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February 06, 2018

New Chicago Program Will Pair "Master" Principals With Novices

The new Master Principal Program is the latest in a series of initiatives focused on principals in Chicago.

January 24, 2018

Janice Jackson Named Permanent CEO of Chicago Public Schools

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

Chicago CEO Resigns Amid Ethics Probe; Veteran Educator Named Interim Chief

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

Chance the Rapper Teams Up With Lyft to Support Arts Education in Chicago

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

In Chicago, Enrollment Decline and Funding Uncertainties Lead to Smaller School Budgets

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 Will Open on Time, District Chief Pledges

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.

April 28, 2017

Illinois Judge Dismisses Chicago Funding-Discrimination Lawsuit Against the State

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.

April 28, 2017

Barbara Byrd-Bennett, Former Chicago Schools CEO, Sentenced to Prison

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

Feds Seek 89-Month Sentence for Former Chicago CEO in Corruption Case

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

Chance the Rapper Donates $1 Million to Chicago Public Schools

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.

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