A state appeals court has upheld the dismissal of an attempt to force the Chicago Board of Education to turn over documents and records concerning complaints the Chicago Public Schools may have received concerning police or security at Chicago's schools, as part of an effort by a social action group to expose what it believes is school discipline that contributes to the "school-to-prison pipeline."
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A Chicago federal judge has kicked to the curb a suit by a former busing contracts manager for Chicago Public Schools, who alleged bus companies and school officials defrauded Medicaid in connection with transportation of special needs students.
Popular school principal sues CPS over ouster, says attendance falsification charges unsubstantiated
A principal of a Chicago international school – seemingly popular with many students’ parents and others in the community - has filed suit against the city’s board of education, claiming the board is trying to remove him on unsubstantiated charges.
A group of students at the National Teachers Academy Elementary School (NTA) and their parents are suing the Chicago Board of Education, citing alleged discrimination and violation of civil rights.
A Chicago Public Schools' special education teacher is suing Dorothy Manahan and Marin Gonzalez, a co-teacher and principal at his school, citing alleged civil conspiracy, defamation and tortious interference.
Illinois' powerful public school lobbying groups mobilized to beat back a measure that would have reined in massive school district borrowing, often concealed from taxpayers.
Parents of students at Chicago’s Whitney Young High School are claiming a victory over Chicago Public Schools officials, after the high school postponed a sex education program the parents described as “deeply troubling” and which the parents alleged in a court filing was “illegal, contrary to Chicago Public School policy, and otherwise reflecting poor judgment against the best interests of Whitney Young students.”
Echoing a state appeals court’s ruling, a federal appellate panel says the right to vote doesn’t entitle Chicago voters to the right to vote for the members of the Chicago school board.
Chicago Public Schools, others allegedly failed to prevent high temperatures in middle school classroom
A woman is suing the city of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, Stanton Mechanical Inc., Aramark Services Inc. and Sodexomagic LLC for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.
School nursing vendor OK to continue lawsuit vs Chicago Public Schools, rival over employee poaching
A school nursing services vendor will be allowed to continue a small portion of its action against the Chicago Public Schools, although a federal judge agreed to dismiss part of the complaint.
A woman is suing Chicago Public Schools and Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL), which operates the Tarkington School of Excellence, for alleged liability and negligence.
State asks judge to toss CPS school funding suit, says system not 'hidden proxy' for race discrimination
The state of Illinois again has asked a Cook County judge to dismiss a Chicago Public Schools lawsuit alleging racial discrimination underlies the way the state funds K-12 public education.
After their first attempt to obtain a court order to compel a rewrite of the state's education funding rules was rebuffed, the Chicago Public Schools have renewed their legal challenge, again asking a Cook County judge to force changes in a school funding system they call discriminatory.
Over the objections of the Chicago Public Schools board, a federal judge will allow the Chicago Teachers Union to pursue a class action lawsuit alleging CPS discriminated in focusing past teacher layoffs at African American teachers and staff working in schools in predominantly African American neighborhoods.
Judge dismisses CPS suit vs IL over schools funding; says demands would 'inject chaos,' not fix problem
Saying the demands sought by the Chicago Public Schools “would inject widespread chaos into the entirety of the State’s public education system,” a Cook County judge has denied the request by CPS and other plaintiffs to force the state to funnel more money into Chicago’s public education system, dismissing a lawsuit CPS said it brought to address systemic and illegal discrimination within the state of Illinois’ educational funding system.
Panel: Parents suing athletic trainers for son's football brain trauma must present medical testimony
A state appeals panel has said parents suing athletic trainers for allegedly failing to properly treat their son for concussion and other brain injuries during a high school football game must present medical expert testimony to demonstrate the trainers essentially committed malpractice, and not just negligence, to continue to press their case.
Chicago Public Schools is accusing former charter school operator Prologue Inc. of withholding financial documents that would reveal whether it mismanaged $25 million in public funds, according to a complaint filed March 3 in Cook County Circuit Court.
CPS lawsuit: IL pension funding rules + lower relative funding = discriminatory ed funding imbalance
Saying Illinois state government has created a funding imbalance, in part, by requiring the Chicago Public Schools to divert money from education to fund worker pensions, when it places no similar demands on the state’s other school districts, CPS has now asked the courts to step in and force the state to rewrite its school funding rules.
In the wake of a decision by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to kill a $215 million state bailout for Chicago Public Schools’ pension funds, the Chicago Board of Education is expected to vote on whether to dole out about $155 million annually to two private vendors to take charge of building maintenance at about 470 Chicago public schools.
A former bus attendant for the Chicago Public Schools has delivered a class action lawsuit against the state’s largest school district alleging he and others like him worked hours for which they were never paid.