CPS administration

Winners and losers in CPS budget

By: 
Sarah Karp | Catalyst Chicago

CPS leadership is proposing a budget that does not include massive layoffs, but that doesn’t mean that some schools aren’t losing teachers and other staff.

This year, for the first time, CPS posted a searchable database that shows school-level and unit-level information on budgets and positions. These numbers show how staffing ebbs and flows among schools. 

As questions arise, more charters planned for Chicago

By: 
Sarah Karp | Catalyst Chicago

CEO Jean-Claude Brizard has said that charter schools will not escape tough scrutiny of their performance--including the threat of closure--and that School Board members would consider taking action against one or two charters at the December board meeting.

School closing opponents turn out to meeting

By: 
Rebecca Harris | Catalyst Chicago

CPS' new point man on school actions faced an angry crowd of about 60 people at the first community hearing on proposed guidelines for school closings. Not only were many audience members opposed to school closings, they were also skeptical that Oliver Sicat, the chief portfolio officer, would have the power to make changes based on their feedback.

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