The Chicago school district sued Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state board of education alleging that state school funding discriminated against Chicago's largely poor, Hispanic, and black students.
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April 28, 2017
April 28, 2017
A judge sentenced Byrd-Bennett to more than four years for her role in a more than $20 million kickback scheme while she was superintendent of the Chicago schools.
April 10, 2017
Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the former CEO Chicago Public Schools, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud for her role in steering more than $20 million in no-bid contracts to SUPES Academy.
March 07, 2017
The Grammy-award winning rapper, who attended Chicago public schools, urged companies to donate to the city's schools and pledged to give $10,000 for every $100,000 donated.
February 27, 2017
City education leaders say they may be forced to cut the school year short by nearly two weeks and take other drastic steps unless a judge acts to force the state to make up for millions of dollars in lost aid to Chicago's schools.
February 23, 2017
Members of the Chicago school district's Latino Advisory Committee said that district budget cuts fell disproportionately on schools with Latino students.
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.