Members of the Chicago school district's Latino Advisory Committee said that district budget cuts fell disproportionately on schools with Latino students.
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February 23, 2017
February 16, 2017
Under a 1995 law, the seven members of the Chicago school board are appointed by the city's mayor. Chicago is the only district in Illinois that does not have an elected school board.
February 14, 2017
The Chicago School Board and five parents sued the state of Illinois, alleging that the state school funding system has created a separate and unequal education system.
November 02, 2016
More than 70 percent of the Chicago Teachers Union's 27,000-plus members voted this week to approve a tentative contract offered by the city's school district.
October 27, 2016
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Chicago Board of Education approved borrowing nearly $1 billion for construction costs and to refinance high-interest debt.
October 11, 2016
The last-minute deal on a teacher contract in Chicago came minutes before a midnight deadline Monday, narrowly averting what would have been the city's second teachers' strike in four years.
October 04, 2016
The layoffs were based on lower-than-projected student enrollment. The Chicago Teachers' Union says it plans to go on strike on Oct. 11.
September 28, 2016
The Chicago School District faces the possibility that teachers will walk off the job for the second time in four years after the Chicago Teachers' Union said Wednesday it will go on strike on Oct. 11 if it does not reach an agreement with the district.
September 26, 2016
For the second time in less than year, the majority of the members of the Chicago Teachers' Union cast ballots in favor of a strike.
September 23, 2016
In an address focused on curbing the gun violence that has plagued Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel pledged $36 million in city and philanthropic funds to expand mentoring programs to 7,200 boys and male youths. He also plans to expand a similar program for women and opportunities for unemployed and out-of-school youths.