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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

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Chicago schools chief sticks with reopening campuses, despite broad pushback

Lame duck legislative session ends with no passage of Chicago elected school board bill

Black legislators championed Illinois’ ambitious education bill. Now it’s approaching the finish line.

Illinois expects another $2.3 billion in federal emergency aid for schools

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Half of Chicago pre-K, special ed teachers report back to campuses

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What stories we’ll be watching on the state education beat in 2021

State budget forecast uncertain, Illinois education leaders weigh $412 million increase for schools

The COVID-19 outbreak is changing our daily reality

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

‘A very isolating experience:’ First-year teachers seek support through unprecedented year

Illinois will start grading its teacher prep programs

As Chicago eyes reopening, teachers face a new learning curve: simultaneous instruction

Illinois teachers will not be among the first to receive COVID-19 vaccines

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Illinois school leaders and advocates split on decision on standardized testing in a pandemic

Illinois teachers union urges state to close schools, set metrics as COVID-19 cases spike

Rising COVID-19 rates statewide prompt reopening delays, setbacks among Illinois’ largest school districts

Lo que nos dijeron más de 50 padres de estudiantes en educación especial sobre la enseñanza durante el otoño en Chicago

What more than 50 special education parents in Chicago told us about schooling this fall

Illinois school budget hearings open with tales of inequities from COVID-19

Could the coronavirus pandemic mean a longer school year in the future?

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Familias de Chicago: ¿Cómo funciona el aprendizaje a distancia para su hijo/hija con necesidades especiales?

State: Illinois school districts should continue teacher evaluations — but there’s a loophole

Illinois wants to delay decision on spring testing, keep fall kindergarten assessment 

For parents of children with disabilities, remote learning feels like another full-time job

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