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Chicago School Closings a Blow to Parental Involvement?

Lorraine Forte | Posted 12.09.2013 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

Journalists are often criticized for supposedly focusing on "bad news" and ignoring the positive. Yet in reality, we're happy to report good news -- if the evidence backs it up.

CPS Begins New School Year With Fewer Teachers, Schools

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2013 | Chicago

(Adds details from school, teacher hires, homicide count, new quote from Chicago mayor, quotes from parents) By Mary Wisniewski and Re...

CPS Finances Still A Disaster Despite School Closings, Layoffs

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO, Aug 22 (Reuters) - The $6.6 billion proposed fiscal 2014 budget for the Chicago Public Schools is unsustainable and the district's fiscal h...

We Need Solutions for Our Children -- Fast

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 09.29.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

Some parents have predicted a mass exodus from the city to the suburbs, or from public to private schools. And if you can figure out a way to afford that option for your child, who could blame you?

Teachers Union Protests CPS' Massive Layoffs, Budget Cuts

Posted 07.24.2013 | Chicago

Throughout Wednesday, the Chicago Teachers Union is protesting the Chicago Public School district's decision to lay off thousands of employees and ena...

Crime, debt, flight = Detroit? Not to a Chicago cartoonist

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.23.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

MOTOR (WINDY) CITY Chicago Tribune cartoonist Scott Stantis' view of crime-plagued, financially failing Detroit looks awfully familiar. He says a lot ...

Rahm: Pension Crisis To Blame For 2,000 CPS Layoffs

Posted 07.22.2013 | Chicago

In Sunday remarks, Mayor Rahm Emanuel again defended the just-announced laying off of more than 2,100 Chicago Public Schools employees, almost 1,000 o...

Madigan, Metra and clout culture: "Legal" doesn't mean "correct"

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.21.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

LEGAL VS. RIGHT Whether House Speaker Michael Madigan broke any laws in trying to obtain a raise for a political donor at Metra is all but irrelevant....

CPS To Axe 2,100 Employees, At Least 1,000 Of Them Teachers

Posted 07.19.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago Public School district is slashing more than 2,100 employees, nearly 1,000 of them teachers, in the largest layoff of district employees i...

City Hiring 600 To Ensure Safe Passage For CPS Students To New Schools

AP | Posted 06.15.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The city of Chicago, which plans to close dozens of schools this summer to save money, has received 11,000 requests for help getting childr...

CPS Lays Off 850 Teachers And Staffers

Posted 06.14.2013 | Chicago

The worst fears of Chicago Public School teachers and staffers were confirmed Friday when district officials announced it was laying off some 850 empl...

CPS Aims To 'Turnaround' Record Number Of Schools

Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools has flagged ten schools for "turnaround" next year, the most ever recommended for this process, which replaces the principal an...

CTU: Teachers Of Color Most Affected By CPS Layoffs

Posted 11.23.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union on Friday released new analysis they say shows that African American and Latino teachers are disproportionately losing thei...

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....

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...

CPS Wants To Lay Off Worst Teachers First; Union Opposed

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Chicago Public Schools layoffs loom in response to a roughly half-billion-dollar budget deficit, schools chief Ron Huberman is proposing to circumv...

CPS To Cut Up To 1,000 Jobs Under Budget Pressure

Chi-Town Daily News | ADRIAN G. URIBARRI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In January, Mayor Richard M. Daley moved Chicago Transit Authority President Ron Huberman to the top post at Chicago Public Schools. By handing the di...