Practically all Chicago public high schools see four-year graduation rates revised lower following an investigation into inflated figures.
Paying Out At CPS, Coughing Up In Kane County, And Copping A Plea
This week’s Public Eye column includes items on Chicago Public Schools cutting checks for unused vacation time, an unusual toll project in the suburbs and a cop admitting to a heinous crime.
How CPS Failed Laquan McDonald
Teen gunned down by a Chicago cop had rough road through deeply flawed Chicago Public Schools, child-welfare systems.
Early-Retirement Pitch Helps Sink CPS Contract Offer
Teachers, classroom aides feared brain drain of experienced educators, and the prospect of future layoffs, in rejecting four-year deal from Chicago Public Schools.
City Colleges Faculty: “No Confidence” In Chancellor
Instructors take symbolic vote against Mayor Emanuel’s leadership team at Chicago’s publicly funded community college network.
CPS Withholds Report On Kids From 50 Closed Schools
The district refuses to provide information on what happened to the students in the year after their schools were shuttered.
Rahm’s School Closings – What Happened To The Desks, Laptops, Books?
Two years after Mayor Emanuel shuttered 50 schools amid major uproar, his administration can’t say what happened to all the equipment and supplies that had been in those buildings.
Emanuel’s $1 Billion Savings Claim For CPS Is Suspect
Mayor has long claimed he’s cut $1 billion from Chicago Public Schools. But some of his math doesn’t add up.
Declining Numbers Of Black Teachers At CPS
Chicago Public Schools officials say they want a more diverse teaching staff, but black and Latino teachers remain woefully underrepresented in the classroom.
CPS Way Off Track In Monitoring Transit Passes
More CTA fare cards are stolen from Chicago Public Schools, which is supposed to be distributing them to homeless students.