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Chicago Public Schools Bribery Mastermind Sentenced To 7 Years

CHICAGO (CBS) — A bribery scandal that rocked Chicago Public Schools has led to a seven-year sentence for the so-called mastermind.

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports. 229 more words

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Chance The Rapper Donated 1Million Dollars to Chicago Public Schools

Shout out to Chance The Rapper for donating $1 MILLION to Chicago Public Schools.

Shout out to #ChanceTheRapper​ for donating $1 MILLION to #ChicagoPublicSchools​

A post shared by Rickey Smiley (@realrickeysmiley) on Mar 7, 2017 at 4:26am PST

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What I Learned From Some Amazing 4th Graders

By Edward M. Bury, APR (aka The PRDude)

Sometimes one encounters an awakening in the most unexpected places. Recently, for me, it came during a visit to a Chicago magnet school where I interacted with a class of 4th grade students. 465 more words

Tribune's Hal Dardick on Mayor Emanuel, Springfield's budget woes and CPS

Tribune reporter Hal Dardick chimes in on the Sunday Spin hotline. Hal covers City Hall for the Tribune and we’ll discuss the latest from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the city’s battles with Springfield, and the latest involving the Chicago Public Schools. 18 more words

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Derrick Rose praises Chance the Rapper's $1 million donation to Chicago Public Schools

Two famous Chicagoans who only met once share a value in investing in education for the future, by supporting public schools.

Chance the Rapper, Grammy winning music artist, donated $1 million to support Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Tuesday, March 6. 348 more words

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CPS Seeking Order To Stop 1-Day Teachers Strike

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Public Schools is seeking a legal order to stop a potential one-day Chicago Teachers Union strike.

Attorneys for CPS filed a motion with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board on Wednesday, seeking an injunction that would block any potential strike, saying the union’s previous one-day strike in 2016 was “illegal.” 283 more words

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Mayor Asks Teachers' Union To Back Off Possible One-Day Strike

CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday urged the Chicago Teachers Union to call off its threatened one-day strike.

Not surprisingly, the mayor said Chicago Public Schools students need more time in the classroom, not less, but the mayor did not lash out at the teachers’ union for suggesting a possible one-day strike on May 1. 204 more words

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