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The location shift comes after the board’s regular meeting room was damaged by a water leak in a neighboring business.

A Chalkbeat analysis of Illinois campaign finance disclosure paperwork found a mix of small donations from family and friends, sizable personal loans, and both money and in-kind support from existing political groups.

There are 47 people running in Chicago’s school board elections on Nov. 5. Here’s an updating list.

The new board — which will have 10 elected members and 11 appointed ones before becoming a fully elected board in 2027 — will require a number of adjustments for the district.

At least three dozen people have shown interest in running for Chicago’s elected school board. Candidates must now submit official paperwork to get on the November ballot.

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.

Thirteen candidates from across Chicago joined a virtual forum hosted by the group CPS Parents for Buses, which organized earlier this year after the district canceled transportation for students at magnet and selective schools.

Anyone can vote in these uniquely Chicago elections for representatives to serve on the governing bodies of each public school. Here’s how to participate.

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.

Illinois law allows school board members to be reimbursed for expenses related to the job, but a proposal in Springfield would allow Chicago members to be paid.

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.

Aún quedan muchas preguntas por responder sobre las elecciones que darán paso a los nuevos miembros del consejo y sobre cómo funcionará.

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.

The board’s decision addresses a yearslong grassroots movement that has pushed the district to remove SROs from school campuses but didn’t come without pushback.

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