Under emergency child care rules imposed July 1 by Gov. Bruce Rauner, Lenita Edgeworth has a difficult choice. She can keep her $16,800 a year job and keep receiving day care assistance for her daughter, Ellie. Or she can pursue her goal of returning to social service work and hope and pray she doesn’t get laid off again, as that would likely spell the end of child care help.
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CPS passes a $5.7 billion operating budget that has been called a "financially risky, short-sighted proposal," while Gov. Bruce Rauner signs off on a bill that seeks to curb excessive disciplinary practices at schools.
August 26, 2015
On the 10th day of a hunger strike led by supporters of reopening Dyett High School, two Board of Education members pressed for a speedy resolution to the ongoing controversy.
August 26, 2015
CPS teacher DeJernet Farder says most professional development activities are no more than random acts of school improvement. To save money and improve teaching, CPS should, for starters, talk with teachers about what they and what their schools need.
CPS is known for a handful of powerhouse basketball teams. But most high schools, especially those in poor communities, offer few opportunities for teens to get involved in sports. To do so, schools must raise their own money for athletics.
CPS officials are preparing to launch an all-school audit of English-learner services in the fall. A recent state audit of 22 schools provides a preview: Many of the compliance issues facing the district are the same ones that have plagued it for decades: inadequate programming and instructional materials for students learning English.
Jeanette Taylor-Ramann has served on the Mollison Elementary Local School Council since she was 19, a total 21 years. Here she shares experiences that led her to join a hunger strike to get School Board action on a plan to overhaul the neighborhood high school, Dyett.