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.
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%.
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.
She invited me to live with her in Chicago, seizing the opportunity to change our family’s story.
District CEO Pedro Martinez said the pushback reflects incomplete information. One board member laid that issue at his feet.
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.
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.
Finalists for the 2022 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching weigh in on how their schools support student and educator mental health — and how they can do more.
The district has only spent 12%, or $62.9 million, on a program to address the pandemic’s academic and mental health harms.
Chicago Public Schools has traditionally started after Labor Day weekend, but will now align its academic year with other suburban districts, local colleges, and universities.
As Illinois plans to move away from the IAR, a bill banning testing for the youngest students has passed a House education committee on Wednesday.
Under a proposed calendar, the 2022-2023 academic year would kick off on Aug. 22 and end on June 7.
In Pedro Martinez’ first school budgets as CPS CEO, some schools with declining enrollment will see their budgets shrink.
This school year was supposed to be a time to reinvent public education for students at Richards Career Academy and beyond. It hasn’t happened yet.
The money has also covered a slew of intervention and other supports, but data on that spending is not yet available.
The 3-2 vote increases the odds that the mask-optional policy will stay in place.
With the pandemic taking a toll on teachers, Illinois’ lawmakers consider a bill that will allow them to use sick days for mental health.
The district’s change in mask policy comes as federal, state, and local guidance have aligned.
Under the suggested changes, the district could remove a ranking system that awards 30% seats to the highest scoring students, potentially opening up more seats for low-income students.
After implementing a universal masking policy inside school campuses two years ago, Chicago Public Schools will lift its mask mandate on Monday. We want to hear how you feel about the shift to mask-optional.
Chicago Teachers Union leaders and some parents have raised concerns over a shift to mask-optional, especially in low-vaccinated communities hit hardest by the pandemic.
The Illinois state board of education will use federal coronavirus relief funds to support bilingual teachers who want to earn a state license
Amid low COVID cases, the district will align its mask policy with updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, officials said.
The consideration to lift the mask mandate comes a week after board members voted to uphold safety measures including mask wearing across the district.
The Chicago Principals and Administrators Association is pushing a bill that will give the organization collective bargaining rights.
Applications are due Friday for the hyperlocal governing bodies, and hundreds of schools so far have no one running.
Day cares and child care centers can now set their own rules, public health officials said.