As public school officials here announced $200 million in budget cuts and outlined plans to eliminate about 1,400 jobs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday called for a broad rethinking of how teacher pensions in Illinois are funded.
Chicago Public Schools officials warned Wednesday that without relief from their next massive pension contribution, they would have to make $500 million in additional cuts in the coming year, on top of looming cuts they say will be caused by this year’s pension payment.
Teacher evaluations have serious economic implications for the Chicago Teachers Union, which last week said contract talks had reached a stalemate despite an agreement on the broad strokes of a one-year deal.
When Carolyn Alessio assigned her students to prepare to act out a trial to probe the themes of “Frankenstein,” she was surprised at what she found at the top of a few of their supporting documents — perfectly formatted docket numbers.
Facing a day of multiple deadlines, Illinois lawmakers return to the Capitol on Tuesday little closer to coming up with a new state budget or helping Chicago Public Schools deal with a deadline for a massive pension payment.
Proposed changes to how teachers do their jobs and are evaluated led to a breakdown in talks between the Chicago Teachers Union and the school board, officials said Thursday.
The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday approved plans to borrow more than $1 billion in an effort to manage an immediate cash crunch and get through the coming budget year.
Noble Network of Charter Schools, which operates 17 schools in Chicago, was named the best-performing large public charter school system in America as the winner of the 2015 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation announced today at the National Charter Schools Conference.