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Chicago special education reforms slow to get off ground, monitor tells state school board
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Testing the test
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New state school board wrestles with future of testing for teacher hopefuls
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2 days ago
Illinois is doing better by its youngest learners — but it’s reaching too few of them
Updated 2 days ago
In rush to fill teacher vacancies, Illinois has lots of proposals and no immediate solutions
Follow the money
April 15, 2019
At more than $1 billion, Illinois tops the nation in school administration spending
Chicago mayor's race
April 2, 2019
Lori Lightfoot is Chicago’s next mayor — which means big changes are coming to schools
Lori Lightfoot pledged throughout her campaign to bolster the city’s struggling neighborhoods, starting with strengthening public schools.
March 8, 2019
Between barbs, Chicago mayoral hopefuls Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot talk schools in first televised runoff debate
Each candidate pledged to steer more resources and attention to the city’s neighborhood schools and declined to give specifics on union negotiations.
March 7, 2019
Educators want to hear more from mayoral candidates on elected school board, under-enrollment
Chalkbeat Chicago readers — 60 percent of whom identified as educators or as working in a school-related field — answered a poll that solicited reader questions.
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Time to decide
April 11, 2019
Decision day: What happens when students don’t get their first-choice Chicago high school
Friday is the deadline for eighth graders to accept offers from Chicago high schools in an emotional, competitive process that begets both elation and despair.
April 10, 2019
More Chicago strikes ahead? Teachers at small school networks overwhelmingly authorize walkouts
At five small Chicago networks, 94 percent of teachers casting ballots this week voted to authorize a strike if needed, banding together to…
April 10, 2019
Lori Lightfoot names four women of color to head education transition team
Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot named the leaders of her education transition team Wednesday — four women of color who have influenced the conversation around…
Updated April 10, 2019
Internet failure interrupts ‘Zombie PARCC’ at some Chicago schools
An Internet outage Tuesday across Chicago Public Schools forced several campuses to suspend administration of a state standardized test nicknamed the “Zombie PARCC.”
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Chicago Teachers Union warns that bargaining will stall until Lori Lightfoot resolves leadership question
Tell Lori Lightfoot about your school
March 22, 2019
Big day for preschool: Illinois governor says state universal pre-K coming in 4 years; Chicago invests $77 million in early learning
Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he expects Illinois would have universal preschool for 4-year-olds in 4 years. Next year, Chicago will add more than 100 pre-kindergarten classes
Asked and answered
March 20, 2019
Four questions for Chelsea Clinton about expanding early learning in cities
Visiting Chicago on Wednesday to help boost attention for literacy programs in laundromats, Chelsea Clinton said that her efforts were inspired in…
March 20, 2019
Here’s why Chelsea Clinton came to Chicago to visit a laundromat
The former first daughter visited a Hermosa laundromat to bring wider attention to a program championed through her family foundation’s Too Small to Fail initiative.
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Think teacher pay is low in Colorado? Try teaching preschool.
Preschool teachers who work in Colorado's district-run schools make far less on average than public elementary teachers.
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