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Chicago School Cuts Revealed: See How Your School Fared

CHICAGO — Facing stalled negotiations with the Chicago Teachers Union, Chicago Public Schools officials announced Tuesday that the district will have …

Chicago Public Schools slashes budgets midyear

In a move the district acknowledged was unprecedented for the middle of a school year, Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday cut millions of dollars from school budgets, forcing principals to refigure their plans with the second semester just underway.<p>The cuts to CPS' per-pupil funding rate were …

Education

Next CPS budget will have an even bigger hole to fill: $800 million

Despite getting no help from the state or the teachers union in plugging a $480 million budget gap this year, Chicago school officials are relying on the same two uncooperative parties to deal with next year's even bigger budget shortfall.<p>Chicago Public Schools is hoping to raise $800 million …

Finance

Teachers Union Organizes 'Walk-In' Protests Over CPS Budget Cuts

<b>CHICAGO (CBS) —</b> Students, parents, and teachers at nearly 200 schools across Chicago were staging a series of “walk-in” demonstrations, to protest …

CPS budget cuts and how it affects each school: a table

CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools says many of the district’s schools will lose money under budget cuts detailed Tuesday. But CPS says it will apply …

CPS principals ordered to slash budgets mid-year

Every Chicago Public Schools principal got bad news during Tuesday principal meetings, where they were told there would be mid-year cuts and to …

CPS Announces Millions in Budget Cuts Amid CTU Negotiations

Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool on Tuesday announced hundreds of millions of dollars in school budget cuts amid negotiations with the …

FY16 Budget

Dear Friends and Colleagues,<p>Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has made great strides in the last few years. Attendance and graduation rates have risen, …

Chicago Public Schools’ ‘creative accounting’ symptom of a larger problem

Chicago Public Schools’ ‘creative accounting’ symptom of a larger problem<p>In a creative-accounting maneuver that would make Wall Street proud, Chicago …

Los Angeles Is Seizing And Destroying Tiny Houses Donated To Homeless People

Less than a year after an online funding campaign began donating tiny houses to homeless encampments in and around Los Angeles, the city is …

L.A. is seizing tiny homes from the homeless

Escalating their battle to stamp out an unprecedented spread of street encampments, city officials have begun seizing tiny houses from homeless people in South Los Angeles.<p>Elvis Summers, who built and donated the structures, removed seven of the gaily painted wooden houses — which come with …

Homelessness