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March 20, 2019
How one cooking teacher opens up a world of opportunities for students with disabilities
'I introduce them to foods that they don’t know, and that opens up opportunities to study other cultures. And they learn to not just feed others, but to feed themselves.'
March 19, 2019
Good news for some schools in $32 million push, but questions surface about whether process is fair
Principal Lakita Reed labored for a month with more than a dozen other educators at Paul Cuffe Math-Science Technology Academy to compile a…
Updated March 19, 2019
These 32 Chicago schools to split $32 million for new STEM, arts, and International Baccalaureate programs
In an effort to make its neighborhood more attractive, Chicago will spend $32 million on expanding sought-after programs such as International Baccalaureate and STEM.
March 18, 2019
Election aside, Chicago Teachers Union talks strike on two fronts
As teachers at a contract school threatened a walkout last week, the Chicago Teachers Union urged members at district-run schools to save money for a potential strike.
March 18, 2019
Five Chicago universities team up to push harder for bilingual education in public schools
While the school district has increasingly emphasized dual language programs, it has struggled to recruit bilingual teachers even as it expands biliteracy initiatives.
March 13, 2019
What to do with vacant Chicago schools? Lightfoot suggests mini-police academies for some
The mayoral candidate suggested that some of the vacant campuses shuttered during 2013’s contentious mass closings could be reborn as police training facilities.
March 12, 2019
Merged Chicago school searches for elusive balance in its ‘fractured’ community
Jenner and Ogden’s hopeful merger was touted as an example of racial and class integration in a mostly black and brown district.
March 7, 2019
How to get teens to talk about tough topics? Start a student podcast.
The Hancock podcast club set out to teach members technical skills, and along the way address issues important to teens.
March 5, 2019
Looking at low voter turnout, some Chicago youth wonder if civics and outreach would help
When Lucas Vogel made 18 in December, he knew that he still couldn’t drink, and that he didn’t want to join the military…
March 5, 2019
Mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot still undecided about schools chief Janice Jackson
A few days after mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle said she would retain Chicago’s schools chief if elected, opponent Lori Lightfoot said she prefers…
March 1, 2019
State sends $27.5 million to Chicago to boost school improvement plans
Struggling schools designated as “underperforming” or “lowest performing” in the Illinois Schools Report Card are eligible for additional state money.
February 27, 2019
Janice Jackson supporters stump for Chicago schools chief as changes loom at City Hall
One day after a historic election propelled two black women into a runoff for Chicago mayor, the civic…
Updated February 26, 2019
Chicago enters historic mayoral runoff between Lori Lightfoot and teachers union candidate Toni Preckwinkle
Chicago’s crowded mayor’s race is headed toward a runoff. Early returns show that former prosecutor Lori Lightfoot will face Cook County Board President…
Race for mayor
February 26, 2019
Chicago voting: some strategic, some from the gut
Some Chicago voters cast ballots trying to counter the candidate they didn't want to reach a runoff. Others voted on instincts or on issues: education, youth, taxes.
February 25, 2019
Here’s how some of the biggest forces in the education world are spending money in Chicago’s mayoral race
Chicago mayoral candidates have raked in millions of dollars in campaign contributions from various players inside and around the world of education.
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