The district started voluntary lead testing in April, and, so far, has found elevated lead levels at fixtures, such as sinks and drinking water fountains, at 23 schools.
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June 15, 2016
June 07, 2016
Chicago Public Schools' parents, teachers, principals, and volunteers launched the hashtag #NotAPrison to push back against Gov. Rauner's comments that some of the city's schools were "basically almost crumbling prisons" and not places where young people should be educated.
June 06, 2016
Fifteen superintendents wrote to Gov. Rauner on June 6, accusing him of playing politics with education funding and warning that the majority of school districts will not be able to open in the fall without changes to state funding.
June 02, 2016
The state of Illinois ended the fiscal year without passing a budget, and school districts across the state are wondering what happens next.
May 05, 2016
The Chicago Teachers' Union has proposed what it calls a "recovery package," which it says could raise about $502 million for the financially-beleaguered school district.
May 03, 2016
Reports indicate that some Chicago teachers are concerned that a strike before the end of the school year could jeopardize their last paycheck before the summer and their health insurance.
April 20, 2016
District leaders argue while 20 percent of the state's students live in Chicago and local residents contribute 20 percent of Illinois' income tax revenue, the city's students are only getting 15 percent of the state's funding for K-12.
April 18, 2016
After the Chicago Teachers' Union rejected a fact-finder's recommendations on a new contract, the school district has called for the teachers' union to drop the strike talk and return to the bargaining table.
April 17, 2016
A fact-finder's report recommended that a contract between the Chicago Teachers Union and the school district include terms about salary, pension contributions, and healthcare from a January offer that the union had already rejected.
April 01, 2016
The Chicago Teachers Union is staging a "Day of Action" on Friday to call attention to public school funding, poverty, and other social justice issues.