Just two days after CPS released its budget which included the first year of funding towards making pre-k universal in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined Chicago Public Schools and the Department of Family and Support Services to announce capital investments in five early education sites.
In April, Aramark, a Philadelphia-based food service and facilities company, held a jobs fair at St. Sabina Church on the South Side, listing openings for food service workers, cooks, general utility workers and custodial service workers.
For the past 10 years, Saint Sabina Church in Auburn Gresham has marked the end of Chicago Public Schools' school year with a Peach March and Rally, inviting residents to join together in solidarity to speak out against violence.
Records obtained by Chicago City Wire show that Chicago Public Schools (CPS) spent nearly $100,000 for student and teacher trips to the United Kingdom, Italy, South Africa and Costa Rica last year, as district leaders were asking Illinoisans to pay more in taxes to bail out the insolvent, debt-ridden district.
The would-be founders of Chicago Classical Academy, which would have been a charter school rooted in the liberal arts and set apart from existing Chicago public schools, are discouraged that their application was not approved but they're not done, one would-be founder said during a recent interview.
On episode two of Ready Set Gov, we’re joined by Linda Lenz, a veteran Chicago education writer, who walks us through the bipartisan education reform bill passed in Springfield. We talk about what it means for Illinois taxpayers and students alike.
Although it was able to investigate only a fraction of the complaints it received, the Chicago Public Schools Office of the Inspector General (OIG) noted in its annual report that it logged nearly 1,500 reports of alleged misconduct, waste, fraud and financial mismanagement during fiscal 2017.
During a three-year period, Chicago Public Schools employees spent more than $250,000 on gift cards, some of which were allegedly used as a way to get around a no-petty-cash policy instituted by the district, according to a recent report.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool resigned after a report by the schools office of the inspector general concluded that he and General Counsel Ronald Marmer violated the Code of Ethics when they improperly used “contract management authority," according to a Chicago Tribune report.
Despite dismal student performance on annual exams covering math and reading, Chicago Public School graduation rates remain high, according to a Chicago City Wire analysis of 2016 data from the Illinois State Board of Education.