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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.

This Chicago counselor is a former teacher who wanted to help students outside the classroom

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

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

Literacy advocates have pushed to get the state to address reading gaps for students. Now, with a state plan finalized, they are looking forward to seeing what’s next

Your questions will help guide Chalkbeat’s coverage leading into school board elections.

Chicago teachers are trying out different strategies to get young students between kindergarten to second grade interested in math, build their foundational skills, and improve their test scores.

Comfort Agboola, a middle school teacher at Poe Classical Elementary School, is the only Illinois teacher and first CPS teacher since 2010 to be given the Milken Educator Award.

Students at Aldridge Elementary in Altgeld Gardens have ideas for community improvements, as Red Line extension looms.

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

As federal COVID funds run out, the district is grappling with how to pay for universal preschool going forward.

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

Illinois superintendent’s budget proposal falls short of what advocates want.

Chicago Public Schools has had early conversations with HopSkipDrive, a transportation network company designed specifically for students. Here’s how it operates in other cities – and what it would take to work here.

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