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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

As conversation on school police in Chicago rushes ahead, here are five things you need to know

Mayor Lori Lightfoot names new watchdog for Chicago Public Schools

Illinois debuted a virtual learning system in January. Why is no one talking about it?

Chicago mayor to keep police in school, as protests grow

Two marches, led by Chicago students and alumni, call for school policing changes 

Solving Illinois’ teacher shortage is complicated. These five charts explain why.

Tens of thousands more devices coming to Chicago schools but internet remains a challenge

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As remote learning ramps up in Chicago, a high-stakes question: Should students be learning anything new?

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Chicago’s high school competition: Percent of students who win spots in coveted campuses remains flat

The COVID-19 outbreak is changing our daily reality

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How Illinois educators are getting more students to take — and pass — AP tests

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We asked Chicago teachers to tell us about their most powerful lesson. Here are five answers.

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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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Nearly half of Illinois’ teacher prep programs fall short on teaching reading, study says

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

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Can Chicago design a better school ratings system? Principals, parents, and teachers think so.

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Wanted: Ways to boost the profile of Chicago’s Local School Councils. A new bill could be a start.

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Chicago’s teaching corps is becoming whiter. How the district hopes to entice — and keep — more teachers of color

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Chicago school board votes to close two charter schools

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Chicago is attracting more substitute teachers — but here’s why many classrooms still go wanting

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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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7 questions asked and answered about Chicago’s new teacher diversity committee

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Chicago is expanding sought-after academic programs. Now it’s seeing some welcome payoffs.

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New Illinois report card shows minimal test score gains for schools

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More Illinois schools score top state ratings — a closer look shows why

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