Few are affected by Illinois’ PARCC testing as much as special education students, Chicago Public Schools teachers say.
Educational consultant Gary Solomon schemed with then-CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett to steer contracts to his business, but the feds snared them both.
A case attempting to open the books and financial records of the Illinois High School Association was argued before the Illinois Supreme Court.
Kids don’t have to take the standardized PARCC test, but some Chicago Public Schools students and parents say they’ve been pressured to do so.
The proposal seeks to transform Chicago’s school board of seven mayoral appointees to one composed of 21 members elected by voters.
Federal prosecutors accused Gary Solomon of “glossing over the significance of his corruption” in seeking no more than 18 months in prison.
CPS calls its charitable arm the “Children First Fund.” It’s a foundation set up to accept grants, cash contributions and donated items.