Reema Amin

Reema Amin

Reporter, Chalkbeat Chicago

Reema Amin covers Chicago public schools. She previously covered New York City public schools for Chalkbeat New York from 2018 to 2023. Before Chalkbeat, she covered city and state government for the Daily Press in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region and was a breaking news reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times. Reema received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master’s degree in public affairs journalism from Columbia College Chicago.

Every school will have certain guaranteed staff, including an assistant principal, a counselor, and core classroom teachers, under a new funding formula officials plan to use starting next school year.

Martinez said the district is working to find other options for transportation, such as adjusting bell times, but CPS has struggled to hire more bus drivers.

Dual language programs are meant to teach students in English and another language.

The public meetings are part of the district’s new Black Student Success Working Group, which CPS created to provide recommendations for improving Black children’s outcomes.

After years of thorny relationships with district officials and mayors, the Chicago Teachers Union will bargain a new contract this year with a district that now answers to former CTU organizer Mayor Brandon Johnson.

Aún quedan muchas preguntas por responder sobre las elecciones que darán paso a los nuevos miembros del consejo y sobre cómo funcionará.

Principals are the leaders of their schools and staff. But in Chicago, multiple entities have power over principals — and soon, an elected school board and a principals union could impact how school leaders work.

The board’s decision addresses a yearslong grassroots movement that has pushed the district to remove SROs from school campuses but didn’t come without pushback.