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Arne Duncan, Education Secretary, Facing Questions On CPS Clout List

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Revelations that President Barack Obama's top education official kept a log of calls from powerful people trying to get students into ...

Chicago Public Schools Dodges A Budget Bullet -- For Now

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paras Bhayani

By shortchanging teacher pensions, is Chicago Public Schools simply creating a bigger mess down the road?

Chicago Public Schools: Voucher Program Approved By Senate For City's Worst Schools

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois Senate today approved legislation creating a small-scale voucher program that would provide money for 22,000 students at ...

CPS To Ditch Nachos, Doughnuts, Pop-Tarts In Major Nutritional Overhaul

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago public schools plan to ditch their daily nacho service in high school and get rid of doughnuts and Pop-Tarts for breakfast as part of a major ...

Mayor Daley Against Four Day School Weeks

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley today came out against the idea of cutting the school week back to four days, calling it a step in the wrong direction as the city...

Arne Duncan's CPS CLOUT List: Local Pols Called On Duncan For Favors

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For all the struggles of the Chicago Public Schools, there are a few bright spots in the district. In particular, the city's magnet and selective-enro...

Chicago Schools: 8th-Graders Show No Improvement In Reading Scores, 4th-Graders Creep Up

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Despite the mantra from Mayor Daley to focus on reading, Chicago's eighth-grade reading scores haven't really budged since 2002 on a key national test...

Chicago Public Schools: Principals' Clout Limited As Aldermen Admit To Lobbying

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Getting in to one of Chicago's magnet or selective public high schools -- the most elite public schools in the city -- is never easy. Except, that is,...

Documents Show CPS Could See 37-Student Classrooms, Loss Of Non-Varsity Sports, Teacher Layoffs

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Schools CEO Ron Huberman Monday briefed principals on the grim possibility of class sizes of 37 kids, no non-varsity sports, and cutbacks in a...

Public Education Reform: Still Separate But Not Equal in 2010

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tamara N. Holder

America's public school system is in shambles, and the poorest kids are the only ones underneath the rubble. Now, it is the duty of the administration to fix America's destroyed public education system.

Foreign Language Classes Face Cuts As Chicago Public Schools Seeks Savings

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Elementary-age kids would no longer have a chance to learn a foreign language at their neighborhood public school under a decision to dump "world lang...

A Chicago Public Schools Food Fight

Zack Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

Reggio's Pizza, a minority-owned pizza company, is the latest victim of the Chicago Public Schools' budget crisis.

CPS Replacing 80 Principals At Struggling Chicago Schools

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Eighty principals -- some of them only a year or two into their contracts -- will be replaced to shape up chronically-under-performing Chicago Public ...

Chicago Public Schools Grade Inflation: Hyde Park Academy Raised 2,000 Grades

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: The Sun-Times reports Thursday that the schools inspector general has launched an investigation into the grade hikes at more than 30 schools,...

Chicago Public Schools: Ron Huberman Will Consider Race In Admission To Selective Schools

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ron Huberman, C.E.O. of the Chicago Public Schools, came into office with a plan. Instead of admitting students to Chicago's elite magnet schools and ...

A Doomsday Plan for the Chicago Public Schools

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paras Bhayani

Chicago Public Schools chief Ron Huberman dropped an anvil on Chicago residents late last week when he announced that the district faces a $975 million deficit next year.

Chicago Public Schools Face Hundreds Of Layoffs, Furloughs As Deficit Nears $975 Million

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While the state's massive budget problem is not news to anyone at this point, the solution to this problem may come at more of a cost than Illinoisans...

Chicago Public Schools Could Face $975 Million Deficit

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

To get ahead of what could be a $975 million deficit next school year, Chicago Public School officials Thursday announced 500 central office and cityw...

CPS Settles Trampoline Lawsuit For $14.7 Million

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago man injured on a mini-trampoline while he was an 8th grade student at a South Side elementary school 17 years ago has settled a lawsuit with...

Chicago Board Of Education OKs Closings And Overhauls At Eight Chicago Public Schools

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools President Ron Huberman received the go-ahead Wednesday night from the Board of Education to move forward with a controversial p...

Chicago Public Schools: Ron Huberman Removes Two Schools From Closure List As Vote Looms

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ron Huberman, the president of Chicago Public Schools, announced late Tuesday that two more schools would be spared from his proposed list of closings...

Money Smart Week Chicago 2010

Stephanie Neely | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Stephanie Neely

As part of my Financial Education Initiative for Students and their Families, on one day during Money Smart Week, nearly 100,000 students will spend their library time learning about basic budgeting.

Helen Hawkins, Former Schools Official, Spent Thousands Of School Money On Designer Bags, Hair Products

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Helen Hawkins, the former head of the Triumphant Charter school on the city's South Side, is facing jail time after using school funds to buy designer...

Paul Vallas: Not Running For Chicago Mayor, Developing School Model For Haiti

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas, who has been superintendent of the Recovery School District of Louisiana in New Orleans since 2007, is ...

Meeks' CPS Plans Strip School Councils Of Principal Selection

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hundreds of parent-led local school councils would be stripped of the critical power to pick principals under a bill introduced this week by the Rev. ...