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May 22, 2012 @ 9:49 AM

Despite gift-giving, CPS renews vendor contracts

Less than two months after the resignation of a Chicago Public Schools official accused of accepting improper gifts from the district's two largest food vendors, the district on Monday said it intends to renew contracts for those vendors, Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality and Preferred Meal Systems. [Chicago Tribune]


May 17, 2012 @ 9:17 AM

Chicago's charter school gamble

Chicago Public Schools is seeking funding to open 60 new charter schools in the next five years, despite questionable performance by the district's current crop of charters.

The move would mean about a quarter of the city's schools would be charter campuses. While the district says it's responding to demand from parents, there are some real questions about whether charters are the solution to Chicago's school woes.  Read more...


May 16, 2012 @ 9:51 AM

A year after Daley leaves office, his legacy is diminished

Just in case you were thinking positive thoughts about our former mayor, Eric Zorn has a sobering reappraisal of Richard M. Daley's time in office.

From the parking-meter fiasco to Daley's sleazy self-enrichment at the hands of the state's pension fund, it's an impressive list of greatest hits. 


May 02, 2012 @ 8:29 AM

CPS, cafeteria workers come to terms on contract

Chicago Public Schools and its lunchroom workers have agreed on terms for a new contract, and it sounds like the deal may involve a departure from the district's effort to replace full kitchens with those that serve reheated food. 

Details are scarce, but the Sun-Times is reporting that the deal will be announced Thursday. Stay tuned. 


May 02, 2012 @ 8:29 AM

CPS, cafeteria workers come to terms on contract

Chicago Public Schools and its lunchroom workers have agreed on terms for a new contract, and it sounds like the deal may involve a departure from the district's effort to replace full kitchens with those that serve reheated food. 

Details are scarce, but the Sun-Times is reporting that the deal will be announced Thursday. Stay tuned. 


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