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LAUSD teachers get paid less than big-city peers, but a 6 percent raise would bring them closer

A typical teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District makes roughly $80,000 a year, but those wages are still below counterparts in major cities in California and other states, according to an analysis of 2017 pay records. United Teachers Los Angeles is asking for higher pay, among other demands, ahead of a planned strike Monday. The district and the union have struggled to come to an agreement on new contract for the last two years. UTLA’s request for a 6.5 percent raise, effective July ...
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624 sex assault complaints at Chicago schools this semester

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago Public Schools agency has received almost 500 allegations of student-on-student sexual violence since early September. The school district created the Office of Student Protections and Title IX this summer following a Chicago Tribune investigation documenting broad lapses in the response to sexual abuse by the third-largest district in the U.S. […]
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Background reviews oust nearly 130 Chicago school workers

CHICAGO (AP) — A review of Chicago Public Schools’ background checks prompted by a newspaper investigation has resulted in nearly 130 school district employees being terminated, recommended for dismissal or simply resigning amid scrutiny. The Chicago Tribune reports that those employees included nine teachers, 35 people classified as classroom aides and an unspecified number of […]
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128 Chicago school workers out after background check review

CHICAGO (AP) — A review of Chicago Public Schools’ background checks prompted by a newspaper investigation has resulted in nearly 130 school district employees being terminated, recommended for dismissal or simply resigning under scrutiny. Among the 128 workers were nine teachers, 35 people classified as classroom aides and an unspecified number of people the district […]
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People Thought Chance The Rapper Might Be Running For Mayor, But Instead He Endorsed Amara Enyia

Chance The Rapper has been an increasingly active presence in Chicago's civic life in recent years. Last year he donated $1 million to Chicago Public Schools and raised another $2 million six months later. He recently contributed another million to the city's mental health providers. He bought … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Chicago, Chance The Rapper, Chicago Public Schools, Amara Enyia


Chance The Rapper goes undercover to raise money for arts

CHICAGO (AP) — Chance the Rapper is so serious about raising money for arts education programs in Chicago that he took a second job as a Lyft driver to spread the word. The Chicago Tribune reports that the Chicago-born Grammy-winning hip-hop artist who has given millions of dollars to Chicago Public Schools recently went undercover […]
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Chance the Rapper Goes Undercover as a Lyft For Charity Awareness

Chance the Rapper has a new occupation, a Lyft driver. The Grammy Award winning rapper went undercover for the ride sharing service for some fun and to promote a greater cause. A handful of unsuspecting passengers are driven around Chicago by “John,” where music, love, and a rap debate comes up during their trips. Wearing sunglasses and a beanie, Chance/”John” also takes the time to inform the riders that his charity The New Chance Fund (along with the help of SocialWorks), is using the Round...
Tags: Lyft, Chicago, Jazz, John, Chance The Rapper, Chicago Public Schools, Laugh With, Laugh At, Good For Humanity, Genius Moment, SocialWorks, New Chance Fund


Federal agency withholds some Chicago Public Schools funding

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal officials are withholding millions of dollars in grant money from Chicago Public Schools following allegations that the district failed to protect students from sexual violence. The Chicago Tribune reports that the U.S. Department of Education informed the district Thursday that it had suspended this year’s $4 million installment of the Magnet […]
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Chicago principal under fire for tying dress to sexual abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago high school principal is being criticized after telling parents that she favors a conservative dress code to prevent sexual abuse. Chicago Public Schools officials are reviewing remarks by King College Prep High School’s new principal, Melanie Beatty-Sevier. “There has been sexual abuse cases throughout the city of Chicago,” Beatty-Sevier said […]
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Ex-priest who abused child allowed access to Chicago schools

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools correspondence provided to The Associated Press shows that the nation’s third largest school district gave a former Roman Catholic priest access to its schools for months despite knowing he was forced to leave the priesthood for sexually abusing a boy of 6 when he was around 15. Only after […]
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Investigation: Chicago schools failed to report abuse cases

CHICAGO (AP) — A newspaper investigation has found Chicago Public Schools officials failed to protect hundreds of students who were sexually abused by school employees. The Chicago Tribune says its investigation revealed teachers and principals often failed to alert child welfare investigators or police when students disclosed abuse despite the state’s mandated reporting law. The […]
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Translation's Steve Stoute speaks about social activism as the 'core element' of impact-driven marketing

The Ad Council's Lisa Sherman discusses social activism, impact, and a new breast cancer risk education campaign with Translation's CEO Steve Stoute.It's heartening to see how many brands are focusing on purpose and making social activism central to their work. At Translation, you truly are cultural catalysts. What are some of the things you've done internally and externally that you're most proud of?Our team at Translation is focused on social activism, both as a core element of our culture and...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Council, Chicago Public Schools, Steve Stoute, Lisa Sherman, SocialWorks


State takes control of special education at Chicago schools

CHICAGO (AP) — The state of Illinois has taken control of special education at Chicago Public Schools after concluding a 2016 overhaul by the nation’s third-largest school system violated federal law. The Illinois State Board of Education voted Wednesday to take the unusual step of appointing an independent monitor to oversee all special education plans […]
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State: Chicago special education overhaul violated law

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois State Board of Education may appoint an independent monitor to oversee special education at Chicago Public Schools after concluding a 2016 overhaul violated federal law. The board is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to appoint the monitor for at least three years. The state launched its probe last year […]
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The Secret to Chicago's School Improvement

Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson talks about what's driving the dramatic improvements in her district.
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Junk Cities: Insolvency Crises in Overlapping Municipalities

