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Judge tosses Chicago Board of Ed's attempt to secure right to limit CTU speech at meetings, says suit premature

Kacie Whaley Oct. 20, 2017, 6:00pm

Chicago's public schools leaders jumped the gun in filing suit against its teachers union, a Chicago federal judge has ruled, saying he can't give the Chicago Board of Education the court opinion it seeks declaring the board has the right to restrict the speech of certain members of the Chicago Teachers Union school officials accused of being "vulgar and intimidating" at school administration meetings.

Chicago Board of Education accused of failing to prevent sexual abuse of students

Louie Torres Sep. 29, 2017, 5:00am

An individual is suing the Chicago Board of Education for alleged liability and negligence over sexual abuse by a school employee.

Chicago Board of Education accused in lawsuit of not stopping track coach's sexual abuse

Louie Torres Sep. 1, 2017, 1:00am

A woman is suing the Chicago Board of Education and its former employee Gerald Gaddy for failing to prevent the ex-high school track coach from sexually abusing her daughter.

Ex-CPS teacher: Board of Ed fired her for publicly criticizing Chicago special ed cuts

Scott Holland Jul. 13, 2017, 3:00pm

A teacher who dramatically criticized special education cuts, by, among other things, presenting Chicago’s mayor with a mock arrest warrant, said Chicago Public Schools improperly fired her in retaliation.

Chicago Public Schools try again to persuade court to order fix of 'discriminatory' school funding

Scott Holland May 25, 2017, 11:37am

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.

Judge OKs wording change to let Chicago Teachers Union salvage lawsuit vs CPS over teacher layoffs

Jonathan Bilyk May 1, 2017, 6:31pm

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.

Appeals panel: Court can order kids to sit for depositions in negligence suit vs Edison Park school

Zachary Lewis Mar. 17, 2017, 12:13pm

An Illinois appeals court has upheld a Cook County judge's ruling to deny a protective order sought by a group of parents to keep their children from being made to sit for depositions as part of proceedings in a lawsuit brought against a Chicago elementary school for failing to supervise the children, who then engaged in sexual conduct in a bathroom. 

Judge rejects ex-Gov. Quinn's lawsuit challenging power of Chicago mayor to appoint school board

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 14, 2017, 12:47pm

Saying nothing in federal law entitles Chicago residents to a right to an elected school board, a federal judge has tossed a lawsuit from a group of plaintiffs, including parents of Chicago Public Schools students and former Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn, who had asked the court to side with their contentions that a state law granting the mayor of Chicago the power to appoint members of the Chicago Board of Education was discriminatory and violated their voting rights.

Chicago Board of Ed can't stop IL commission from keeping three Chicago charter schools open

Scott Holland Aug. 19, 2016, 4:35pm

A state appeals court upheld a ruling in favor of the Illinois State Charter School Commission, agreeing the commission had the authority to overrule the Chicago Board of Education's attempt to close three Chicago charter schools. 

Chicago education board says IL commission overstepped when granted new charters to 3 failing schools

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 28, 2016, 5:41pm

The Chicago Board of Education has asked a Cook County judge to block a state commission’s move to up-end the city schools board’s decision to close three purportedly under-performing charter schools.