Becky Vevea

Becky Vevea

Bureau Chief, Chalkbeat Chicago

Becky Vevea is the Bureau Chief for Chalkbeat Chicago. Before coming to Chalkbeat, she spent a decade at WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR News Station, reporting on city politics and schools, as well as filling in as anchor and host. Becky is an award-winning journalist whose work has also appeared in The New York Times, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and USA Today. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication and a native of rural central Wisconsin. She currently lives in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood with her husband and two young sons.

Chicago Public Schools has a new formula for funding its schools. Some are seeing boosts, while others will be working with tighter budgets.

Illinois high school juniors will have to take the ACT to graduate starting spring 2025. This comes at a time when most colleges and universities are again requiring students to take entrance exams for the admissions process.

Organizers of the 2024 Democratic National Convention in Chicago are inviting high school students to design buttons and other memorabilia.

Thirteen candidates from across Chicago joined a virtual forum hosted by the group CPS Parents for Buses, which organized earlier this year after the district canceled transportation for students at magnet and selective schools.

Anyone can vote in these uniquely Chicago elections for representatives to serve on the governing bodies of each public school. Here’s how to participate.

Los habitantes de Chicago votarán por 10 de los 21 miembros en las primeras elecciones de la junta escolar de la ciudad. Aquí hay seis cosas que usted debe saber al inicio del ciclo electoral.

The joint initiative between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union provides up to $500,000 per school for wraparound services.

Proposed legislation would also block the current school board from changing admissions policies at selective enrollment schools.

The information shared by officials provided more details about the district's switch to a new position-based budget formula next school year.

Los candidatos necesitan recolectar 1,000 firmas antes del 24 de junio de 2024 para aparecer en la papeleta del 5 de noviembre para los 10 puestos electos de la junta escolar de Chicago.