public schools ... Jewel-Osco was donating $1 million to the Chicago public school ...
I'm thankful for the lawyers who rushed to Chicago airports to assist ... In September, Chance said: "Quality education for public schools is the ...
"In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I've pledged to give $1 million to Chicago public schools. The only problem is, I talked to my accountant, and I do ...
Chicago public schools CEO Forrest Claypool's letter to the school district watchdog publicly acknowledged his role in an investigation that has ...
A Chicago mother of a student with autism said her son was attacked at ... but functions well enough to attend public school -- suffered from a ...
And he wants to send $80 million to the Chicago public schools to pay for security, Safe Passage and after-school programs, with $66 million ...
Lawmakers OK'd nearly half a billion dollars to bail out Chicago public schools this past summer, McCarter noted. And with a fiscal 2018 ...
The Chicago Department of Planning and Development, or DPD, ... loser in this slush fund scheme is the Chicago public schools system.
youth Guidance is a local nonprofit that supports mentorship programs at Chicago public schools and will receive a significant portion of the ...


 

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