In the most recent contract negotiations, the CTU asked for a 3-percent raise -- which the district has already said would cost an estimated $105 million that it can't afford.
May 22, 2015
CPS is recommending renewals for all 14 charter and contract schools whose agreements are up this June. However, officials have expressed concerns about the academic performance and fiscal stability of half of the schools, which are being recommended for shorter renewals than the traditional five years.
May 22, 2015
Some Chicago high schools are turning to innovative programs -- such as intensified math and competency-based learning -- to address the "high school challenge."
May 21, 2015
“Opening a charter or any high school in our respective communities will undermine the efforts that are currently underway and the momentum we have gained in our neighborhood high schools," says Senn High's principal.
High schools are now rated on the college enrollment and persistence of their graduates. To solve the money problems, academic difficulties and social challenges that many students face, CPS is partnering with local colleges and universities.
Recently released data show that charter schools are among the most successful when it comes to graduating the students that enroll on the first day of high school.
CPS mistakenly gave personal student information to five vendors that had submitted proposals to provide management software for the district’s bus system.
The PARCC is designed to tell all of us--schools, principals, teachers, parents and students--what we know and don't know about whether students are learning, what we are doing well and what we need help with. That's a good thing, right? So what's all the fuss about?