District officials say the effort is a key tool to prevent violence and self-harm, but some advocates are skeptical.
The vote is the latest blow to the nationally recognized charter network. Last month, Chicago Public Schools moved to take over the charter’s two South Side campuses.
After Chicago Public Schools moved to take over two campuses from Urban Prep, the Illinois Board of Education will vote Thursday on whether to revoke its agreement for the charter’s third campus.
Every Thursday at Infinity Math, Science & Technology High School, juniors volunteer to help underclassmen catch up.
The billionaire ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos who pledged to give away her fortune has donated $25 million to Chicago Public Schools, $16 million to the Noble Network of Charter Schools, and $7 million to the LEARN Charter School Network.
The nonprofit One Million Degrees provides low-income community college students with mentoring, tutoring, an annual stipend, and professional development to help them stay enrolled, finish their degrees, and have a career.
District attendance remained well below pre-pandemic levels last school year.
Before heading to Congress in 2019, U.S. Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia forced former Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff in 2015 with the backing of the Chicago Teachers Union.
The measure would have temporarily withheld city money for school projects if Chicago Public Schools officials failed to show up. Several aldermen voted against the proposal because they didn’t want to stymie projects in their communities.
Pritzker has said he will continue to increase funding for early childhood education, K-12 schools, and higher education while boosting pay for early childhood teachers.
Migrant students have enrolled in Chicago Public Schools and 11 different suburban districts. In Chicago, teachers are raising concerns about declining numbers of bilingual staff and lack of translated curricula.
The document was required as Chicago gears up to transition to an elected school board.
For over a decade, North Lawndale College Prep students have been training their peers to curb fights on campus, support grieving friends, and host peace circles.
Some districts in Chicago’s south suburbs stand out for spending small portions of their COVID recovery dollars as reported to the state.
Dolton West’s superintendent wants to use technology to reimagine the school day and week.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker sat down with Chalkbeat Chicago to talk about his priorities for education as he makes a bid for reelection.

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The 2022 Illinois report card shows students have lost ground in math and reading due to pandemic disruptions
Former teacher Brandon Johnson is one of at least eight people challenging Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Urban Prep leaders blasted the vote by CPS board members and claimed long-standing unfair treatment by the district.
The Illinois Tutoring Initiative is expanding to more districts this fall as the state focuses on helping students recover from COVID-19 pandemic. However, funding for the program is set to expire in 2024.
The district is recommending that the school board pull Urban Prep’s charters following reports alleging sexual misconduct and financial issues.
Nearly 83% of students graduated in four years in 2022 and 88.8% of freshmen are on track to graduate, the district said Monday.
Chicago officials voice concerns about slipping NAEP results on the “nation’s report card,” but also highlight bright spots.
Curie high school’s robust arts programming and its focus on supporting students impressed the panel of 200 judges.
Students with disabilities and their families are still reeling from the emotional repercussions of remote learning. Here’s why.
Amid lagging vaccination, the city’s health commissioner urged Chicagoans to get the new omicron booster to avoid a winter surge.
As schools across Illinois bring back activities for students that happened pre-pandemic and protect them from the coronavirus, Jinsun Baek, a school nurse says that it will take balance to have both
Chicago students’ vaccination rates for illnesses like polio and measles rebounded last school year after taking a hit during the 2020-21 school year.
If approved, Pfizer’s bivalent vaccine will be administered to children between 5 and 11, and a Moderna booster will be available for children 6 and up.
Healing Through Justice, a partnership between Communities United and Lurie Children’s Hospital, uses activism to heal trauma and will now be able to help 3,000 more young people.
The resignation of Col. Daniel L. Baggio is the end of a saga that shows how military education leaders in Chicago played by their own rules — with devastating consequences for students who weren’t protected.
The former Von Humboldt Elementary in Humboldt Park, which closed in 2013, is poised to become an 107-unit apartment complex geared toward teachers.
The Illinois State Board of Education held its first budget hearing Tuesday. Educators, school leaders, parents, and advocates called for more money for education.
With the school year underway, Chalkbeat wants to share some of the inspiring moments and innovative lessons inside the classrooms.
Bogdana Chkoumbova, the district’s chief education officer, spoke about her plan to help students bounce back academically.
The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted 4-3 to buy nearly two acres as part of a land swap agreement with the Chicago Housing Authority for the proposed site of a new high school.
After 11 years of declining enrollment, Chicago Public Schools now serves 322,106 children, making it the nation’s fourth largest district after Miami-Dade County Public Schools, which serves 324,961 students.
Illinois education advocates gathered for a press conference on Tuesday morning to pressure the state to add more money to the state’s evidence-based funding formula to fully fund schools by 2027.
Vaccine mandates, greener schools, mental health supports are among Chicago teachers union recommendations
Career academies, community hubs, incubators for democracy: Chicago Public Schools eyes new models for small South and West Side high schools.
The University of Chicago compared COVID-era grades to those before the pandemic. High schoolers fared better than elementary school students.
After pausing in June, CPS will lay the groundwork during Wednesday’s board meeting for a controversial high school with critical votes to buy a $10 million property and spend another $5 million to plan the project.
State Rep. Kambium “Kam” Buckner outlined a platform for Chicago Public Schools that looks to tackle the district’s school funding model, staffing, and universal preschool for all 3-year-olds.
North Chicago SD 187 will transition to a fully elected school board by 2027. The state board of education decided on Wednesday that it was necessary to slowly transition the district to an elected school board with a few seats going up for election in 2025.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker names Steven Isoye, former teacher, principal, and superintendent from Chicago suburbs, to chair Illinois state board of education
As more young children get vaccinated, Illinois will no longer require unvaccinated school and child care employees to test for COVID twice a week.