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’s Board of Education to vote on removing police officers from schools

According to a new report from researchers at Harvard and Stanford, Illinois and Chicago are leaders nationally when it comes to reading growth in the wake of the COVID pandemic.

Counselor Jorge Alaves started “Lindblom Colegio” six years ago after noticing some Latino boys were less likely to apply to college and would sometimes struggle academically and socially.

The school district has outsourced the management of school janitors and cleaning services since 2014.

District officials said they’re working to get more teachers certified to teach English language learners.

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District officials said they will notify families over the weekend about whether school will be in session Tuesday.

An analysis from the University of Chicago Crime Lab found 1 in 5 of more than 2,000 youth contacted participated.

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Chicago’s school board could shift away from school choice. Here are three things to know.