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It's Groundhog Day at CPS

Matt Farmer | Posted 09.17.2016 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Five years ago, on September 15, 2010, a group of mothers began a sit-in at Whittier Elementary School in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. The mothers took this action only after trying unsuccessfully for years to get a library for their kids' school.

After Rejecting Teacher Raises, CPS Set To Approve Executive Pay Hikes

Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

Though they voted last week to rescind four percent pay raises for teachers and union school workers, the Chicago Board of Education today is expected...

Another Marshall Plan

Matt Farmer | Posted 08.06.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Ron Huberman gutted Marshall last year as part of another CPS "turnaround." Tony Skokna was handed a pink slip, his 17 years at Marshall presumably viewed by Huberman as part of the school's problem.

Rahm: Paying the Political Price for Choosing a School

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Two months from now, Rahm Emanuel will be in charge of Chicago's public school system. Don't be surprised, however, if the Mayor-elect and his wife end up sending their own kids to private schools.

Rock Star Superintendents: Are They Overpaid?

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

They command six-figure salaries. No, we're not talking rock stars, pro athletes or even pro coaches. We're talking school superintendents.

Chicago Public Schools Investigated: Misspending, Use Of Clout Discovered

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An investigation has led to the discovery of lavish spending by two former presidents of the Chicago Board of Education, all while schools faced a se...

Ron Huberman To Leave CPS By November 29

Chicago Sun-Times | South Africa Travel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman will resign his $230,000-a-year-job effective Nov. 29 in a departure hastened by Mayor Daley, City Hall source...

Epic Miscalculation Has Illinois Teachers Unions in the Crosshairs

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paras Bhayani

Legislative leaders in Springfield are readying a mammoth education reform package aimed primarily at curtailing the power of the state's teachers unions, a shocking turn of events.

If I Ran the Schools

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

There is a new trend in education and frankly, I don't like it. Unfortunately, you don't have to be an educator to be at the helm of an educational ...

Terry Mazany Named Interim CPS Chief

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Anticipating the retirement of Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has announced an interim head of the city's school...

What Will Happen to Reform with Rhee, Klein Out?

Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sarah Butrymowicz

What happens in the immediate future will depend on how new leaders in these cities respond to their mayors, who have the power to hire and fire the school chiefs.

After 43-Day Sit-In, Parents Get The Best Of CPS

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Wednesday night, for the first time in 43 days, the front door of La Casita was locked. The lights were turned off; the building was empty. A sit-...

CPS Gives In To Whittier Parents

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Protesting parents at a Pilsen elementary school have reached a deal with the city after a month-long standoff. The group of mothers that has staged ...

CPS Promises Library To Protesting Parents, But Will They Follow Through?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman has proposed a deal to build a library at Whittier Dual Language Elementary School, and keep its fieldhouse fr...

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...

How to Fit in at the Sit-In

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

The radical moms from Whittier Elementary School are now in the fifth week of their sit-in at the field house they call La Casita.

CPS Success: Dad Is In Prison, But His Son Is Going To College

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With his father and role model in federal prison for dealing drugs, Corey Hardiman could easily be doing the same on the mean streets of Chicago's Ros...

Huberman: "I'm Outta Here"

Mike Klonsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Klonsky

The Chicago schools CEO is running full speed towards the exit door. He's even nudging his boss Mayor Daley out of the way so he can be first out of Dodge.

Chicago Public Schools CEO To Resign This Year

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Ron Huberman, the Chicago Public Schools CEO, said Wednesday that he would resign by the end of this school year, the Wall Street Journal reports. Hu...

Chicago Teachers Union SUES CPS Over Teacher Firings

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union is suing the city's board of education in order to stop more than a thousand teachers from being laid off....

Chicago Public School Students Show Boost In Test Scores

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public high school students posted some of their strongest gains in a decade on assessment tests last spring, but reading remains a red flag. ...

The Tiers of a Clown

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Good morning, kids. My name is Ron Huberman and -- for the time being -- I'm still the CEO of Chicago Public Schools. Thanks for inviting me out to Philip Rogers Elementary School today.

Minority Enrollment Loses Some Ground In City's Best Schools

Catalyst Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In Government and Policy This year's trial admissions process for selective enrollment and magnet schools did not spur dramatic shifts in their racial...

Time to Write a New Chapter for Chicago Public Schools

Lorraine Forte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

The next schools CEO should be someone who understands the puzzle at ground level. That's something Daley's hand-picked CEOs haven't brought to the table.

CPS Parents Rip Daley, Huberman On Misuse Of TIF Funds

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools' budget woes are causing a growing number of teachers and parents to pressure Mayor Richard Daley on TIF funding for schools. T...