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Illinois officials want to keep students in school. It’s an uphill battle.

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What we’re watching on the Chicago education beat in 2022

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Illinois students missed a lot of school last year: ‘It’s a sign that something isn’t working’

According to the Illinois board of education, chronic absenteeism rose to 21.2% in 2021. It’s still a concern for districts this year as families’ needs have changed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Illinois state board of education wants budget boost of $475 million for next school year

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Illinois legislators call on state school board to pause state assessment switch

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Some Illinois educators say they’ve been left out of plans to revamp state’s testing system

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COVID vaccination rates low for Black and Latino children in Illinois

Illinois to give child care workers $1,000 and cover costs for unemployed parents

As Biden calls for school COVID testing, Illinois program reaches nearly half its schools

Chicago elected school board bill will head to governor, despite lingering questions

Newly passed legislation could bring change to Illinois classrooms. What to know

In Chicago, some elected school board supporters push back on compromise effort

The COVID-19 outbreak is changing our daily reality

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