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CPS Principal Who Criticized Emanuel is Suddenly Fired

By Mary Ann Ahern, nbcchicago.com One of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's sharpest critics has lost his job: Chicago Public Schools has removed Troy LaRaviere as principal from...

Chicago Public School sues to keep schools closed

Chicago Crusader staff report Two weeks after a stunning decision to keep several South Side charter school open, Chicago Public Schools filed three lawsuits against...

Not the Ending they hoped for

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader Despite the results last weekend in downstate Normal, Chicago Public Schools girl’s basketball programs gave notice they are going...

Charter schools win appeals to stay open

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Hundreds of parents and students remained stunned after an unprecedented decision by the Illinois State Commission (ISC), which unanimously granted...

SPECIAL REPORT: HOW CPS FAILED LAQUAN MCDONALD

By Sarah Karp, bettergov.org The videotaped shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer was a criminal act, according to prosecutors who have...

Pastor wants churches to host students in the event of a...

Chicago Crusader staff report As the Chicago Teachers Union drifts closer to strike, a Black pastor is proposing a unique alternative to keep thousands of...

CPS Announces Lifetime Ban for Selective Enrollment Residency Fraud

CPS CEO Forrest Claypool recently announced an immediate and permanent selective enrollment ban on students who were admitted based on false information. This new rule...