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October 08, 2015

Former Chicago Schools CEO Indicted in Alleged Bribery, Kickback Scheme

The 23-count indictment from the U.S. Department of Justice alleges that Barbara Byrd-Bennett steered the more than $20 million in contracts to her former employers.

September 23, 2015

With Hunger Strike Over, Chicago Activists to Focus on Elected School Board

Activists ended a 34-day hunger strike to reopen Dyett High School. They will channel their energy into advocating for an elected Chicago school board.

September 22, 2015

Chicago's High Suspension Rates Driven By Schools With Concentrated Poverty

A new study by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research takes a deep dive into disparities in Chicago school district's suspension data.

September 10, 2015

Former Chicago Schools CEO Brizard Lands Consulting Job

In his new role, Brizard will help school leaders turn around under-performing school districts

September 04, 2015

Chicago to Reopen Dyett High School as Arts-Focused School, Innovation Lab

Twelve residents have been staging a hunger strike to keep Dyett High School in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood open as a green technology school.

August 27, 2015

Chicago District Approves $5.7 Billion Budget That Relies Heavily on Outside Aid

The district is banking on state assistance, a property tax increase, and borrowed funds to get through the school year.

August 25, 2015

Chicago Residents Stage Hunger Strike to Preserve Neighborhood School

The Coalition to Revitalize Dyett High School has lobbied for years on behalf of the school. A hunger strike by members has entered its second week.

August 04, 2015

Select Chicago Principals to Get More Autonomy, Less Oversight

The Chicago school district will tap 25 high-performing school leaders who also have a strong record on school operations and community partnerships.

July 31, 2015

Chicago Changes the Start Time at 82 Schools To Save Money

Chicago is staggering the start of the school day in a move it hopes will cut $13.5 million in transportation costs.

July 16, 2015

Rahm Emanuel Names New Leaders for Chicago Schools

The new leadership team comes to a district facing a host of financial challenges, including a $1.1 billion budget deficit in the upcoming school year.

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