Refugee students may lose critical support services that help them adjust to life in the U.S. because federal funds are instead set to be diverted to deal with the surge of unaccompanied children at the border.
CPS officials are budgeting for almost half the number of certified librarians the district had just two years ago. In most cases full-time librarian positions, which used to be allocated by the board, are being re-assigned to classrooms.
The term "high-quality education" gets thrown around a lot by politicians, policy-makers and parents. WBEZ’s Becky Vevea has been asking kids what makes a quality school. She brings us a few of their answers.
WBEZ analysis of test scores found few schools in the city enroll a full span of students. Low-scoring and high-scoring students attend completely different high schools. Others enroll a glut of average kids.