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Here’s an updating list of who is running in Chicago’s school board elections on Nov. 5.

The district posted its opening proposals online and the union shared its contract ideas with members. Both sides want at least a four-year agreement.

Chicago Public Schools’ newly proposed safety plan for schools would get rid of campus police and require more training and implementation of restorative justice practices.

The district’s plan calls for training on alternative discipline practices and aims to focus on the “root cause” of student behavior.

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

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.

Dual language programs are meant to teach students in English and another language.

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.

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

District officials said they’re working to get more teachers certified to teach English language learners.

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The vote represented the first round of charter renewals under the current board.

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.

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.