Chicago Public Schools

Caucus of Rank and File Educators, which has led the Chicago Teachers Union for a decade, received 56 percent of votes cast.
Chicago Teachers Union members will choose between three leadership slates with very different visions for the coming years.
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.
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.
District CEO Pedro Martinez said the pushback reflects incomplete information. One board member laid that issue at his feet.
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.
Chicago music teacher Trevor Nicholas and his students created an original song and music video. It earned Nicholas a Grammy nod.
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.
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.
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