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Judge to set trial date in case charging CPS with racial discrimination in school turnarounds

Lightfoot, who once defended investment firm Merrill Lynch against discrimination charges, has opportunity to address and remedy persistent racism in the school district that she leads. 1:30 p.m. Thurs., April 8: Virtual hearing on trial date, settlement conference....

After decades-long struggle, Pritzker signs bill restoring CTU bargaining rights

Repeal of despised 1995 Amendatory Act gutting bargaining rights for CPS unions at last eliminates restrictions on CTU’s ability to advocate for students and families. CHICAGO, April 2, 2020—Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey issued the following...
Civil rights suit filed against Chicago Public Schools for racially discriminatory school actions going to trial

Civil rights suit filed against Chicago Public Schools for racially discriminatory school actions going to trial

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who once served as defense attorney in a racial discrimination suit against investment firm Merrill Lynch, is now presented with the opportunity to address racism in the school district that she leads. CHICAGO, March 22, 2021—A federal judge last...