Charter schools got mixed news this week: the rest of their first-quarter payment has begun to flow, but they have to revise their budgets after a CPS error led some federal funding to be too high.
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When CPS officials announced earlier this summer that more than 500 special education staff would be laid off districtwide, they gave few details about how the services would be continued.
July 23, 2015
In front of an estimated 1,000 community members, several local politicians declared their support for a burgeoning anti-charter movement on the Southwest Side.
July 23, 2015
Two CPS deputy chiefs are being promoted to network chiefs and several principals are changing schools.
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.
A newly reconstituted Board of Education voted to take on an additional $1.2 billion in new borrowing; CEO Forrest Claypool will work without a formal contract.
Citing longstanding issues, outgoing interim CEO Jesse Ruiz says CPS will audit funding and programming for English language learners at all schools, including charters. UNO schools are already under scrutiny, though officials question the district's motives.
The CPS Board of Education will vote Wednesday on $1.16 billion in new borrowing and a new principal evaluation for Local School Councils that places a greater emphasis on school performance.