Reports say that Forrest Claypool, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's chief-of-staff and former head of the city's transit authority, will be appointed as CEO of the nation's third-largest school system.
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July 16, 2015
July 08, 2015
Cerf, a former New Jersey Education Commissioner, will help lay the groundwork to return the district to local governance by the end of the next school year.
July 01, 2015
The cash-strapped district had sought an extension from the state to make the payments, arguing that it could not do so in full without impacting the classrooms.
April 07, 2015
Emanuel was forced into a runoff with Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, a Cook County Commissioner, after failing to win 50 percent of the votes in the February election.
February 25, 2015
Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, who was backed by the Chicago Teachers Union and ran a campaign largely focused on education, garnered nearly 34 percent of the vote.
February 24, 2015
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's first term included a teachers' union strike and the closure of nearly 50 schools, but graduation rates rose to record-highs under his watch, ACT scores climbed, and full-day kindergarten was expanded.
February 23, 2015
The district says the court "misinterpreted and misapplied" the law in ruling that the district could not arbitrarily cancel the teachers' union contract.
January 22, 2015
A Pennsylvania judge ruled on Thursday that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission does not have authority to unilaterally change the teachers'union contract and impose new terms.
January 22, 2015
The teachers' union sued the district after it abruptly canceled the collective bargaining agreement last October and mandated that union members pay toward their health care costs.
October 07, 2014
The School Reform Commission cancelled the teachers' union contract on Monday, prompting backlash from some educators and other supporters of the union.