Barbara Byrd Bennett

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Byrd-Bennett is accused of accepting bribes in exchange for steering a no-bid contract.

Rogers Park »

For kids using Howard Area Community Center services, the mile between campuses can mean life or death.

Downtown »

Mayor Rahm Emanuel also named Frank Clark to replace David Vitale as head of the Board of Education.

The Loop »

Parent and community groups are organizing three forums to inform the public on how talks are going.

The Loop »

Board of Education Vice President Jesse Ruiz will "enjoin the duties" as interim CEO as well.

The Loop »

The feds are investigating a no-bid contract awarded to Byrd-Bennett's former employer.

Downtown »

Two school days were added on to the school year after the February cancellations, CPS said.

The Loop »

More than 800 families had selective-enrollment applications rejected as incomplete.

Grand Boulevard »

Community groups are proposing an open-enrollment green technology school in Dyett.

Pilsen »

Now that the Pilsen school's council has voted to fire her, CPS will approve or deny the recommendation.

Downtown »

The City Council Health Committee took up the issue of sleep deprivation among teenagers.

Bronzeville »

The current school will shut down at the end of this year, before the new school opens in 2016-17.

Downtown »

Ald. Margaret Laurino submitted a resolution calling for hearings on the issue.

Downtown »

Dyett High School was scheduled to close at the end of the upcoming school year.

West Town »

"His continued leadership of the school would be a distraction," CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said Friday.