Ahead of the school year, Chicago Public Schools is encouraging families to sign up for its preschool program, which has thousands of open seats.
According to the Illinois board of education’s funding formula, Chicago will receive a smaller than expected share of new state education funding this year.
Backpacks, notebooks, pencils, and other school supplies will see a reduced tax rate for the next two weeks.
The state overpaid Chicago Public Schools $87.5 million between 2019 and 2022. Now, the district must pay $11 million annually through 2030.
Illinois children between 6 months and 5 years old are now eligible for COVID vaccinations. Will child care centers return to normal this fall?
After busing shortages plagued Chicago schools last year, the school board passed measures to prioritize students with need and added new contracts.
As most Chicago high schools have moved away from police officers on campus, 40 schools will have at least one officer on campus this fall.
Chicago’s school board will vote Wednesday to renew its COVID testing contract with Fisher Scientific for another $85 million. The district initially awarded the company $60 million to run its optional testing program last year, but costs grew to $80 million.
Families are finding more demand than availability in summer camp programs for Chicago children. The pandemic has added to the shortage.
With mental health issues increasing, Chicago students welcome a break from stress at school.
Using equipment that meets their individual needs, the youth are experiencing the joy of camp at Kids Tri Camp in Chicago.
Roughly 2,500 out of the 57,000 students enrolled in summer programs have consented to school-based COVID testing, but the district cautioned the numbers are preliminary.
Amid pushback on a Near South Side high school, Mayor replaces Chicago school board member Dwayne Truss with a city council ally
A Chicago planning document includes proposals to create a Department of Learning, repurpose vacant schools, subsidize child care, and offer career training for people leaving prison.
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Chicago Public Schools says a program for deaf students at Chase Elementary is not closing, but parents and teachers remain concerned about its future after uncertainty over continuing enrollment.
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Board members and community members have raised concerns around community engagement and adverse impacts on other schools in the face of CPS enrollment declines.
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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.
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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.
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.
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