As expected, CPS officials say they just can't afford to offer teachers a contract extension that would include a 3 percent raise costing about $105 million.
April 30, 2015
The United Neighborhood Organization says its separately incorporated charter school chain owes it money for management services. If it doesn’t pay up, UNO will be “forced” to sell off some school buildings to recoup nearly $3 million in back payments.
April 27, 2015
Tony Smith previously ran the school system in Oakland, Calif., and is the newly named state superintendent for Illinois. Melissa Sanchez talked to him about his vision for education, the role of testing, charters, finding teachers of color and whether CPS should declare bankruptcy.
April 20, 2015
Governor Bruce Rauner, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Public Education Fund--the non-profit organization that paid to pilot the initiative at the center of an ongoing federal investigation into the circumstances surrounding a controversial $20 million contract--all sought to distance themselves from the situation on Monday.
Nationwide, more than one-third of undergraduate students are over 24, and a majority of them attend college part-time.
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.
Federal authorities are investigating a “matter” at CPS that sources tell Catalyst Chicago involves CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and the $20 million no-bid contract given to SUPES Academy.
“Bankruptcy code exists to help the organization get out of financial trouble,” the governor told an approving crowd at an event organized by The Chicago Public Education Fund. “There’s a reason for the bankruptcy code.”