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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The school district has outsourced the management of school janitors and cleaning services since 2014.

The first day of school for the 2024-25 academic year would be on Aug. 26, about a week later than recent years.

The district is providing CTA passes to migrant families who are homeless.

Last week, CPS Inspector General Will Fletcher released his annual report which, in part, found that the district had marked more than 77,000 devices lost or stolen in the 2021-22 school year.

In his annual report out Tuesday, CPS Inspector General Will Fletcher estimates lost or stolen laptops and other technology valued at more than $23 million.

A letter sent to parents said the district would continue to prioritize students with disabilities and homeless students. Both groups are entitled to transportation under federal law.

The move puts in motion Mayor Brandon Johnson’s campaign promise to reinvigorate neighborhood schools.

Chicago is promoting Principal Joshua Long to lead its special education department

The routes with few students don’t necessarily mean there’s room for other kids, advocates say.