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Community Leaders Protest For Higher Funding For CPS

CHICAGO (CBS) — A coalition of community, education and labor leaders protested at City Hall Thursday for higher funding for Chicago’s Public Schools.

Andrea Ortiz with the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council says the need for more funding for CPS is obvious. 200 more words


Emanuel Reluctant About CPS Raising Property Taxes By $225M

CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expressing reluctance about Chicago Public Schools raising city property taxes by $225 million this year. However, he is also defending the move. 128 more words


Chicago's Chance The Rapper Is Teaming With Lyft To Help CPS!

You’ve got to respect Chicago’s Chance The Rapper.

He donated a million dollars of his own money to help Chicago Public Schools a couple of months and has also said that he’ll donate $10 grand overtime someone else donates over a $100,ooo bucks to help schools. 124 more words


CPS Drops Suit Against State

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Public Schools system has agreed to drop its lawsuit against the state over education funding.

The suit accused the sate of using separate and unequal systems for funding for public education. 30 more words


State Of The Art Facilities Unveiled At Three Chicago Schools

Chicago (CBS) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and school officials presented three new state-of-the-art facilities within the system.

At Audubon Elementary, it was a new elementary park. 105 more words


Police To Get Rid Of "Booking Rooms" in Illinois Schools

Chicago (WBBM) — A new state law will get rid of so-called “police booking rooms” in Illinois schools, something advocates say results in “criminalizing” students unnecessarily. 138 more words