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The teachers union shared more details about demands it will make as it negotiates a new contract with Chicago Public Schools.

The plan — which will be finalized this summer — will prioritize improving students’ daily experiences in the classroom, addressing staffing and funding, and collaborating more closely with school communities.

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The information shared by officials provided more details about the district's switch to a new position-based budget formula next school year.

An analysis of district data shows more than half of Chicago’s public high schools have dress codes and nearly all of those schools serve mostly Black or Hispanic students.

Candidates need to collect 1,000 signatures by June 24, 2024 to get on the Nov. 5 ballot for Chicago’s 10 elected school board seats.

Every school will have certain guaranteed staff, including an assistant principal, a counselor, and core classroom teachers, under a new funding formula officials plan to use starting next school year.

Martinez said the district is working to find other options for transportation, such as adjusting bell times, but CPS has struggled to hire more bus drivers.

The public meetings are part of the district’s new Black Student Success Working Group, which CPS created to provide recommendations for improving Black children’s outcomes.

After years of thorny relationships with district officials and mayors, the Chicago Teachers Union will bargain a new contract this year with a district that now answers to former CTU organizer Mayor Brandon Johnson.

Principals are the leaders of their schools and staff. But in Chicago, multiple entities have power over principals — and soon, an elected school board and a principals union could impact how school leaders work.

Theater program run by TimeLine Theatre aims to connect Chicago Public Schools’ students to history and current events.

The board’s decision addresses a yearslong grassroots movement that has pushed the district to remove SROs from school campuses but didn’t come without pushback.

Chicago’s Board of Education to vote on removing police officers from schools

According to a new report from researchers at Harvard and Stanford, Illinois and Chicago are leaders nationally when it comes to reading growth in the wake of the COVID pandemic.

Counselor Jorge Alaves started “Lindblom Colegio” six years ago after noticing some Latino boys were less likely to apply to college and would sometimes struggle academically and socially.