clock menu more-arrow no yes

Chicago Public Schools

Bus troubles, missing preschoolers: Chicago attendance dips on first day 

Chicago will ramp up contact tracing in schools after widespread complaints

What should Chicago’s new schools CEO tackle first? Parents, students, and insiders have ideas.

6 things to know about Pedro Martinez, Chicago’s next schools chief

San Antonio Superintendent Pedro Martinez will be next CEO of Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools will miss this week’s COVID-19 testing deadline

How a Chicago charter school is trying to make sure the kindergarteners are OK

Despite COVID stress, Chicago teachers largely staying put

COVID concerns kept these students home. Now they are no longer enrolled.

Illinois gives school districts leeway for remote instruction amid COVID outbreaks

Will COVID cases in Chicago schools force your child to quarantine? Here’s a handy flowchart

What’s keeping Illinois school district leaders up at night? Finding bus drivers

Unvaccinated Chicago students who travel out of state should stay out of school at least 7 days

As quarantine notices go out, Chicago needs more time to fully expand school COVID testing

School bus driver shortage in Chicago prompts $1,000 payments to families and calls to Uber, Lyft

Chicago schools are fully reopening for the first time in more than 500 days. Here’s what to know.

The COVID-19 outbreak is changing our daily reality

Chalkbeat is a nonprofit newsroom dedicated to providing the information families and educators need, but this kind of work isn't possible without your help.

Chicago will drop daily COVID-19 screener and bring back simultaneous instruction in quarantine cases

San Antonio superintendent, another outside candidate top contenders for Chicago schools chief

Talks between Chicago and its teachers union are stalled — but teachers will still return for first day of school

How many of Chicago’s ‘missing students’ are just homeschooling? It’s hard to tell. 

Should COVID-19 cases force classroom closures? The debate unfolds in Chicago

COVID cases among kids are rising — but Chicago’s top doc says schools can reopen safely

Limited access and low enrollment: Chicago parents criticize ‘confusing and chaotic’ Virtual Academy process

Inside Chicago’s ‘Refugee High’: Gun violence, asylum appeals, coming of age in America

Filed under:

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.

Chicago will have the largest elected school board of any major U.S. city

Filed under:

In Chicago, poor turnout at student vaccination sites perplexes school officials

Chicago will overhaul standardized testing amid questions about how to measure COVID academic gaps 

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

Chicago Public Schools will require masks — but three feet of social distancing is not guaranteed

‘I have to start all over again’: Chicago parents worry about what’s next if preschools close

Final tally: Majority of Chicago high schools will reduce police presence on campus this year