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Chicago learning and inequity

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Chicago fell behind on plans for students with disabilities during COVID-19. New data show the depth of the problem.

The pandemic year has uprooted support for students with disabilities in Chicago and nationwide, creating a backlog of old IEPs that could lead to widening academic gaps for students in need of special education services.

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Three Chicago teens, one pandemic year: How COVID-19 widened education gaps for boys of color

This pandemic school year has hit Black and Latino boys harder than other students, testing them and the education systems that have often failed many of them.

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‘Proof is in implementation:’ Chicago offers a first look at its $135 million curriculum overhaul

Chicago reopened high schools this week. Here’s what we’re watching.

With clock ticking, no deal yet with union on Chicago high school reopening

Chicago Teachers Union threatens to go back to teaching remotely Wednesday if no high school deal is reached

Chicago moves to officially start school year earlier

Las escuelas de Chicago comienzan a realizar pruebas COVID-19 a los estudiantes 

Chicago schools will begin testing students for COVID-19 next week 

Five things to know about Chicago’s COVID-19 alert system in schools 

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From anxiety to joy: Stories of Chicago’s contentious return to the classroom

One-third of Chicago students opt for in-person learning, but students are disproportionately white

Chicago is launching a new reading plan. Five questions for the educator in charge of it

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Drive-ups, delays, and a trickle of voters mark unusual school council election in Chicago

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Two Chicago charters to keep virtual learning until the new year; CPS hasn’t announced plans

Labor ruling could complicate Chicago’s fall school reopening timeline

The COVID-19 outbreak is changing our daily reality

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Thousands of students are missing from Chicago’s virtual classrooms. Here’s the plan to find them.

Chicago could bring some special education students into school for services under new plan

A fraction of Chicago students flagged for summer school completed it

How this Chicago special education teacher helps students build connections, even remotely

For some Chicago high school students, remote learning brings a new school struggle: motivation

More than 80% of Chicago students logged on for the first day of virtual learning, but some schools struggled more than others

‘We are all first-year teachers today’: Chicago educators start unprecedented school year with ambitions, questions

For many Chicago communities, there is no COVID safety net. So teachers are stepping in. 

Chicago board keeps school police contract but promises new safety plan 

The future of school police is up to the Chicago board this week

Schools will not be charged for police during remote learning days, district says

More Chicago school councils add police to the agenda

Second Chicago school votes against police, but the poll is non-binding

Summer school starts Monday for some students. Here’s what we know so far

Chicago Public Schools will keep its police program — for now

Some Chicago city council members join efforts to remove police from schools