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Chicago Public Schools has five hearings scheduled on various aspects of its latest spending plan this month, beginning Monday with meetings on its capital budget. Get complete details.

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The city of Chicago will need to come up with an additional $269 million to help Chicago Public Schools make it through the year, according to the schools’ new budget. Where will this additional city money come from?

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(Éovart Caçeir at English Wikipedia)

Governor Bruce Rauner’s attempt to put his stamp on school funding met its demise Sunday, when a single Republican senator joined with the chamber’s 37 Democrats to reject Rauner’s rewrite of a significant school funding measure.

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Chicago Public Schools on Friday finally issued the framework of its operating budget for the 2017-18 school year, but the source of some of its revenue remains unclear.

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(Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

Public school students set up dozens of desks and seats Thursday morning along the 606 trail in protest of Chicago Public Schools’ latest staffing cuts and Gov. Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1.

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(Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Chicago Public Schools is prepared for the long term, but he’s not willing to put the city in a “weakened position” by discussing education financing options outside of Senate Bill 1.

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Chicago students may be dreading the rapidly approaching first day of school, but at least they won’t have to worry about how to get there.

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As districts across the state await an answer on school funding, Chicago Public Schools announced Monday it’s laying off more than 950 teachers and support staff.

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Fresh off of a two-year budget crisis rooted in partisan tensions, Illinois is careening toward a new one – and this time, schoolchildren are left in the wake.

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(Chicago Tonight)

Citing principal feedback, CPS says it will no longer withhold 4 percent of schools’ special education funding and will instead using central contingency funds to grant appeals for both general and special education resources.

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An attempt to make the high school application process easier is raising some questions.

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Just before Gov. Bruce Rauner issued a long-anticipated amendatory veto of an education funding reform bill in Springfield, top political fact-checkers cast doubt on one of the governor’s biggest criticisms of the legislation.

Debate continues over controversial plan to convert elementary into new South Loop high school

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A trio of town halls wasn’t enough for National Teachers Academy parents and South Loop-area residents, who filled a Board of Education meeting Wednesday to continue talks over a controversial plan for a new high school.

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CPS CEO Forrest Claypool speaks to the press in April 2017. (Chicago Tonight)

Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool once again criticized Gov. Bruce Rauner, saying Wednesday the governor is putting his own politics ahead of the needs of Illinois students.

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(Éovart Caçeir at English Wikipedia)

Ahead of the special session called by Gov. Rauner, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle weigh in on the battle over education funding.

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Lawmakers will have much to discuss during yet another special session, this time on education spending. Three Illinois teachers weigh in.