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Chicago Public Schools

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

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

There are 47 people running in Chicago’s school board elections on Nov. 5. Here’s an updating list.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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