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Some Chicago schools tackle food allergies better than others
Mar. 19, 2015
As food allergies have skyrocketed in recent years schools are trying to keep up. But experts worry that the students who are at highest risk are being left out.
Lawmaker wants Illinois to clarify vaccination rules
Feb. 11, 2015
Democratic Rep. Mike Zalewski says the department needs to tighten criteria for why kids can opt out of vaccinations by next school year.
Who needs an adult measles booster shot?
Feb. 9, 2015
Some measles vaccines administered in the 1960s didn’t work. With new measles outbreaks, here's who the CDC says needs to get a booster.
Inspector General finds questionable conduct in CPS
Jan. 5, 2015
Kickback schemes, selective enrollment fraud and questionable conduct fill new CPS report.
Why so few white kids land in CPS
Nov. 12, 2014
The pool of white school-age children in the city is much lower than other ethnic groups. The result is that fewer than 1 in 10 students in the district are white.
High school students play Election Day role
Nov. 4, 2014
Some high school juniors and seniors across the region may be more involved than you are in today's election.
State releases school test scores, other new data
Oct. 31, 2014
It’s 2014—the year when No Child Left Behind stated all public school children were to be proficient in math and reading. Spoiler alert: that didn’t happen.
Chicago students illustrate effects of gang, gun violence
Oct. 25, 2013
Richard J Daley Elementary Academy sits directly across from Cornell Square Park, where 13 people were wounded in a shooting last month.
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