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Boys of color were hit hard by the pandemic. What do they need now?

Some schools and nonprofits are stepping up a push to better support male Black and Latino students — and enlisting them to lead the charge.

What does school quarantine in Illinois look like? Tell us your experience.

Illinois gives school districts leeway for remote instruction amid COVID outbreaks

COVID-19 surge on Illinois school campuses shows need for mask, vaccine mandates, health official says

Illinois announces teacher vaccine mandate

41 Illinois school districts now under probation for violating state mask mandate

Remote learning options for Illinois students are slim as school districts enter new year

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

Pritzker issues universal mask mandate for Illinois schools

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

After CDC reversal, Illinois recommends universal mask requirements in schools

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

Chicago Public Schools unveils student vaccination program, including three school-based sites and mobile clinics

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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.

Illinois superintendents press state for decision on social distancing, quarantining, masks in schools

The COVID-19 outbreak is changing our daily reality

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Illinois superintendents share grievances over inconsistent COVID guidelines

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Win, lose, or compromise: Clock ticks on key education bills in Springfield

How can Illinois schools reconnect with missing students? Text messages, ‘putting on gym shoes’

Illinois is loosening mask rules — but changes won’t apply to schools, daycares for now

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

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

Illinois, Chicago differ on whether seniors need SAT to graduate

In class but onscreen: Chicago’s return to school buildings brings new tradeoffs

Biden has said spring testing will happen. What’s next for Illinois?

Illinois sees bigger than expected drop in K-12 student enrollment this year

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

Majority of Illinois school superintendents sign letter against spring testing

Some Illinois school districts are pressing ahead with reopening despite slow vaccine rollout

As Elgin reopens, teachers raise questions about safety, missing data

State school board members raise concerns about Illinois’ proposed high school graduation requirements

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In Chicago, teachers with children less likely to get permission to work from home