CPS CEO Forrest Claypool on Chicago Schools Budget, Funding Reform

For Chicago Public Schools, the school year began this week with a state education funding plan, an $80 million commitment from the city for security costs, and a rising graduation rate.

Still unresolved: declining enrollment, a budget hole, and questions about the future of the district’s undocumented students.

Here to discuss the challenges facing the school system is CPS CEO Forrest Claypool.


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