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Education Reporter with a Strong Track Record Confirms Three CPAA Accusations Against CPS Management

Aryelle Smith is transitioning to a new phase in her personal and professional life, closing the chapter on her three-and-a-half years as CPAA’s General Counsel. 

This month, the Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals (MCAAP) have officially become AFSA Local 146.

Below is the second installment of our interview with Chicago Mayoral Runoff candidates Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas. It focuses on CPS' euphemistically labeled funding system: Student-Based Budgeting, and both mayoral candidates respond to questions about changing SBB to make it work for all schools. Click the video below to watch the candidates respond.

Click the video below to watch the first installment from our interview with Chicago Mayoral Runoff candidates Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas. The CPAA election survey indicated that some members were concerned about Paul Vallas' connection with the FOP, while others were concerned about Brandon Johnson's connection with CTU. Many were concerned about both. See how the candidates responded to these concerns.  

The CPAA quarterly magazine is now available.

Please tell us what you think and offer any feedback.  If you didn’t receive a copy at your school, let us know - an electronic version of the publication is available by clicking on the image below:

“Women must speak up. Even though sometimes we are in the minority, we know that our voices often lead others through turbulent times. A great leader knows her strengths and uses them to make positive change. I am a voice for women.”

On February 10, 2023 House Bill 5285 was signed into law by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker. The following article was written, prior to the signing of the bill, but offers a clear overview for four of the seven provisions within HB 5285 and how those provisions will improve the Principal Eligibility Process. The article as originally printed follows:

A Short History of HB 5285

It's Official: You Have Bargaining Rights

In February, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed HB5107 to restore collective bargaining to Chicago school leaders.  Our bill has become law.