Nearly 41 years after the premier of Cooley High, we take a look back at CPS during the 60s and 70s, and the longstanding fight for educational equality.
If I were alderman, how would I have voted on the mayor’s budget?
Rahm’s schools CEO is putting a new spin on an old Chicago budget trick.
The mayor pays off one debt by creating another one.
Politicians plan to convert another neighborhood school into a military academy.
Aldermen kill a proposal to discuss school policies but find time to take on Eliot Ness.
Rahm creates a process to endorse his plan for more charter schools.
The year in politics: Our third annual awards for political “achievement”
In pushing his agenda, Mayor Emanuel doesn’t let facts get in the way.
Mayor Emanuel’s decision to close 50 schools only seems to get worse with time.
The students of Lincoln Park High are the role models that the Board of Education—and the City Council—should follow.
Chicago Public Schools employee: “The union guy told me, ‘Just be happy you got a job.'”
Exemplary art teacher Sunny Neater-DuBow was fired without due process because CPS says her job has been redefined. So why is her exact job now posted as an opening?
The Chicago Public Schools are broke. Teachers have been asked to share the pain. Coaches have been asked to work for free. Bigger class sizes have been threatened. So why are CEO Ron Huberman and other top bureaucrats taking raises?
Chicago Public Schools eliminates the already skimpy pay for assistant track coaches. We have some alternate suggestions.