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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 19, 2018
On returning school control to voters, Chicago mayor candidates are split
More than 20 years ago, then-mayor Richard M. Daley secured the power to handpick who sits on the Chicago Board of Education.
December 18, 2018
Chicago’s mayoral hopefuls are starting to release education plans. Here’s what we know so far.
Signaling that a smart education plan could make or break Chicago mayoral hopefuls, Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza seized her moment in front of…
December 14, 2018
5 things to know about Austan Goolsbee, the high-powered new addition to Chicago’s school board
Chicago’s school board is once again complete after outgoing mayor Rahm Emanuel chose a University of Chicago economist to fill a long-vacant seat.
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.
November 8, 2018
Illinois Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker names well-connected educators to transition team
Two big names in education, former Chicago Board of Education Vice President Jesse Ruiz and early-childhood expert Barbara Bowman, have been…
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November 5, 2018
Beyond hiring: The struggle to diversify Chicago’s teaching ranks
In Chicago, the ranks of black teachers continue to decline, and the percentage of Latino teachers has only increased slightly.
October 23, 2018
Chicago schools look beyond closures to tackle declining student population
The Chicago Board of Education plans to vote Wednesday on a new policy that would target underenrolled schools for help rather than closure.
September 26, 2018
Chicago schools boost spending on law firm investigating sexual misconduct policy
The law firm reviewing how Chicago Public Schools handles allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct just got an additional $500,000 in billing authority.
Updated August 28, 2018
Chicago school board votes to request a one-year delay for gifted access plan
Chicago’s school board has agreed that the district should ask for an extra year to phase in a plan to…
August 21, 2018
Chicago schools want to delay plan for tackling the gifted gap
Chicago Public Schools wants to delay for a year a plan to make gifted services available to more children outside of selected enrollment,…
July 27, 2018
School budget protests, advice for new equity office, and cursive’s comeback
We’re Cassie Burke, Adeshina Emmanuel, and intern Elaine Chen. We round up Chicago public education news here every week. Please send any tips,…
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