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Chicago Public Schools' ethics watchdog recently released its annual report on investigations within CPS, focusing on issues like families lying to get their children into selective-enrollment schools.
In October, Emanuel had seen his former schools chief, Barbara Byrd-Bennett, plead guilty to corruption charges in one of the most brazen bribery schemes in state history. The McDonald controversy brought demands for his resignation that continue today.
If you live in Illinois you know there's no shortage of fodder for "fails" in our state over the year. We've chosen 10 to highlight and recap from the year that was.
Chicago taxpayers undoubtedly slept better this week after being reassured by former Board of Education President David Vitale that they got their money's worth from the now-infamous $20.5 million, no-bid contract between CPS and SUPES Academy.
The former leader could face over seven years in jail.
You can read the rest here. Gale was 7 or 8 when he went to his first baseball game, at old Sportsman's Park in St. Louis
Social studies teachers at Chicago's Darwin Elementary School probably had a blast last month preparing their seventh and eighth-grade students for the state-mandated constitution test. Let's face it. In this town, test prep material practically writes itself.
A tenacious journalist does some digging and uncovers highly suspect -- perhaps criminal -- conduct by a top CPS/Chicago Board of Education official.
CHICAGO, April 16 (Reuters) - The acting head of the Chicago Teachers Union said on Thursday that a federal probe of the
"No-bid contracts should be reserved for extraordinary circumstances that demand highly specific skills in a short time frame