A Cook County judge said Wednesday he plans to rule April 28 on Chicago Public Schools’ civil rights lawsuit against the state over school funding, a move CPS hopes will clarify whether it can keep schools open until June 21 or whether it will end classes three weeks early.
A day before a hearing on Chicago Public Schools’ lawsuit against the state of Illinois over education funding, some aldermen on Tuesday complained that they haven’t received any updates on the district’s latest budget crunch.
Ald. Ricardo Munoz (22nd) on Tuesday forced a premature end to an otherwise routine Education Committee meeting after accusing Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s hand-picked school team of stonewalling his request for information about its financial crisis.
Dozens of charter school advocates and parents gathered outside Will Guzzardi’s Logan Square office Wednesday to protest a bill the state representative authored that would limit charter growth in financially struggling districts in Illinois.
Lacking support from a membership already irked about losing four days’ pay to imposed furloughs, the Chicago Teachers Union nixed a one-day strike, but left the door open to walk out again if school leaders cut any more work days.