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Updated January 28, 2019
Who’s best for Chicago schools? A Chalkbeat voter guide to the 2019 mayor’s race
Chicago’s next mayor faces many critical decisions regarding Chicago Public Schools, from charter expansion to schools chief Janice Jackson’s job status.
December 5, 2018
Parents line up to push back against Chicago’s cold shoulder to charters
Propelled by their fear that the city is turning a cold shoulder to charters, several parents weaved through sign-toting Acero teachers to speak to the school board.
Making the grade
November 8, 2018
In Chicago, the surprising reasons so many students fail P.E.
Surprising new research shows around one in 10 Chicago students fail PE — a higher rate than math, English or any other class. Why?
Asked and answered
October 9, 2018
Why Rahm Emanuel and his schools chief believe an elite curriculum can resuscitate neighborhood schools
Chicago is doubling down on a big bet that the International Baccalaureate program can be boon to its struggling neighborhood schools. We…
September 24, 2018
Chicago is sending more high schoolers to college — but how to get them to graduate?
Senior Tanariya Thompson, 17, said she and her friends at Michele Clark Magnet High School are constantly asking each other about where they…
September 14, 2018
Chicago schools to expand IB programs in local schools in wake of critical report
Chicago Public Schools released a report showing vast disparities in enrollment and academic opportunity in neighborhood schools, and released a plan for more IB schools.
September 11, 2018
$40 million worth of school improvements follow in wake of Obama Center project
Hyde Park Academy sits in a South Side neighborhood set to become the site for the Obama Presidential Library and a Tiger Woods-designed golf course.
Peek into schools
September 10, 2018
Following lead of their tweeting CEO, Chicago schools take to social media
For teachers and administrators who embrace social media, it's a crucial means of communicating with students and giving families a peek into hallways and classrooms.
September 3, 2018
Chicago graduation rates climb again, but district has ‘work to do’ to narrow racial gaps
The nation’s third largest district said 78.2 percent of students earned a high school diploma within five years, up from 77.5 percent in 2017.
Keeping students safe
June 29, 2018
Questions about sexual abuse cases squeeze top of CPS org chart
Teachers and coaches have been barred from buildings pending investigations into accusations that they sexually abused students. Principals at schools where students were…
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