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CPS pension crisis leads to controversial tax hike

CPS pension crisis leads to controversial tax hike

Hector Cervantes, Contributing Writer

January 8, 2018


Filed under News

Taxes will be on the rise for Chicago residents in 2018 since the Chicago Public School (CPS) system will hike up taxes to $225 million to help teachers with their pensions.  In a press release, former-CPS CEO Forrest Claypool, who resigned from his position in December, lauded the legislators wh...

This week in Chicago, July 20-26

This week in Chicago, July 20-26

Brenden Moore

July 20, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Metro, News

This Week in Chicago: What’s going on and what to look out for this week in and around Chicago and DePaul. Read More »...

CPS’ future uncertain as tough decisions loom

CPS’ future uncertain as tough decisions loom

Jackson Danbeck

May 17, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

After a historic mayoral election when Chicago Public Schools (CPS) was the center of debates across Chicago, the school district has sparked controversy on a host of issues, which many Chicagoans find threatening to the education of students and the livelihood of their teachers.  Read More »...

Teachers union vs. school board: Chicago’s contract debate

Teachers union vs. school board: Chicago’s contract debate

Brenden Moore

May 10, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

Opening shots were fired between the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) last week after the school board declined to extend its contract with the teachers, instead giving them an “insulting” initial offer of a seven percent decrease in take-home pay. R...

A call for civic change: Chicago’s referendum for elected school board

A call for civic change: Chicago’s referendum for elected school board

Kevin Gross

March 1, 2015


Filed under Nation & World

Although Chicago will not know who its future mayor will be until April’s runoff election, voters were unambiguous in their approval for multiple referendum issues. Read More »...

Appointed vs. elected school boards, a Chicago debate

Appointed vs. elected school boards, a Chicago debate

Eric Traphagen

February 22, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

Elected school boards for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) remains a highly contested issue going into Tuesday’s mayoral election. Many Chicagoans are unhappy with the condition of the city’s public schools and all four of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s opponents support a change to the 20-year-old referendum giving the mayor power to appoint school board member...

Panel at DePaul highlights Chicago’s struggle with special education

John Blocher

February 22, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Metro, News

On May 22, 2013, Chicago voted to close 50 public schools.  Among those most affected were special needs students.  Last week DePaul’s College of Education  held a panel discussion to inform listeners about the history of special education in the city, where it stands today and how it can be improved...

CPS principals share experiences at DePaul forum

CPS principals share experiences at DePaul forum

Danielle Church

October 26, 2014


Filed under Campus News, News

William H. Wells Community High School on Chicago’s West Side does not have a soccer field for its student-athletes. They are forced to play in a different neighborhood where just a block over there was recently a shooting as the boys’ soccer team was playing.  Read More »...

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