This year’s high school graduates endured years of schooling disrupted by the pandemic. One 18-year-old says airplanes helped her find a way forward.
WBEZ found delays in removing the hazardous paint uncovered in some schools last fall. CPS says delays can occur while seeking the “root causes” of the damage.
CPS says it fixed all hazardous lead paint identified this year. Records and school staff tell a different story.
A WBEZ review of Chicago Public Schools records shows long delays at some schools between when paint was identified and when it was removed.
Father and son are heading to college with a surprise scholarship: ‘I was not expecting any of this’
Meet Logan and James Garcia, who are taking advantage of a scholarship for all graduates and one parent at five Chicago public high schools.
In a new series, WBEZ talks to people who make schools run. Meet Catholic school building manager Joseph Hermle or “Papa Joe.”
The map reflects the city’s demographics rather than the minority-heavy CPS student body. Lawmakers on Tuesday said it’s only a first draft.
We dropped by Empire Cutz, a barbershop in McKinley Park, to find out what’s so appealing about the style.
The young women started a nonprofit to introduce chess to more girls. So far they’ve reached 550 students with free lessons, a podcast and more.
Paul Vallas promises to expand school choice while Brandon Johnson says it deepens segregation and inequity. Donors are lining up on either side.
Of Chicago’s roughly 6,600 election judges working on Tuesday, 13% will be high school students.