Critics urge the district to push for more funding — and more spending — rather than cuts.

The location shift comes after the board’s regular meeting room was damaged by a water leak in a neighboring business.

A Chalkbeat analysis of Illinois campaign finance disclosure paperwork found a mix of small donations from family and friends, sizable personal loans, and both money and in-kind support from existing political groups.

In its budget proposal, Chicago Public Schools is giving charters a slight funding boost overall, although some could still get funding cuts.

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

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The proposed $9.9 billion CPS budget faces several pressures, from union negotiations to the end of federal COVID aid.

A research brief from the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability said Illinois districts could be in a pinch with the state projecting less revenue from a tax on corporate profits.

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.

Facing budget deficit, Chicago vows to guarantee pay for laid-off workers

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.

Chicago Public Schools plans to eliminate “misconduct” language in tracking early grade behavior

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

Rachael Mahmood, the Illinois 2024 Teacher of the Year, focuses on creating lessons that affirm her students’ identities and interests.

Can Chicago’s Opportunity Index make school budgets more fair?

The district posted its opening proposals online and the union shared its contract ideas with members. Both sides want at least a four-year agreement.

About a third of CPS elementary students are meeting state standards in reading, while about one-fifth meet them in math.

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.

Perceptions can be a big factor for families deciding on where to send their kids. But the facts can tell a different story.

Bills to keep police in some Chicago schools, prevent changes to the city’s selective enrollment schools, and provide stipends for student teachers all failed during the session

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

New report: Schools can be a game changer for students who live near the sites of killings

In the first crucial hours, police could not get access to video surveillance, a witness, and other key information in a shooting that left two students dead, two wounded. CPS says it cooperated.

The $53.1 billion budget funds a new early childhood education department, creates a state child tax credit, and adds $350 million more to K-12 public schools.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.