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Janice Jackson

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.

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.

Despite push, some students still lack devices, and some districts aren’t providing data about who’s logging on

Chicago school budgets: Leaders plan $125 million boost for small schools and special education, despite concerns of coronavirus toll on school finances

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.