CPS takes another budget hit, loses $30M in expected state funding

Chicago Sun-Times - Illinois Education News 8/5 2:18P Sarah Karp
Students sit outside Nicholas Senn High School in the Edgewater neighborhood. Pat Nabong/Sun-Times A change in state funding has caused Chicago Public Schools to lose almost $30 million in expected state money, representing yet another financial...

Illinois’ sales tax holiday 2022: When does it start, and what’s eligible?

Chicago Sun-Times - Illinois Education News 8/4 4:35A Satchel Price
Illinois’ sales tax holiday on back-to-school goods will run until Sunday, Aug. 14. Marta Lavandier/AP Photo Shoppers in Illinois looking to stock up on school supplies, clothing and other back-to-school gear can look forward to saving a bit on...

Laid-off CPS librarian finds new home — and mandate — at King College Prep

Chicago Sun-Times - Illinois Education News 8/3 2:15P Nader Issa
Nora Wiltse was laid off from Coonley Elementary at the end of last school year. She accepted a position this week at King College Prep. Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times A longtime Chicago Public Schools librarian has been tasked with crafting a new...

City Colleges add liaisons to help undocumented students navigate college

Chicago Sun-Times - Illinois Education News 7/29 7:41A Mitch Dudek
Liaison coordinator Luvia Moreno, from left, recent graduate Florencia Laino and Daniel Lopez, president of Harold Washington College. Mitch Dudek/Sun-Times Undocumented students in Chicago are getting a big boost when it comes to navigating...

Bus service no longer guaranteed for CPS magnet, selective enrollment students

Chicago Sun-Times - Illinois Education News 7/27 1:35P Sarah Karp
CPS bus service will be curtailed next year. Sun-Times Amid a continued bus driver shortage, magnet and selective enrollment students in Chicago Public Schools will no longer be guaranteed bus service to class, even if they live relatively far...

Chicago Board of Education to vote on new $10.2M school police contract

Chicago Sun-Times - Illinois Education News 7/25 12:44P Nader Issa
A poster about restorative justice hangs in the hallway of Gage Park High School, Pat Nabong/Sun-Times Chicago’s Board of Education is set to decide this week whether to spend $10.2 million on a new agreement with the Chicago Police Department,...

CPS to repay Illinois $10.9M annually for 8 years after funding mistake

Chicago Sun-Times - Illinois Education News 7/25 10:53A Nader Issa
Scott Olson/Getty Images Chicago Public Schools has agreed to pay the state $10.9 million annually for the next eight years to return $87.5 million that had accidentally been funded to the district. The payment plan comes after months of...
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