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.
Recently in Chicago Schools Category
October 08, 2015
September 23, 2015
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
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
In his new role, Brizard will help school leaders turn around under-performing school districts
September 04, 2015
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
The district is banking on state assistance, a property tax increase, and borrowed funds to get through the school year.
August 25, 2015
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
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 is staggering the start of the school day in a move it hopes will cut $13.5 million in transportation costs.
July 16, 2015
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.