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This page contains descriptive statistics about CPS schools, students, employees and budget. Thank you for directing questions or comments about Stats and Facts to the Office of Accountability. For more data by school, visit our School Data page at  Continued…

CPS school budgets: Increases and cuts

August 12, 2015

By Alex Bordens, Abraham Epton and Geoff Hing – Chicago Tribune

Chicago Public Schools on Monday released preliminary school spending plans for the coming year. Under those plans, almost three out of every four schools in the district would see their budgets cut, some by as much as 78 percent. The spending plans rely on the state legislature to grant CPS $500 million in pension relief. Otherwise, budgets could be cut again mid-school year.  Continued…

CPS must add girls sports at 12 high schools to resolve federal probe

July 10, 2015

bu Juan Perez, Jr.  and John Keilman – Chicago Tribune

ct-cps-title-ix-settlement-met-20150709-001Chicago Public Schools will increase organized sports opportunities for girls at a minimum of 12 high schools for the coming school year as part of a broader settlement with federal investigators who found “significant” gender-based participation gaps in district sports programs.

In addition, by the 2018-19 school year, CPS must survey students on their athletic interests in order to add new sports or squads until all district high schools comply with a portion of federal regulations barring sex discrimination, often referred to as Title IX.

Such steps will give an additional 6,200 girls a greater opportunity to participate in high school sports, the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Education concluded. The district will have to find a way to comply amid its perennial budget problems. Continued…

ICYMI: Mexican-American Soccer Star was Turned Away From Mostly White U.S. TeamTeresa Noyola Pic for NOW Post 070715

July 7, 2015

by Sameer Rao –  COLORLINES, News for Action

As people celebrate the triumphant victory of the U.S. women’s soccer team over Japan in the Women’s World Cup finals (and celebrate that victory with lazily racist Pearl Harbor jokes), they’re probably overlooking the weirdness of the U.S. squad’s overwhelmingly white racial composition. How can a team representing one of the world’s most racially diverse countries, in a sport whose stateside popularity is bostered by non-white Americans, be so white? Continued…