Stories by Sarah Karp
The tool paints perhaps the most comprehensive picture to date of how kids in each community are doing in school, in finding work and financially.
As part of a shift in civics education, CPS is moving beyond facts and dates and toward helping students experience what it is like to create change.
Lawmakers agreed on a voting map but are considering a last-minute proposal to accelerate moving to a fully elected board. Here’s a primer for you.
Principal Tammie Ismail, like many, feels that dehumanizing rhetoric spread by U.S. politicians and media about Palestinians, Muslims and Arabs in the wake of the war in Gaza has inspired hate that’s endangering her students.
In one year, Chicago voters will choose school board members for the first time. But first, state lawmakers have to finally agree on the voting map.
New state test results also show higher graduation rates and strong gains for Black students, though their average scores still lag behind.
Amid a bus driver shortage, CPS in August canceled bus service for 5,500 eligible students in magnet and selective enrollment schools.
Voters will elect school board members for the first time in November 2024. There’s a public hearing Thursday on proposed voting districts.
Critics say CPS’ budgeting system hurts schools with dropping enrollment, but a study shows it also helps redirect money to low-income students.
A couple dozen Black leaders attended Thursday’s Board of Education meeting to ask for a committee that would develop a strategy to help Black students academically.