Chicago Public Schools
About 30% of the district's Class of 2015 finished their degree in four years
Why does this West Side high school have only 33 students?
Chicago works to end inequitable access to middle school algebra partly with virtual courses
Los niños sin hogar tienen ciertos derechos destinados a mantener la estabilidad para ellos en la escuela, incluida la capacidad de permanecer en la escuela a la que han estado asistiendo.
The district is still working to shorten bus rides for more than 100 students with disabilities to comply with state law.
Homeless children have certain rights aimed at maintaining stability for them at school, including the ability to stay at the school they’ve been attending.
The admissions process has built up a reputation for being stressful on families, but many value the ability to choose a school they see as the best fit for their child.
The financial cost of college was a big reason students have leaned toward schools that are an undermatch, in lieu of attending more selective schools
Illinois is one of the few states that have not expanded their voucher-like program. During the veto session, lawmakers did not move a bill that would have extended the state’s program, known as Invest in Kids.
The details of Chicago’s 2024 school board elections are still being hammered out by state lawmakers.
Senate Democrats put forward a plan that would allow residents in 10 of 20 districts — or only half of Chicago – to vote for school board members in 2024. Now, House Democrats want to pair the 20 districts so everyone could vote.
State lawmakers put forward the new proposal late Friday ahead of next week’s veto session. It also creates ethics rules and a committee focused on Black student achievement.
Illinois lawmakers have released a new draft map of 20 districts for Chicago Board of Education elections. Elections for 10 of the 21 seats are set for November 2024.
As Mayor Brandon Johnson and his hand-picked school board exert their influence, charter families and advocates see challenges ahead for the sector.
The Class of 2023 were freshmen when the pandemic disrupted in-person learning. District data indicate 84% of those students graduated in four years, the highest rate in modern history.
Some of the students have endured dangerous journeys to the United States, on top of the disruption of leaving their homes behind.
Districts across the nation, including Chicago, have been bracing for financial challenges as their pandemic relief dollars run out.
Chicago teachers showed up at the Illinois State Board of Education’s monthly meeting to urge board members to help the city’s public schools with the ongoing migrant crisis.
Maureen Delgado leads a diverse neighborhood school, where 45 different languages are spoken. She’s being featured on public transit for her work creating a welcoming school environment.
Eighth graders enrolled at district schools will take the test Oct. 24 or 25. Non-district students must sign up again to take the exam Oct. 28, Oct. 29, or Nov. 5.