THE WATCHDOGS: Besides $4M settlement with family of student who drowned in school pool, CPS pays $116K to teacher who says he was whistleblower.
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Firing the heads of the Chicago Park District, City Colleges, CPS and Chicago Housing Authority would cost taxpayers at least $820,000 in payouts.
THE WATCHDOGS: “I trusted these people,” grieving mom says. “I trusted, and they failed me. They failed my son.”
A judge bars publishing details from internal records CPS released on the drowning death of a 14-year-old boy at a SW Side high school pool in 2017.
THE WATCHDOGS: The firms behind two massive planned Chicago developments have cut ties with law firm of alderman who faces a corruption charge.
Under the mayoral candidate’s education proposal, elected Neighborhood School Councils would replace the Local School Councils.
THE WATCHDOGS: Liam Miller needed a nurse to attend kindergarten without his mom by his side. Now, after a Sun-Times investigation, he has one.
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.
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.”