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Chicago Public School Budget

I Just Saved Rahm and CPS Millions During My Lunch Period

Dave Stieber | Posted 03.24.2016 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

We teachers have tried darn near everything to get you to realize that there are many ways to get additional funding for our schools and you refuse to do them. So we are left with no choice but to strike.

Elite High School May Charge Students $500 To Take 7th Period

Posted 06.20.2013 | Chicago

In the past, some Chicago students have been paid to earn good grades and study hard, but the tables may turn for students at one of the city's most e...

Chicago Public Schools: Not Just Heartbreaking, Actually Broken

Debra Pickett | Posted 07.23.2013 | Chicago
Debra Pickett

The parents and community members fighting the school closings clearly are the "good guys" in this dismal scenario. But their heroic energy and indomitable courage are being expended for the sake of maintaining a status quo that is, frankly, unconscionable.

CPS Touts New Perks Ahead For Kids Displaced By Closures

Posted 03.20.2013 | Chicago

Updated story In the ongoing battle over Chicago Public School closures, the district is putting a glossy sheen on the news thousands of the city's...

Chicago Tribune Report: Nearly 32,000 Chicago Public School Students Were Chronically Absent In 2010-11

Posted 11.12.2012 | Education

Nearly 32,000 — or approximately 1 in 8 — Chicago public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade missed four weeks of class or more d...

Teachers, Advocates Boo New CPS Budget At Public Hearing

Posted 07.12.2012 | Chicago

Teachers and community school activists did not respond well to the 2012-13 Chicago Public Schools budget proposal outlined at a public hearing Wednes...

Federal Cash To Change CPS Budget Plans

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Parents and community members will have a chance to sound off on Chicago Public Schools' $6.4 billion budget plan this week. The proposed budget ha...

Top Chicago Public School Teachers Laid Off

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Some of Chicago Public Schools' best teachers have fallen victim to budget cuts. Fifty-four master teachers were let go as the district struggles to p...

Ron Huberman, Chicago Public Schools CEO, Buys $898K North Side Home

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Due to a budget shortfall in the city and state, Chicago Public School students and teachers have been forced to make significant sacrifices. Teachers...