Austan Goolsbee, a professor at the University of Chicago and a former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, was appointment by outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel to serve on Chicago's school board.
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December 17, 2018
December 06, 2018
The teachers' union is throwing its support behind Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in the race to replace Rahm Emanuel as Chicago's mayor, the Chicago Tribune reports.
July 16, 2018
The Chicago Teachers Union, which has called on the district to increase the number of school nurses, psychologists, social workers, and case managers, said the school system's announcement does not go far enough.
June 27, 2018
In the wake of a newspaper investigation that revealed that dozens of Chicago students may have been abused, harassed, or assaulted, the Chicago school district will create the Office of Student Protections and Title IX to better handle cases of sexual abuse, assault and harassment of students and support victims.
February 06, 2018
The new Master Principal Program is the latest in a series of initiatives focused on principals in Chicago.
January 24, 2018
The longtime educator was named interim CEO in December following the resignation of Forrest Claypool, who was accused of repeatedly lying to investigators during an ethics probe.
December 08, 2017
Janice Jackson, the chief education officer in Chicago, will ascend to the top job after CEO Forrest Claypool quit Friday. Jackson becomes the third chief of the city's schools in two years.
October 10, 2017
Passengers who use the ride-sharing service Lyft will be able to round up their fares to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to the New Chance: Arts & Literature Fund, which supports arts education in the city's public schools.
July 21, 2017
The district expects its schools' budgets for the next school year to be smaller than the current year, in part because of projected decline in student enrollment and loss of federal funds.
May 31, 2017
Chicago schools CEO Forrest Claypool continues to denounce the way that the state of Illinois funds its public schools, arguing that the Chicago school system is being shortchanged on its share of K-12 aid.