“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 pay bump brings the minimum earnings for a school leader in charge of students, teachers and budgets to $125,000 a year.
Despite a state funding boost, CPS is crippled by past cuts that created huge workloads for guidance counselors and librarians, among others.
Overton Elementary has fallen into disrepair since CPS shut it down. But for one day, it became an art gallery for students wrestling with emotion.
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.”
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.
Aldermen said they came away from the closed-door meetings frustrated by CPS CEO Forrest Claypool’s evasive answers.
it is particularly offensive when a school in a jail, which has the potential to offer a new start in life, is nothing but “a credit mill.”
Report finds alternative high school operated by the Chicago Public Schools inside the Cook County Jail has been falsifying credits and attendance.
“As choice expands…parents are more empowered than ever and schools are under pressure to improve in order to attract students,” the CPS CEO said.