CPS typically counts students in its privately managed contract schools along with charters, but this year it did not, spokeswoman Emily Bittner said.
Chicago State University has only 86 freshmen enrolled this fall — and some are part-time students.
In downgrading its debt Monday from B2 to B3, Moody’s called CPS’ financial condition “precarious” and “acute.”
Enrollment at Chicago Public Schools has dropped by 3.5 percent since last September, according to a preliminary count.
The Chicago Teachers Union said Monday that 95 percent of members who participated in a poll last week have agreed to authorize a strike this fall.
A day after her baby was born, Erin Franzinger Barrett asked the CTU to deliver the paperwork to her, and she signed her name in her hospital bed.
Community leaders gave Mayor Rahm Emanuel grudging credit for addressing the city’s gun violence epidemic — but said he is relying too much on cops.