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‘This is not inclusive.’ Some students with disabilities are going without as districts scale back virtual programs

Some students weren’t allowed to enroll in their district’s virtual program, while others are going without help as they learn remotely.

This Illinois teacher welcomes back her kindergarten students — this time, as second graders

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My abstinence-only sex-ed curriculum did real and lasting harm. Students deserve better.

I’m glad more Illinois students will have access to inclusive, comprehensive sexual health education.

A Chicago teen was shot at school. Her family says officials need a plan to stem gun violence.

Chicago Public Schools will relax its employee COVID vaccine mandate

Will the bus come today? For some Illinois families, school transit still a gamble

New CEO Pedro Martinez on how he plans to help Chicago students recover

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Chicago had a long list of disengaged students. Did efforts to reel them in pay off? 

Data suggests the CPS student reengagement effort played out differently across campuses.

It can be challenging for immigrant families to navigate American schools. I know from experience.

Chicago shortens student quarantines as experts predict November pediatric COVID vaccine 

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Gun violence killed my teenage stepson. I can’t stop thinking about the men who murdered him.

What could have made a difference in the lives of those who took Miles from us?

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Boys of color were hit hard by the pandemic. What do they need now?

Some schools and nonprofits are stepping up a push to better support male Black and Latino students — and enlisting them to lead the charge.

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Four reasons why schools are facing crippling shortages

Chicago’s new schools chief says more COVID transparency and testing on way

Why one Illinois school district is betting on teacher improvement 

As deaths of two mothers stir outrage, Chicago promises to boost COVID testing

The COVID-19 outbreak is changing our daily reality

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Summer school in Chicago was billed as a big deal. But data is scarce on how it went.

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Tutors wanted: Inside the nationwide sprint to build big new programs to catch students up

Some Chicago schools in high-poverty areas lost 1 in 7 teachers to layoffs

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Stress and short tempers: Schools struggle with behavior as students return

Trauma, grief, and new routines are contributing to a rockier-than-expected start for many.

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Still hiring: Teacher vacancies up as year begins, limiting recovery plans

Bus troubles, missing preschoolers: Chicago attendance dips on first day 

Chicago will ramp up contact tracing in schools after widespread complaints

COVID in schools and the pediatric vaccine timeline: 8 questions for Dr. Ngozi Ezike

Illinois’ top health official answers questions about school outbreaks, pediatric vaccine timeline, and efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19

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Unvaccinated and masked students no longer have to quarantine as COVID testing becomes weekly in NYC schools

What should Chicago’s new schools CEO tackle first? Parents, students, and insiders have ideas.

What does school quarantine in Illinois look like? Tell us your experience.

6 things to know about Pedro Martinez, Chicago’s next schools chief

San Antonio Superintendent Pedro Martinez will be next CEO of Chicago Public Schools

Illinois board of education moves to change state test by 2023

Chicago Public Schools will miss this week’s COVID-19 testing deadline

Illinois to give child care workers $1,000 and cover costs for unemployed parents