Stories by Sarah Karp
The school district is getting $1.8 billion in COVID-19 funding and plans to invest part of it on student supports. But there are calls to spend far more.
Chicago Public Schools is requiring masks for all children, even if vaccinated. Still, worried parents want greater access to remote learning.
Come fall, about two-thirds of Black students in traditional high schools will still see a regular police presence.
One in 10 CPS high schoolers attend schools for dropouts. That number could grow as students emerge from the pandemic.
The school, which garnered national attention when eight students were killed during the 2012 school year, was phased out for a new $80 million STEM school.
A WBEZ analysis shows that Fs spiked and attendance plummeted primarily at high schools serving mostly low-income students.
After 26 years with the mayor in charge, Chicago Public Schools is on the verge of monumental change as it looks ahead to an elected board.
José Torres will replace outgoing CEO Janice Jackson, who leaves at the end of June. CPS hopes to name a permanent CEO by the end of July.
Meet four high school seniors from the Chicago area and listen as they share stories of a senior year like no other.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the bill passed by the Illinois Senate Tuesday could hurt the school district’s ability to replace the outgoing CEO.