The district has fielded concerns about Skyline’s online platform and profusion of materials.
Three years in the making, the Skyline project was previewed as the top leadership team exits the district.
The district has engaged an Illinois-based firm to conduct a national search, but some observers say it will be challenging to find the right fit in this moment.
Advocates insist that budget reform efforts could still lead to important changes, and that the need for equitable funding is all the more urgent.
In a letter to educators and parents Friday evening, Chicago schools chief Janice Jackson offered a first glimpse at what school could look like in fall and said the district was preparing for the possibility of reopening classrooms.
School buildings and administrative sites will be closed, but remote learning will continue.
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The purchases of Chromebooks, IPads and laptops are part of $32 million the district has spent so far to respond to the coronavirus crisis.
Chicago officials are weighing calls by the teachers union and others to shift to a pass/fail approach, as districts nationwide re-examine grading amid remote learning.
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Profound income disparities among its students and the size of the district pose a challenge as Chicago seeks to roll out an effective and equitable e-learning strategy.
As the number of the new coronavirus cases worldwide continues to rise, we are monitoring the impact on Chicago schools and their families and will post updates here. Illinois is one of 35 states with confirmed cases,
Parents have wanted to know everything from how concerned they should be about their children’s possible coronavirus exposure to where they can take kids as a statewide closure begins Tuesday.
Members of Lincoln Park High School’s governing body say they want to meet with Mayor Lori Lightfoot and schools chief Janice Jackson in an effort to reinstate their campus administration.
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Neither Mayor Lori Lightfoot nor district leaders seems ready to take on the tough topic of underenrollment, even though propping up struggling schools drains others and deprives some students of rich course offerings and opportunities.
There’s no decision yet whether school ratings will be penalized if students don’t show up, which has some Chicago principals worried.