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.
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.

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Following two shootings last fall, Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy was flooded with crisis counselors but that soon faded — leaving some calling for long-term support to heal from the trauma.
The Illinois state board of education announced eligibility guidelines for free or reduced-price meals as federal nutrition waivers expire.
The district said 93.4% of students showed up on the first day of school this year. Last year, 91% did and in 2020, just 84% logged on for a virtual first day.
Chicago’s Local School Councils, a facet of local school governance since 1989, vote on school budgets, approve the school academic plan, and select and evaluate principals.
COVID-19 cases among students and staff increase during the first week of classes as restrictions are looser and a highly contagious variant circulates.
Prompted by a parent who saw a dumpster full of John Hersey’s “Hiroshima,” National Teachers Academy educators are teaching about the country’s fraught history with nuclear energy.
The district is aiming to provide bus routes after Labor Day for 1,200 Chicago students still without transportation, before working to shorten trips.
Chicago schools CEO Pedro Martinez says his efforts to “reimagine” learning in the district will begin with a push to reinvest in neighborhood schools.
A decade after Illinois took over North Chicago School District 187, the state board of education says it is looking into transitioning the district to an elected school board. The question still remains when it will happen.
Chicago district leaders will face staffing shortages, bus issues, and pandemic-related academic and mental health shortfalls in another high-stakes year.
Advocates for Chicago’s alternative high school students say career training can be a lifeline on second-chance campuses.
Enrollment declines, staffing challenges and student mental health loom large after 2½ tumultuous pandemic years, but officials promise one of the “best years yet.”
Mask optional policy and school-based testing continue, but no quarantine requirement for students unless they test positive
The country’s third-largest district is setting out to upgrade its career offerings. It contends with uneven access and little data on student outcomes.
Despite high voter turnout — largely buoyed by student voters — many of Chicago’s Local School Councils still have open seats. Data shows schools on the South and West Side account for the majority of unfilled seats.
Andie Townhouse discovered yellowing, irrelevant books at the West Side high school’s library. She’s bringing fresh reads — and much more.
Chicago schools CEO Pedro Martinez said his three-year vision for the district encompasses 10 initiatives to usher “the future of education.”
The charter network has long positioned itself as a direct path to college. Now, amid serious allegations involving its founder, Urban Prep’s future remains unclear.
After facing pressure to shift from punitive to restorative practices, Chicago Public Schools is making changes and reducing the number of police at schools, but details on how things are shaping up are hard to come by.
As Illinois schools open, the state has adopted recent federal public health guidelines for COVID that ease quarantines and testing of students.
Just six public high schools in Chicago have athletic trainers. All are on the more affluent North Side and serve fewer low-income students than the rest of the district.
Illinois advocates raise concerns about low wages, lack of job security, and increased burnout for after-school workers that could lead to a staff shortage.
The district has spent about $156.6 million so far on payments to more than 1,000 outside vendors.
Ahead of the school year, Chicago Public Schools is encouraging families to sign up for its preschool program, which has thousands of open seats.
The seven campuses in the LEARN Charter School Network began the school year on Monday, two weeks before Chicago Public Schools. The network usually starts in early August.
Culinary camp is among dozens of summer programs offered by Chicago Public Schools. The district enrolled more than 90,000 students, but some programs struggled to serve as many children as they hoped.
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?