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With the largest education reporting team in Illinois, WBEZ Education covers the issues that matter to students, parents, educators, as well as the general public. Our coverage includes Chicago Public Schools, other city schools, youth culture, suburban schools, state education issues and higher education.

The ruling means charter schools are not protected by the state’s school closing moratorium, which ends next year.
The latest news and updates about the race for Chicago’s first elected school board.
Despite taking diverging paths, Guadalupe Miranda and Fernando Gonzalez graduated from Chicago Public Schools last week. They’re now hanging out to share their excitement about college plans.
City voters will elect school board members this fall for the first time. We break down how candidates get on the ballot and how to vote.
Some high schoolers say they started their own brands for the profits. Others are jumping into streetwear in pursuit of a creative outlet.
At a press conference Friday morning, Denis Hirschfeldt, a professor and president of the school’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors, said the school’s disciplinary process had lost “all credibility.”
Mayor Brandon Johnson and CPS officials staved off bills that would limit their control but fell short of securing more funding.
WBEZ reviewed six campus encampments to compare their duration and size, and the responses they got from police and university officials.
Illinois mistakenly overspent its latest round of funding and will run out of money for hundreds of programs that serve about 15,000 kids in Chicago. The programs’ advocates encourage state lawmakers to intervene.
Even with shifting priorities, the school district says it has successfully maintained the funding it provides to schools overall.