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CPS budgeting enough money so schools can maintain current staffing levels

Chicago Public Schools principals were receiving budgets Tuesday for individual schools that include increases for teacher raises, allowing school leaders to maintain steady staffing levels. Schools ... read more

CPS budget calls for big boost in class size

The CPS ... "Keep in mind, the only budget that has been presented is the governor's," he said. "If there is a competing plan, then we need to see it." The school-by-school budgets made available ... read more

WBEZ Investigation: CPS Secretly Overhauled Special Education At Students’ Expense

A WBEZ ... can, so that the ultimate outcome is giving less,” Cohen said. “It is equivalent to the old fable about a death by 1,000 lashes. This is a death by 1,000 slow cuts.” For a school district ... read more

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Asked & answered: Jerry Joyce

The city’s finances are broken but we can’t afford to balance our budget ... current administration did not properly staff the Chicago Police Department and let attrition take its toll, particularly ... read more

The meaning of our struggle in Chicago

Between the two of them, we've been at CPS for 14 years and have been at six different schools. So I think we have a good perspective on what works and what doesn't work in the system. And I can ... ... read more

Dirty schools: CPS cheated to pass cleanliness audits, janitors say

At Powell Elementary, Gladney says she frequently buys Fabuloso cleaner for the school with her own money because requests for more cleaning solution get turned down. “They tell us it’s not in our ... read more

San Antonio’s Ozone Levels Are Too High — but the EPA isn’t Paying Attention. Now What?

Fossil fuel emissions from Eagle Ford fracking drift through southeast San Antonio, picking up emissions from CPS’ coal fire plants ... from TCEQ’s biennial budget — money designated to help reduce ... read more

Chicago Takes Aim At Expensive Special Education Program

And so, given that CPS’ budget is mostly based on funding on a per pupil basis, the school should be getting more money. That’s not the case. Norwood says Agassiz principal exhausted all her special ... read more

Class Confrontation in Chicago

These budget cuts are setting schools up to lose students to charters or eventually to be closed. So it ... popular in Chicago — popular enough that state legislators feel compelled to support it, and ... read more

Teacher Pension Crisis Is Punishing Children and Taxpayers

McGee says taxpayers will continue to contribute increasing amounts of their hard-earned money to pay for teacher pensions, but “the underfunding shortfall is so large that aggregate ... battle with ... read more

An empty-desk epidemic

The crushing pattern of detachment from school often begins in kindergarten, when no child can be said to have a ... boosting attendance at CPS by just 1 percent also would mean close to $9 million in ... read more

Asked & answered: Bill Daley

BUDGET ... money in our neighborhoods. Part of that investment will include new uses for schools, so they can continue to serve their communities. Should all schools offer basically the same ... read more

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