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Is CPS Billing Washington For Vacant Teaching Spots?

Following up on earlier reports, EdWeek recaps the possible misuse of federal Title I (ie, NCLB) funding by CPS and another Illionois district (Federal Audit Finds Illinois Title I Faults), and links to the report itself. The Feds want $17 million back from CPS for failing to ensure comparable services in TItle I and other schools -- mostly by charging the Feds for vacant positions.  Sounds pretty sketchy to me, but I'm not sure I understand exactly how it works.  Is this the rough equivalent of a no-show job?  Those I understand. 

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