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Some Chicago schools in high-poverty areas lost 1 in 7 teachers to layoffs

Chicago’s charters enroll more students with disabilities than traditional schools, but funding unclear

Citing student trauma from violence and pandemic, Chicago educators call for school budget redo

Pritzker reverses course on flat Illinois school budget with pledge for $350M

How should Illinois spend its share of another $5.1 billion in federal stimulus funding for schools? Tell us.

Illinois schools could receive $5.2 billion — with $1.8 billion for Chicago — in latest federal stimulus effort

Pritzker’s proposed budget keeps Illinois school funding flat for a second year

State budget forecast uncertain, Illinois education leaders weigh $412 million increase for schools

Illinois Report Card: State reports 88% graduation rate, but some other accountability measures blank

Illinois school budget hearings open with tales of inequities from COVID-19

As Illinois school districts reimagine education, the wealthier could have yet another advantage

Chicago says it will reform school budgeting. Can efforts survive a pandemic?

Advocates insist that budget reform efforts could still lead to important changes, and that the need for equitable funding is all the more urgent.

No cuts to Illinois education, but schools warn COVID will push up costs

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How much is your Illinois school district slated to get from the federal stimulus bill? Find out here.

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Chicago school board approves $75 million to tackle COVID-19-related school needs

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Chicago to buy more computers and ramp up virtual learning, with details coming this week

The COVID-19 outbreak is changing our daily reality

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Unwelcome surprise: Illinois governor proposes holding back some school funds unless tax passes

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Here’s what to watch in Chicago’s school budget revamp

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Chicago is revisiting school funding. Here’s what 7 parents and educators would prioritize if they were in charge

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Chicago mulls how to reslice the school budget pie — but what about a bigger pie?

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Schools get only brief spotlight in Illinois governor’s State of the State speech

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One month after contract went into effect, Chicago teachers still haven’t gotten promised raises

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Here’s who will be leading Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s charge to reexamine Chicago school budgeting

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot promised to spend more money on students in need. Could change be imminent?

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After prolonged labor battle, Chicago school board approves union deals in closed session

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Veteran teacher pay still up in the air with 24 hours to Chicago’s teachers union contract vote

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Here’s how much Chicago’s tentative deals with CTU, SEIU will cost taxpayers

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Did your school grow or shrink this year? Find new enrollment numbers here.

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Even after tentative agreement, union contract hits snag on details over veteran teachers pay

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Chicago teachers: What’s your take on the tentative contract?

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Wins, losses, and painful compromises: How 5 major issues in Chicago’s teacher strike were resolved

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Live updates from the Chicago teachers strike Day 10: a pivotal 24 hours