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Chicago mayoral race
April 10, 2019
Lori Lightfoot names four women of color to head education transition team
Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot named the leaders of her education transition team Wednesday — four women of color who have influenced the conversation around…
April 2, 2019
Lori Lightfoot is Chicago’s next mayor — which means big changes are coming to schools
Lori Lightfoot pledged throughout her campaign to bolster the city’s struggling neighborhoods, starting with strengthening public schools.
March 29, 2019
With Toni Preckwinkle trailing in polls, Chicago Teachers Union looks to critical battles ahead
The union is also focusing its energy on battlefronts beyond City Hall — fights that could be critical for its survival and success.
Race for mayor
March 27, 2019
Here’s why Toni Preckwinkle thinks she’s the best mayor for Chicago schools
With less than a week to go before the April 2 mayoral runoff election, Toni Preckwinkle again tried to make the case for why she’s the best choice for school-minded voters.
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 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 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…
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…
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.
January 4, 2019
Teachers union stands by Preckwinkle mayoral endorsement despite ties to Ald. Burke controversy
This despite allegations that Ald. Ed Burke tried to extort a $10,000 campaign contribution from fast-food executives on her behalf.
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…
November 20, 2018
Chicago mayoral hopefuls vow to invest in schools, but skirt enrollment crisis
While the union-backed forum focused on the exodus of black families from Chicago, education found its way into the conversation.
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