Camelot Education agreed to the settlement after the IG found it paid ex-CPS CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett to help steer public contracts to the company.
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Eleven-year-old with Type 1 diabetes pleads with school board for better nursing care: “I think CPS can do better.”
Bargaining was expected to continue through the night to resolve the strike involving 550 Acero teachers and paraprofessional.
Schools CEO promises new plan for residents now that the National Teachers Academy won’t be closed and converted into a high school.
Plagued by problems finding enough nurses, CPS will expand its stable of outside nursing firms to eight, including one that’s suing the school system.
Teachers for the Acero charter schools network are taking to the picket line, marking the first-ever strike by charter school educators in the U.S.
The move came after a judge granted a preliminary order to block the planned closing by the Chicago Public Schools of the National Teachers Academy.
CPS is recommending closing Urban Prep West Campus, Kwame Nkrumah elementary, saying both “failed to provide students quality education they deserve.”
TEAM Englewood High School ended up enrolling zero students this fall, though it was granted a stay of execution to remain open a few more years.
CPS Inspector General Nicholas Schuler told aldermen his office is reviewing about 1,000 sexual abuse cases that have occurred at CPS since 2000.
More than 7 inches of snow fell at O’Hare International Airport from Sunday to Monday, marking the fifth-largest November snowfall in Chicago history.
After Campbell’s family moved to Chicago, he met his mother’s friend Muddy Waters. By age 12, Campbell was sitting in with Waters’ band.
Along with donated food and the clothing, The Healing Corner’s 100-plus volunteers also gave out balloons with inspirational messages inside.
Efrain Martinez is done keeping secrets about the incidents that wrecked his mental health. He’s coming clean about his ongoing treatment, too.
A 16-year-old boy and another male approached the CPD officer and flashed a handgun, police said. The officer fatally shot the boy.