Tag Archives: Barbara Byrd Bennett

CN May 4 2017

CPS is enduring yet another of its “how-can-we keep-going-without-a-huge cash-infusion crises, except that, instead of its usual fall timing, this is a separate crisis just to figure out how it’ll finish the school year. The total amount needed this time? … Continue reading

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CN June 4, 2015

In a week that saw the Mayor summarily dismiss four of his CPS Board members and replace them with different people from similar backgrounds, and, oh, yes, the resignation of his hand-picked Schools CEO, there wasn’t a lot of good … Continue reading

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CN April 16, 2015

  Sarah Karp and Catalyst broke a big story back on July 30, 2013. It took a while, but today, as a result of that story, the FBI is investigating a north suburban company and the CEO of Chicago Public … Continue reading

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CN Feb. 19, 2015

The question on the table just a few days before the mayoral election is: are kids in our public schools today better off than they would have been five or ten years ago as a result of Mayor Emanuel’s policies? And … Continue reading

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CN Oct 9, 2014

As the February municipal elections  get closer, we ask our panel: Will Mayor Emanuel emphasize his accomplishments in education? Will he run on his record? We begin our conversation with the latest enrollment numbers, and they’re not looking good. Wendy … Continue reading

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CN Aug 14, 2014

  Chicago Public Schools has announced that it’s making FY 2015 a smidge longer – like about 60 days. That’s so it can double-dip on tax revenue to fill this year’s budget hole. But, you ask, won’t that make FY … Continue reading

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CN March 27, 2014

  After all this week’s punditry about the primary election, activist/musician/attorney Matt Farmer may have summed it up most succinctly: “Ultimately we will find it to be a peaceful and seamless transition from Mike Madigan’s old supermajority to Mike Madigan’s … Continue reading

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CN Jan 16, 2014

  “It’s the quintessential Chicago story. They used political connections to grow into one of the largest, most powerful organizations in the city.” That’s how Andrew Schroedter sums up The Rise and Fall of Juan Rangel, the Patron of Chicago’s … Continue reading

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CN May 23, 2013

Well, It’s essentially over. CPS voted yesterday to close 49 elementary schools, to co-locate 11 others, and perform “turnarounds” at five additional schools. Three of Chicago’s most distinguished education reporters, who were present at the marathon meeting, filed their stories … Continue reading

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CN January 17, 2013

Guns and gun regulation policy dominated this week’s news, both nationally and locally. And Steve Edwards was in the middle of Chicago’s discussion, in his new capacity with the Institute for Politics at the University of Chicago.  The Institute held … Continue reading

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