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.

District leadership has balked at the idea, saying a loan ‘only shifts the problem’ to future years.

The new board — which will have 10 elected members and 11 appointed ones before becoming a fully elected board in 2027 — will require a number of adjustments for the district.

The new study from the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research comes ahead of a July school board vote to remove police from all schools.

The school board would fill vacancies – but a write-in candidate could also snag a spot.

At least three dozen people have shown interest in running for Chicago’s elected school board. Candidates must now submit official paperwork to get on the November ballot.

The Chicago Teachers Union is proposing adding 'newcomer liaisons’ at schools enrolling students arriving from other countries. But the district is facing a budget deficit that could limit hiring.

Thousands of migrant families are moving into majority Black neighborhoods, where schools are struggling to serve kids who are learning English as a new language.

Appeals court says board’s vote did not violate state law on school closures. What happens next to Urban Prep’s students is unclear.

Families can start enrolling in academic, enrichment, and transition programs for the summer.

Chicago Public Schools’ new funding formula provides set staffing at every school. But a Chalkbeat analysis of new documents and files indicate many schools are facing reductions.