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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
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.
Four parents share the challenges and possibilities of these “mini-school boards” that Chicago has had for 35 years.
The first day of school for the 2024-25 academic year would be on Aug. 26, about a week later than recent years.
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.
In his annual report out Tuesday, CPS Inspector General Will Fletcher estimates lost or stolen laptops and other technology valued at more than $23 million.
The findings suggest that schools can benefit from more empowered principals, who are “closer to the ground” and may have a better sense than district leaders of what their students need.
The findings suggest that white and more affluent parents are more likely to have access to accurate LSC information and fully seated LSCs.
Leaders with the nationally-recognized charter school network said Wednesday they filed a lawsuit to keep control of its remaining two campuses serving Black boys in Englewood and Bronzeville. Chicago Public Schools has said it plans to keep the schools open under district management.
The top two candidates to be Chicago’s next mayor are headed to a runoff election. Both have deep experience in public education, but differ on many key challenges facing the school district. Here’s how they answered a Chalkbeat questionnaire.
Urban Prep leaders blasted the vote by CPS board members and claimed long-standing unfair treatment by the district.
The Chicago Public Schools inspector general’s latest report details more failures by Marine Leadership Academy’s principal to safeguard students.
Chicago schools are seeking to beef up Local School Council participation, parents are speaking out, and community groups are rallying to boost parent awareness.
Even before any formal proposals are on the table, parents and school community members are pushing back.