I have a new paper out on municipal insolvency. It's called "Junk Cities:  Resolving Insolvency Crises in Overlapping Municipalities," 107 Cal. L. Rev (forthcoming 2019).  The paper is co-authored with Aurelia Chaudhury and David Schleicher. The launching point for the paper is the observation that there are frequently overlapping local government jurisdictions--cities, counties, school districts, water districts, park districts, hospital districts, sewer and sanitary districts, forest preserves...
Tags: Finance, Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, Cook County, Adam Levitin, Academic & Scholarly News, Municipal Bankruptcy, Aurelia Chaudhury, David Schleicher


Illinois school districts to receive additional funding

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois school districts will receive about $395 million in additional funding that was approved in the state budget last summer. The Illinois State Board of Education sent vouchers Thursday to the comptroller’s office, which will handle distributing the additional money to more than 800 school districts. Chicago Public Schools will receive […]
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Paul Vallas Files Paperwork to Run for Chicago Mayor in 2019

The former head of Chicago Public Schools officially filed paperwork to run for mayor against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel next year.
Tags: Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Public Schools, Paul Vallas


Estimates: $1B more debt for Chicago teachers’ pension fund

CHICAGO (AP) — Financial documents show that the pension fund for Chicago Public Schools teachers is an additional $1 billion in debt due to less aggressive investment return estimates. The Chicago Tribune reports that consultants for the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund now say the system is about $11 billion in debt. The documents show that […]
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Chicago alters disputed school closures plan after feedback

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools officials are changing a controversial plan that would’ve shuttered four high schools this summer in one of the city’s highest-crime and most impoverished areas to make way for a new $85 million school. Schools chief Janice Jackson said Monday that she listened to community feedback. Neighborhood meetings on the […]
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Janice Jackson confirmed as chief of Chicago Public Schools

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Board of Education has confirmed the appointment of a new CEO of the city’s public schools, officially replacing the district’s previous head who resigned. Janice Jackson on Wednesday became the first graduate, teacher and parent of Chicago’s public schools to lead the district in decades. After the vote to confirm […]
Tags: News, Ap, Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, Nation & World, The Chicago Board of Education, Janice Jackson


U of Chicago cancer research program to include teachers

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools teachers and students will research cancer next summer in a University of Chicago program. The Chicago Tribune reports that the program is expanding to include teachers so they can share what they’ve learned with more students in their classrooms. It’s called Chicago EYES on Cancer — for Educators and […]
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Chicago museum won’t host city science fair after 2018

CHICAGO (AP) — Officials with the Museum of Science and Industry say the museum will no longer host the Chicago Public Schools science fair after 2018. The Chicago Tribune reports that museum officials cited the staff and time it takes to host the fair. The museum has been home to the event since 1950, providing […]
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Chicago Public Schools attorney resigns days after CEO quits

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools’ top attorney has resigned a week after an internal report accused him of an ethics violation in a probe that’s already led to the district’s CEO stepping down. General Counsel Ronald Marmer resigned Tuesday effective Dec. 22. CEO Forrest Claypool announced his resignation Friday. Inspector General Nicholas Schuler found […]
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CPS, City Colleges expand coding programs with help from Apple

Starting this spring, more Chicago Public Schools students will have a new language to learn: the one spoken by iPhone apps and Apple’s iOS operating system. The tech giant is teaming up with the city to get its coding curriculum into more CPS classrooms and into the City Colleges of Chicago, and...
Tags: Apple, Chicago, Cps, Chicago Public Schools, CPS City Colleges


Embattled Chicago schools chief quits amid ethics probe

CHICAGO (AP) — The head of Chicago’s public schools system is stepping down amid allegations that he engaged in a “full-blown cover-up” to block an ethics investigation. Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool announced his resignation Friday at a news conference. He apologized but he didn’t take questions. The resignation follows Inspector General Nicholas Schuler’s […]
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Chance the Rapper Turns Weatherman on WGN News’ Morning Show

A man filled with surprises, Chance the Rapper made an impromptu appearance on WGN Chicago’s morning news on Friday (Dec. 8). The Grammy Award-winning musician added a new title to his resume, Weatherman. Wearing his signature “3” cap and a pair of gloves, Chance delivered the frigid weather repot in his Windy City hometown. Chance would later sit with the morning team to discuss his incredible year, from the GRAMMYs, SNL, his charitable efforts and bringing awareness to Chicago Public Schoo...
Tags: Television, Jazz, Chance The Rapper, Chicago Public Schools, Windy City, WGN Chicago, Taylor Bennett, WGN News


Teaming up with SocialWorks to bring computer science to Chicago Public Schools

Today, 5th grade students at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Academy in Chicago got a surprise. It was cool enough that they were doing a coding activity with Chicago Googlers as a part of Computer Science Education Week—but then another Chicago native joined the fun. When Chance The Rapper arrived, there were shouts of excitement and delight, and Chance even gave coding a try. SocialWorks, a non profit co-founded by Chance, is on a mission to expose youth across the city to programming and to ensur...
Tags: Google, Education, Chicago, Google.org, Chance, Chicago Public Schools, U S Virgin Islands, Computer Science Education Week, David Drummond, SocialWorks, KaMar Galloway, Adam Clayton Powell Jr Academy, Chicago Googlers, Chicago Public Schools ' CS4All Initiative, Justin Cunningham, Justin Steele Google org Principal


Longtime Chicago teacher awarded $1M in civil case

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has ordered Chicago Public Schools to pay $1 million to a teacher who sued on grounds she was fired because one of her arms was paralyzed. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports that a U.S. district judge in Chicago entered the judgment for Linda Ortega earlier this week. The money, […]
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Chance The Rapper Raises Another $1 Million For Chicago Public Schools

Chano continues to give back in a major way.
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