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COVID vaccination rates low for Black and Latino children in Illinois

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

Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Chicago Head Start funding cutoff is ‘irresponsible’

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Hybrid or elected school board? Lightfoot proposal stirs debate in Springfield

Lightfoot warns of second COVID-19 surge in Chicago, but says ‘phased-in’ school reopening a go for now

After pandemic slowed progress, Mayor Lightfoot creates group to improve Chicago’s early education system

Lightfoot on reopening CPS: We’re ‘following very closely’ the experience of Catholic schools

Under pressure, Chicago unveils more reforms to school police program

Chicago schools agreed to pay school police officers full salary and pensions. That’s now under review.

Chicago’s teachers union calls for an all-remote start to fall

Chicago says it will reform school budgeting. Can efforts survive a pandemic?

Advocates insist that budget reform efforts could still lead to important changes, and that the need for equitable funding is all the more urgent.

Advocates and lawsuit warn of ‘devastating’ impact on child care if Chicago doesn’t do more

Chicago sets a date and recruits more stars for its citywide virtual graduation

Drumroll, please: Chicago announces a virtual graduation ceremony, and it will star Oprah

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Union secures promise of no layoffs, this year, for teachers, say leadership: Find daily updates on Chicago education in an epidemic

The COVID-19 outbreak is changing our daily reality

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Live updates on coronavirus and Chicago schools: Illinois infant tests positive for coronavirus

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Seven things parents should know about Chicago school closures and coronavirus

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Why Chicago resisted closing schools in the coronavirus outbreak

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Chicago student protesters demand Lightfoot live up to campaign promises on environmental protection

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Elected school board bill to get a renewed push in the Illinois legislature

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Frustrated Lincoln Park High School council calls for meeting with mayor, more transparency from Chicago Public Schools

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Lincoln Park High allegations test Chicago’s new protocol for investigating sexual misconduct complaints

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The real enrollment challenge in Chicago: what to do with all those empty school seats

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Here’s who will be leading Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s charge to reexamine Chicago school budgeting

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Chicago teachers vote to ratify new contract by wide margin

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Should Illinois rewrite the way it funds early learning? The case starts to build.

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Even after tentative agreement, union contract hits snag on details over veteran teachers pay

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Here are the 5 days that Chicago will hold school to make up for time lost during the teachers strike

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Live updates from Day 11 of the Chicago teachers strike: One final back-and-forth

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Chicago and union reach tentative pact — but teachers say an end to strike hinges on making up days

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Prep time, fresh issues stymie a deal to end Chicago teacher strike

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