Tag Archives: CPS budget

CN August 17 2017

Nothing much to report this week in the ongoing struggle to find equitable financing for Illinois’ public schools. The effort to override Governor Rauner’s amendatory veto has stalled for now in the House, where there aren’t enough votes. The bill … Continue reading

Advertisement

Posted in Chicago Newsroom past shows | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CN September 1 2016

    Troy LaRaviere resigned this week from his position as principal at Blaine Elementary. That’s not big news, since he had already won election as the president of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association. But his resignation cleared the … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Newsroom past shows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CN August 25 2016

  The CPS Board was very busy yesterday. They passed a $5.4 billion operating budget, along with  a basket-ful of big-ticket borrowing. There was about a billion for capital projects like new schools and additions, air conditioning and internet upgrades … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Newsroom past shows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CN July 7 2016

  Something truly unusual happened in Springfield last week. How can you tell? For the first time in memory, Forrest Claypool appeared in public…smiling. More than smiling, he had a huge grin on his face, matched by the Mayoral smile … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Newsroom past shows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CN June 9 2016

  How to make sense out of the catastrophic mess in Springfield. Well, the Tribune’s Kim Geiger takes a stab at it. She tells us, shockingly, that it’s politics. “This is a Democratic presidential year,” she reminds us. “Down- ballot … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Newsroom past shows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CN June 18, 2015

  So when was the first time you heard the term “Scoop and Toss”? You’re probably aware by now that the City’s apparently been scooping and tossing for years, but can you actually define the process? The Tribune’s Hal Dardick … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Newsroom past shows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CN May 15, 2014

  Blaine Elementary’s principal Troy LaVierre made a grand entrance onto the education/political scene in Chicago this past weekend with his letter to the editor at the Sun-Times in which he gave voice to the frustration so many CPS principals … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CN Oct. 10, 2013

George Schmidt has taught in seventeen of Chicago’s traditional neighborhood high schools. He founded and still writes for Substance News, which has needled CPS for over 30 years. He has a strong reaction to this week’s news (reported by Sarah … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Newsroom past shows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CN August 29, 2013

Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George isn’t happy about the way the press has covered the pope’s “who am I to judge” comment about same-gender marriage. And the Sun-Times’ Mark Brown got an earful on the topic when the Cardinal invited him … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Newsroom past shows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CN July 11, 2013

What if Springfield had passed comprehensive pension reform? How would that have affected the Chicago Public Schools this year? Would it have restored toilet paper to Von Steuben’s operating budget? That’s actually a serious question, because in the past few … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Newsroom past shows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment