Rahm’s schools CEO is putting a new spin on an old Chicago budget trick.
Barbara Byrd-Bennett steps down after overseeing school cuts and closings.
The year in politics: Our third annual awards for political “achievement”
Mayor Emanuel’s decision to close 50 schools only seems to get worse with time.
Hey, wannabe teachers: If you want to teach in Chicago, get ready to be moved to different schools all over town, many times!
Mayor Emanuel’s threat to close a quarter of Chicago’s public grammar schools has the city in a tizzy.
State rep Rita Mayfield isn’t from the city, but who else is sticking up for its taxpayers?
Good luck finding the documents that explain CPS’s longer school day
Brian Jackson/Sun-Times Chicago schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, addressing the Chicago Urban League in November. “We need to acknowledge that the community simply does not trust what we say or what we do,” Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said in November. This was during a speech to the Chicago Urban League, three weeks after Rahm […]
The year in politics: the Reader‘s second annual awards for political “achievement”
A modest proposal for a serious problem
Mayor Rahm makes many promises regarding school closings, but do you believe him?
What led to former CPS chief Jean-Claude Brizard’s failure to communicate?
Governor Quinn uses Dr. Quentin Young to momentarily stall Mayor Rahm’s attempt to dole out money to the Cubs—somewhere Harold Washington is smiling
CPS biz as usual: Mayor Rahm kicks one CEO out, brings another one in, gives her a nickname and sticks taxpayers with the tab