Riverdale school system spends freely on conferences and meals for board members – while taxes rise, budgets shrink and students lack new books.
More CTA fare cards are stolen from Chicago Public Schools, which is supposed to be distributing them to homeless students.
Several out-of-state school districts are now asking questions about their leaders consulting for company at heart of Chicago Public Schools bribery scandal.
*Illinois State Board of Education doesn’t disclose counts for districts with fewer than 10 suspensions. Districts listed without numbers reported at least one suspension in the school year.
These CPS records show elementary class sizes for the school year now ending, as of the 20th attendance day. The BGA analyzed the numbers, focusing on kindergarten through eighth grade […]
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.