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.

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.

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.