Several out-of-state school districts are now asking questions about their leaders consulting for company at heart of Chicago Public Schools bribery scandal.
And so does pay, with Chancellor Cheryl Hyman getting a big bonus this year as more administrators make six figures.
So much of public education is now run by private firms, and so much money is in play, it’s perhaps not surprising that a public official succumbed to greed.
Top administrators at Chicago-area community colleges are reaping big paychecks – and generous perks – courtesy of taxpayers.
While working for Catalyst Chicago, BGA senior reporter Sarah Karp uncovered issues with a no-bid contract’s connection to the board’s CEO.
Acknowledging their graduation rates were inflated, Chicago Public Schools officials are now revising those overly rosy numbers – which Mayor Emanuel has long touted.
Chicago Public Schools just resumed classes – but without enough school nurses, forcing some kids who need one-on-one medical care to stay at home.
CPS CEO Forrest Claypool, is refusing to say whether his children are attending or have attended CPS schools.
Amid the current budget crisis, Chicago Public Schools is laying off a disproportionate number of African-Americans. Pending lawsuits allege discrimination in past job cuts.
Dollar reductions target traditional Chicago public schools for upcoming year while privately managed learning centers get additional funding.