Legal settlement requires Chicago to offer translation services to parents of students with disabilities
A settlement will ensure that families of children with disabilities be provided with language interpretation services in Chicago during planning meetings.
The approved budget includes $8 billion in operational expenses, $645 million in school building improvements, and $769 million to pay off debt.
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CPS officials said the authorization will allow the district to be nimble and prepared for unexpected purchases.
Board members and community members have raised concerns around community engagement and adverse impacts on other schools in the face of CPS enrollment declines.
Chicago’s graduating seniors were in their sophomore year of high school when schools shuttered in 2020. They reflect here on their experiences of going to school during the COVID era.
The COVID vaccines will be available after authorization from the Food and Drug Administration Friday and expected approval by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Chicago officials said the district provided results to schools early to help plan instruction, but they are still preliminary.
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The budget restored about $24 million in funding, including $14 million for special education following criticism from parent groups, union leaders, and elected officials.
The district will resume testing for summer school starting July 6, and will offer testing during the upcoming school year.
Joyce Chapman will fill the long-standing vacancy and complete the Chicago school board. She will serve starting June 1 through June 30, 2023.
Chicago student films tell stories about pandemic life, racial justice. It ‘rewrites our narrative.’
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The boost in turnout came from students who cast 64% of the overall vote.
This will be the third year the district will chip in for its employees’ pensions, an expense the city has previously handled.
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The district has expanded its pool of classroom assistant subs, but the bulk of requests for backup still go unfilled.
The masking requirement at Oscar Mayer Magnet School and 20 classrooms comes as Chicago Public Schools cases have increased in recent weeks, surpassing the mid-January omicron surge.
Caucus of Rank and File Educators, which has led the Chicago Teachers Union for a decade, received 56 percent of votes cast.
The Illinois state board of education decided on Wednesday not to make changes to the current end-of year assessment for now.
Chicago Teachers Union members will choose between three leadership slates with very different visions for the coming years.
An investigation found that Chicago Public Schools students at small, majority Black and Latino high schools were funneled to JROTC.
Pedro Martinez, who is fully vaccinated and boosted, was experiencing mild cold-like symptoms after testing positive on Thursday.
Some Chicago schools canceled prom last year or hosted smaller events with COVID restrictions. This spring, prom is back with a vengeance.
Chicago Public Schools partners with Lady Gaga foundation to tackle depression, mental health issues among students
Please Stay is focused on providing mental health support aimed at suicide prevention for seventh to 12th grade students in Chicago Public Schools.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill providing paid COVID sick leave for school staff and restoring sick days taken during the 2021-2022 school year. Here’s what to know about the law.
The move from low to medium transmission risk will not trigger a citywide mask mandate, or other restrictions, health officials say.
With the help of a town hall, phone calls to parents, and student- created TikTok videos, Dunne STEM Academy has seen vaccine rates climb in recent months from 5% to 42.3%.
Chicago’s Virtual Academy will return this fall, but little is known after its first year: ‘It’s been a black box.’
Advocates and parents have raised concerns about curriculum, support for English language learners, and meeting the needs of students with disabilities.
After serving as the Illinois state board of education’s chair since 2019, Darren Reisberg will leave to become the 11th president of Hartwick College.
The pandemic and national racial reckoning have spurred new scrutiny of how few Black and Latino men teach in Chicago and beyond.
Illinois advocates raise concerns about the state’s assessment plan, saying that it will halt learning for students.
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District CEO Pedro Martinez said the pushback reflects incomplete information. One board member laid that issue at his feet.
Chicago teachers union, parents blast steep budget cuts to Little Village school: ‘We cannot take another cut’
Ahead of the monthly board of education meeting, Chicago teachers, parents, elected officials decry proposed budget.
The district hopes to continue recouping steep pre-kindergarten enrollment losses earlier in the pandemic, especially for students of color.
After blowing past a midnight deadline on Friday, Illinois lawmakers emerged with a budget plan that includes more money for K-12 education with tax relief and direct checks to families.
Illinois’ spring legislative session ended early Saturday morning. This is where education bills landed.
A University of Chicago study brings key takeaways on school-family communication from caregivers and educators.
One Summer Chicago, Chicagobility, and youth programs aim to engage children, teenagers, and young adults with paid jobs and arts and cultural programs across the city.
The district is cutting about 40% of its school budgets, citing steep enrollment declines. Some advocates question the timing.
Chicago Public Schools received 6,123 candidate applications across 509 schools for the governing bodies of public schools known as Local School Councils, ahead of elections held on April 20-21.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill that gives school employees paid COVID sick leave and restores sick days to teachers who took COVID-related time off during the 2021-2022 school year.
Chicago music teacher Trevor Nicholas and his students created an original song and music video. It earned Nicholas a Grammy nod.
With federal school lunch waivers set to expire, Illinois districts worry: How will we feed students?
Illinois school districts are adjusting summer lunch programs as federal waivers are set to expire June 30. These waivers allowed districts to give meals to more students over the last couple of years.
Despite a gradual uptick in overall vaccine rates since December, the nation’s third largest district is struggling to make inroads at predominantly Black schools on the South and West Sides.