CPS announces teacher layoffs; union braces for more
School closings, turnarounds causing lost jobs The Chicago Teachers Union knew school closings were going to be a blow for its membership, and it's starting to learn how big the hit could be.
CPS details staff cuts in wake of school closings
Chicago Public Schools said today that 663 employees at schools the district is closing, including teachers, teaching assistants and bus aides, don't qualify to follow students to their new schools and will be laid off.
Emanuel not ruling out raising CPS property tax limits
Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn't ruling out seeking a way to raise Chicago Public Schools' property tax cap to help close the district's deficit.
Student sex-change operations to be covered by UIC insurance
University of Illinois trustees today approved a student health insurance plan for the Chicago campus that for the first time covers sex change surgery, a move that about three dozen other colleges have taken in recent years.
Vote on Chicago school closings draws angry aldermen, parents
CPS closings blog: Get continual updates on today's board of education meeting as officials prepare to vote on a controversial plan to shut down dozens of local public schools.