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September 17, 2019
Aurora school board approves superintendent contract extension
The district school board voted 5 to 2 Tuesday night to extend Superintendent Rico Munn’s contract.
September 12, 2019
Feds to supervise Chicago’s efforts to protect students from sexual abuse
Charging that Chicago schools failed to safeguard students from sexual abuse, the federal government will oversee the district's efforts for three years.
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September 5, 2019
As union sets strike vote date, Lightfoot strikes confident tone
“We put a very generous offer on the table,” Lightfoot said. “Let’s get a deal done.”
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September 3, 2019
From Englewood to Old Town, Chicago mayor’s first-day tour of schools spotlights her priorities
Together, Lightfoot's three first-day-of-school stops highlighted her education priorities.
August 30, 2019
With little fanfare, Newark board finalizes contract deals for Newark teachers, Roger León
The Newark school board signed off on two contracts with long-term implications this week.
Updated August 30, 2019
Aurora school board to weigh superintendent’s contract renewal before election
The Aurora school board will hear public comment and discuss a proposed contract extension for superintendent Rico Munn on Tuesday Sept. 3.
August 29, 2019
Chicago continues to increase the number of graduates, but the city is still behind the state
Almost 79% of Chicago’s seniors graduated in five years this spring, compared with closer to 78% the year prior, the district said Thursday.
August 29, 2019
Newark parent activists get a warning: Change your ways or you’ll be barred from school board meetings
Yolanda Johnson wasn’t surprised when she got the warning letter from the Newark Board of Education on Tuesday. She said she’d been expecting it.
August 29, 2019
Five things to know about Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s teachers contract offer
Here are five things to know about Lightfoot’s offer and the future of the contract talks.
August 28, 2019
After a year, drinking water is flowing again in Detroit district schools
The Detroit school district has installed more than 500 water hydration stations to ensure students drink water free of high levels of lead or copper.
Updated August 26, 2019
Chicago teachers union rejects neutral fact-finder’s report, setting countdown to strike
The action starts a countdown toward a Sept. 26 strike, the earliest possible date teachers could legally walk out.
August 23, 2019
Roger León has been Newark’s superintendent for 1 year. The board is already considering a contract extension.
One year after hiring Roger León to steer Newark schools as they returned to local control, the city school board is considering extending the superintendent’s contract.
August 20, 2019
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has trusted this deputy to oversee schools. What’s her plan?
Most of Madison’s role so far has played out behind the scenes.
Updated August 20, 2019
Newark parents can now enroll their children at neighborhood schools
Starting Monday, Newark families can visit their neighborhood school to enroll their children in schools for the fall.
August 16, 2019
‘Will we rise to the occasion?’ Mayor Lori Lightfoot issues a challenge to Chicago school administrators two weeks from start of school.
Friday’s event put her on stage in front of the school leaders charged with leading Chicago’s more than 600 schools.
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