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Barbara Byrd-Bennett is out as CEO as she faces a federal probe.
Barbara Byrd-Bennett is out as CEO as she faces a federal probe.

Byrd-Bennett out, Ruiz in as fallout from federal probe continues

17 hours ago

Two days after the revelation that she faces a federal investigation into her relationship with a company that received a $20 million no-bid contract, embattled CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has taken a leave of absence. Board Vice President Jesse Ruiz has been named interim CEO.

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Teachers union members and community activists gather for an education rally outside the Thompson Center on March 26, 2015.

CTU unveils first set of contract proposals

March 27, 2015

The Chicago Teachers Union presented an ambitious set of proposals for its next contract, including smaller class sizes and ensuring all schools have counselors, nurses, art teachers and truancy officers. Many of the proposals are not negotiable in a labor contract and represent more of ideological asks.