The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services on Friday honored 53 students who are in the department’s youth scholarship program.
CPS teachers crashed a Bruce Rauner press conference Friday to confront the governor over his remarks that half of them are “virtually illiterate.”
A 13-year-old Wilmette boy accused of making false threats of violence to a number of schools also had evidence of elder abuse on his phone.
In emails released Thursday, Gov. Rauner once called half of CPS principals “managerially incompetent” and half its teachers “virtually illiterate.”
Aldermen, teachers and supporters want a per-student funding rate of at least $5,000 and the use of TIF money to support Chicago Public Schools.
Emanuel appears to be extending an olive branch to school leaders who are constantly asked to do more with less.