The annual IG report on CPS is out, and it's full of the usual problems -- fun reading and reporting for local news outlets. There's also a New York Times story about CPS and disabled students.
Two CPS vendors too big to ban for ethical lapses, inspector general says Sun Times: Two of the Chicago Public Schools’ largest vendors investigated by the inspector general for significant ethical lapses may be too big to ban from district business, yet CPS fails to even monitor them adequately, the schools’ watchdog said in an annual report released Monday.
Watchdog: CPS too lax on ethics oversight of vendors Tribune: Despite a scandal last year that cost the district's top food executive her job, Chicago Public Schools has not done enough to stop vendors from skirting the rules to win contracts, CPS' inspector general said in an annual report released Monday.
More reports of fraud, mismanagement at Chicago Public Schools in 2012 WBEZ: Two of the most notable cases involve former Chief Area Officer Deborah Esparza and former Chief of Food Services Louise Esaian. According to the report, Esparza accepted more than $16,900 from three different education vendors and inappropriately used CPS money to furnish her office and throw parties.
Report: CPS employees involved in 'widespread fraud' in lunch program Tribune: A report from the Inspector General's office of Chicago Public Schools released Monday raises concerns that district employees were encouraged to make fraudulent applications ...
Nude Teacher Photos, Free Lunch Abuse Detailed in CPS Watchdog Report DNAI: The CPS inspector general fielded 15 percent more complaints of fraud and ethical misconduct this year.
Chicago Public Schools staffers canned for living outside the lines RedEye Chicago: The Chicago Public Schools Inspector General's Office is questioning whether it can justify investigating future residency violations.
Chicago Public Schools Faulted on Assessing Learning Disabilities NYT: In a complaint filed on Monday, a group said that the Chicago Public Schools have repeatedly failed to evaluate children with disabilities and move them into special education preschool programs.
Mexican Native at Home After 16 Years at Edgewater High School DNAI: Senn Spanish teacher's students earned highest AP, IB test scores in all of Chicago Public Schools.