“With this accomplishment of being rated as a level 1+ school… we’re a diamond,” said Demetrio Javier, a Amundsen HS dean and athletic director.
The stroke Thursday was in an area of the brain where she had a tumor removed. Lewis was diagnosed with brain cancer in October 2014.
The pay bump brings the minimum earnings for a school leader in charge of students, teachers and budgets to $125,000 a year.
The Chicago Public Schools will raise city property taxes this year by $225 million — at a cost of $177 to the average homeowner, officials say.
The last of 3 figures convicted in scandal that ensnared former Chicago schools chief heads to prison, but CPS’ fight continues to get money back.
Changes in how Illinois allocates money to school districts, benefitting those that serve mostly poor students, gave CPS an additional $450 million.
Longtime Austin activist and CPS mom Wanda Hopkins added that “We closed enough schools, we got extra dollars. Leave those schools alone.”
It’s hard to shield children when bad things happen, so it’s crucial to talk about it, says a Lurie Children’s Hospital pediatric psychologist.
CPS officials must announce by Dec. 1 any actions they plan to take after school ends in June.
CPS can’t change the rules for state and federal funds tied to enrollment, so schools that lose a lot of students still could see their budgets cut.
CTU President Karen Lewis called Friday for the ouster of Forrest Claypool and the school system’s general counsel after a Sun-Times report.
CPS emails obtained last year by the Sun-Times show Marmer closely supervised Jenner & Block’s work and gave direct reports to Claypool.
A CPS principal was banned from entering the Cook County Jail Wednesday — a day after being accused of falsifying student data.
Report finds alternative high school operated by the Chicago Public Schools inside the Cook County Jail has been falsifying credits and attendance.
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