Stories by Sarah Karp
CPS says Urban Prep operated using cash advances and predatory loans. School leaders say its financial issues have been resolved.
The Chicago Board of Education postponed a vote on Wednesday on a controversial proposal to build a new high school near Chinatown.
The departure is part of a broad effort to move away from suspensions and arrests. But replacing police in schools has proven to be complicated.
WBEZ found that fundraising by CPS schools has skyrocketed since 2010. And the big fundraising is by schools where most kids aren’t low income.
The current CTU leadership group was reelected in the union’s most hotly contested race since their slate came to power in 2010.
In a May 20 leadership election, teachers will choose whether to focus more on classic concerns such as pay, prep time and pensions.
A winning Chicago public school made the city softball playoffs. But CPS couldn’t get them to the field.
Hancock Prep didn’t compete because there was no bus. Players say this shows a lack of support for their Southwest Side school and others like it.
A new racial equity study underscores frustration among students and staff, and the ways in which school leaders have failed to tackle these issues.
Parents and community members say the reduction in resources will hurt students already struggling with the effects of the pandemic.
A WBEZ analysis shows that 69% of the $536 million in federal COVID relief money CPS budgeted this year is unspent.