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Chicago Public Schools
June 13, 2019
City Council education chair promises more public meetings, increased involvement in Chicago schools
Among the ways he plans to deliver on that promise: more frequent committee meetings — and more pressure on district leadership to be there to answer questions from city
June 7, 2019
Parent mentors celebrate graduation, program expansion: ‘Each day I know I accomplish something’
New school board President Miguel del Valle delivered the commencement speech for more than 900 graduates from Chicago's parent mentor program.
June 6, 2019
Chicago schools equity chief promises new decision-making tool this summer
The former Tilden High School principal said that his office plans to begin showing its work sometime in the next few months.
June 3, 2019
Lightfoot: New Chicago school board will stop making so many decisions behind closed doors
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot promised Monday to change how the Board of Education does business.
May 31, 2019
Chicago Public Schools will lay off 220 teachers, nearly 500 support personnel
The job cuts affected about a quarter of the city’s schools, according to the district.
May 31, 2019
A lot of iPads, little research: Inside the movement to build the classroom of the future
Even as Chicago Schools is investing $135 million into assembling curriculum for all grades and subjects, another initiative in teaching and learning is taking root.
May 23, 2019
Lori Lightfoot gave her first City Council address to Chicago high school students. Here’s what she said.
The new mayor surprised teens at a mock government day at City Hall. “You probably conducted more business efficiently than maybe we have in a long time in City Council."
May 22, 2019
Chicago to shelve free pre-K at popular Lincoln Park magnet school
Trimming back a yearslong benefit for families in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, the Chicago school district has proposed charging parents nearly $14,000 a year.
May 21, 2019
Lori Lightfoot makes it official: She’s keeping Janice Jackson as Chicago schools chief
Following weeks of speculation, Chicago’s new mayor Lori Lightfoot said that she’ll retain homegrown schools chief Janice Jackson in the Chicago Public Schools top job.
May 20, 2019
Chicagoans welcome Mayor Lori Lightfoot to City Hall — with big questions about schools
Hundreds of Chicagoans lined up Monday to shake hands with newly installed Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and many had schools on their mind.
May 20, 2019
‘We must meet our educational challenges together’: What Lori Lightfoot said about schools on her first day as Chicago’s mayor
Lightfoot pledged to work toward equity education and to support educators, nurses, and others working to create a safe and nurturing environment for students.
May 18, 2019
Chicago teachers union leadership retains power, despite vocal challenger
Incumbents will retain control of the Chicago Teachers Union, despite a challenge from a group seeking to redirect attention back to “bread-and-butter issues."
Budget & finance
May 17, 2019
In her first term as mayor, Lightfoot’s schools agenda to include overhaul of budgets, campus policing
Lightfoot will likely overhaul the way the district gives money to schools, and wants to take a harder look at policing in schools.
Voices from the field
May 15, 2019
What should new teachers of color know when taking the job? Veterans offer some advice.
What advice would teachers of color give to new recruits before they take the job? Chalkbeat asked three teachers to weigh in.
May 2, 2019
Third Chicago charter strike puts spotlight on alternative schools that serve at-risk youth
Chicago’s third charter strike casts a spotlight on alternative charter schools, which serve some of the city’s most at-risk youth.
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