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Chicago Public Schools

Crowded Northwest Side schools getting new annexes

Despite contentious hearing, CDC signs off on Washington Park TIF

The Community Development Commission advanced a Tax Increment Financing district for the Washington Park community with no discussion or opposition on Tuesday despite objections from several outspoken neighborhood residents.

If approved by the City Council, a portion of property taxes collected in the district would be reserved for city-picked economic development projects within its borders. The proposed 988-acre TIF area spans all of Washington Park itself and also includes 631 acres of land just south and west of the park.

Chicago Park District day camp numbers up

Google, Staples donate $384k for CPS school supplies

In the wake of Chicago Public Schools’ recent struggles balancing its 2015 budget, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday announced major donations from Google and Staples, Inc. to provide teachers with school supplies for the upcoming school year.

“There is no greater investment we can make in the future of the city of Chicago than by investing in our children,” the mayor said. “Through [teachers’] ongoing dedication and the resources provided by Google and Staples, our students will have increased access to the tools necessary to go to college and to build a successful career.”

Elementary school could lose all after-school funding programs after funding cuts

Three former CPS schools are put out for bid — with restrictions

Emanuel names new education adviser

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the appointment of Arnie Rivera as his new deputy chief of staff for education.

Rivera comes from the office of Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, where he served as deputy chief of staff, according to the Mayor’s Office. Before joining Bryd-Bennett’s staff, Rivera taught first grade at Disney Magnet School in Buena Park for three years. He attended Northwestern University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s in education and social policy.

CPS pension checks for retired teachers delayed by computer glitch

CPS closes last electrical training program for students

Chicago School Board approves $5.8B budget