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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.

February 27, 2017

Chicago District Threatens Shorter Year; Summer School Cancellation

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

Chicago Latino Advisory Committee Members Quit Over Budget Cuts

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

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking Elected Chicago School Board

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

Chicago School Board Sues Illinois Alleging Discrimination in School Funding

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

Majority of Chicago Teachers Union Members Agree to Contract Offer

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

Chicago District Plans to Borrow $1 Billion

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

Chicago District And Teachers Avert Strike With Tentative Contract Deal

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

With Strike Looming, Chicago District Lays Off Workers

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

Chicago Teachers Union Sets Strike Date for Oct. 11

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.

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