Chicago works to end inequitable access to middle school algebra partly with virtual courses
The details of Chicago’s 2024 school board elections are still being hammered out by state lawmakers.
Senate Democrats put forward a plan that would allow residents in 10 of 20 districts — or only half of Chicago – to vote for school board members in 2024. Now, House Democrats want to pair the 20 districts so everyone could vote.
State lawmakers put forward the new proposal late Friday ahead of next week’s veto session. It also creates ethics rules and a committee focused on Black student achievement.
Illinois lawmakers have released a new draft map of 20 districts for Chicago Board of Education elections. Elections for 10 of the 21 seats are set for November 2024.
The governor will work with the legislature in spring 2024 to formalize the new agency’s structure. He is appointing a transition director and advisory committee to help figure out how to bring together preschool funding, daycare licensing, early intervention, and the state’s child care assistance program.
State lawmakers have introduced a measure during veto session that would lift the ban on paying board members from Chicago’s elected school board.
Maureen Delgado leads a diverse neighborhood school, where 45 different languages are spoken. She’s being featured on public transit for her work creating a welcoming school environment.
District officials cited ongoing technical difficulties with the vendor’s testing platform. It’s not clear when students will be able to take the exam.
The mayor’s spending plan builds on his campaign platform that was embraced by the Chicago Teachers Union.