Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson asked Illinois Senate President Don Harmon in a letter late Thursday to hold a bill that would block changes to selective enrollment schools and prevent any school closures until 2027.

Chicago Public Schools’ newly proposed safety plan for schools would get rid of campus police and require more training and implementation of restorative justice practices.

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

Two years after busloads of migrant children began arriving in Chicago, many have landed in schools where most don’t speak Spanish. Custodians and kindergarten teachers are taking on the role of translator, but students are still falling behind.

Casi dos años después de que empezaran a llegar autobuses repletos de migrantes a Chicago, muchos niños han llegado a escuelas con poco apoyo lingüístico de CPS.

CPS says the proposal to build the controversial $150 million high school is still “under review,” but a website has been taken down, and stakeholders say it’s been months without an update.

Roughly 12% of Chicago residents age 16 to 24 are not working or in school. Black teens are most impacted.

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.

The district’s plan calls for training on alternative discipline practices and aims to focus on the “root cause” of student behavior.

lllinois lawmakers overhauled K-12 funding seven years ago and promised to 'adequately fund' every district by 2027. A new report finds that won’t happen until 2034, unless more education money is budgeted every year.

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

The teachers union propelled Johnson to City Hall with an education platform promising more funding and staff at neighborhood schools, housing for homeless students, and free public transit passes.

Beasley Academic Center’s Tammy Anderson — known for her killer dance moves and infectious smile — will be one of four crossing guards honored in an awards ceremony next week.

Illinois House passed a bill creating the state’s Department of Early Childhood that will house all child care and early childhood education programs. The proposal heads to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office.

A moratorium on closing any Chicago public schools until 2027, funding for K-12 schools, and the state’s early childhood department are some outstanding education issues before the Illinois legislative session ends in a few weeks.

The Academy for Local Leadership launched its inaugural class in March ahead of Chicago’s shift to a partially-elected school board.

The four-year deal between the district and SEIU Local 73 covers school support staff, including special education classroom assistants, bus aides, and security officers.

Illinois has required high school students to complete the FAFSA in order to graduate since 2020. But state lawmakers want to waive the requirement for this school year.

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.

Chicago Public Schools CEO Pedro Martinez said the district’s new budget formula is an “important milestone.” But at some schools, parent and educator concerns are starting to percolate.

Illinois early childhood education advocates and parents say staff shortages in early intervention are delaying services for children under 3.

The student-led group, Chi Youth 4 Justice, organized a series of forums this spring at high schools across the city.

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.

Chicago will offer the grants to students with disabilities who attend either public or private schools.

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.

Chicago Public Schools is using local and state definitions to track the enrollment of migrant students, making it harder to understand the needs of new students

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

The teachers union shared more details about demands it will make as it negotiates a new contract with Chicago Public Schools.

The plan — which will be finalized this summer — will prioritize improving students’ daily experiences in the classroom, addressing staffing and funding, and collaborating more closely with school communities.

As a second grade teacher, Precious Allen teaches every subject to her students, but emphasizes science, engineering, and math with hopes of inspiring her students to pursue those fields.

Parents of Lowell Elementary School students are taking an English literacy class at the school to boost their chances of getting a job, going to college, and being able to help their kids with homework.

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.

Illinois law allows school board members to be reimbursed for expenses related to the job, but a proposal in Springfield would allow Chicago members to be paid.

Chicagoans will vote for 10 of 21 members in the city’s first school board election. Here are six things you should know as the election cycle kicks off.

An analysis of district data shows more than half of Chicago’s public high schools have dress codes and nearly all of those schools serve mostly Black or Hispanic students.

Candidates need to collect 1,000 signatures by June 24, 2024 to get on the Nov. 5 ballot for Chicago’s 10 elected school board seats.

The proposal would create a new department that would transition programs from three state agencies to one.