Chicago Public Schools

The Word: Stop

Let’s start with the definition. /stäp/  – Verb: (of an event, action, or process) Come to an end; cease. Last week was difficult. Budget meeting, after budget meeting.  Difficult conversation after difficult conversation.  The days have started to run together… Read More ›

The Strike is Over!!

As you can see from the happy faces above, the strike is over!  Chicago Public Schools students will return to class Wednesday morning. Teachers voted today to end the 7-day long strike. According to the members interviewed leaving the meeting, the majority of the… Read More ›

Dave Watkins

I first met Dave Watkins when he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Chicago Public Schools in October 2011. He was the second CFO in as many years and everyone in the Finance Department was anxious to find out how… Read More ›