As Chicago Public Schools pleads with the state for more revenue for its schools, it warned charter and contract schools on Wednesday that their first-quarter payment would be split up over the summer instead of coming in July as planned.
The Chicago Teachers Union and groups calling for an elected police oversight board teamed up to pack City Hall on Wednesday in a show of force aimed at pressuring Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen for their respective causes.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool on Monday night pledged that the cash-strapped district would pay “whatever it takes” to remove lead from water sources and develop procedures to regularly test water and flush school pipes, though it’s unclear where he’ll get the money.
Galapagos Charter School, a small stand-alone elementary school in Humboldt Park, will not reopen its doors in September, saying it cannot afford to properly educate children under current Chicago Public School budget conditions.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an investigation into Lincoln-Way High School District 210’s bonds, budgets and annual financial reports, a subpoena from the SEC to Lincoln-Way shows.
A group of parents and students is calling for full integration of transgender students — including access to the bathrooms and locker rooms — in the suburban school district that has been at the center of a national debate on the topic.
A sea of poncho-clad Chicagoans gathered outside the Thompson Center on Thursday afternoon during a rally urging Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois lawmakers to pass a balanced and fair budget for public education.