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CPS loses another $30 million in expected state funding

CHICAGO - A change in state funding has caused Chicago Public Schools to lose almost $30 million in expected state money, representing yet another hit as district officials warn of ramifications in both the near and distant future. The school district, Illinois’ largest by far, was surprisingly categorized Friday in...
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Chicago Public Schools Loses Another $30 Million in Expected State Funding

A change in state funding has caused Chicago Public Schools to lose almost $30 million in expected state money, representing yet another hit as district officials warn of ramifications in both the near and distant future. The school district, Illinois’ largest by far, was surprisingly categorized Friday in the second...
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CPS loses $30M in expected state funding

WBEZ brings you fact-based news and information. Sign up for our newsletters to stay up to date on the stories that matter. A change in state funding has caused Chicago Public Schools to lose almost $30 million in expected state money, representing yet another financial hit as district officials warn of ramifications in both the near and distant future.
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