Stories by Sarah Karp
The increase is meaningful in a district that has often had to do without. But vacancies are still a challenge, especially in schools with many low-income students.
The two Urban Prep campuses will stay open for students but CPS took the charter away from its leaders, citing a litany of issues.
CPS wants to take over Urban Prep Academies in an unprecedented move to wrest control from its troubled leaders while trying not to displace students.
This comes as national test results showed that years of growth in CPS test scores were wiped away during the pandemic.
The Nation’s Report Card scores released Monday show historic declines in math and reading, and a widening achievement gap for Black and Latino students.
Declining enrollment bumps Chicago Public Schools out of its slot as the nation’s third-largest school district
With enrollment down to 322,000 students this year. CPS now trails Miami-Dade County Public Schools, which enrolled 325,000 students this fall.
CPS advances plans for a Near South high school despite opposition, threat to withhold state funding
CPS said area teens travel too far for school now and growth justifies the school. Opponents said the plan is irresponsible and lacks local input.
State rep. says she will block $50 million for a proposed Near South Side school until critical voices are heard
Rep. Theresa Mah says opposition is ignored. Top CPS leaders last year warned the new school would undermine historically Black schools.
A new Near South Side school won’t harm neighboring schools, officials say. Not everyone is convinced.
In a confidential memo last year, top CPS officials said a new high school would undermine nearby historically Black schools.
Preliminary data shows the school district is down to 321,000 students this year. Chicago has lost about 82,000 students over the past decade.