Last year, nine children 17 years old or younger were killed on a weekday between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., a WBEZ/Chicago Sun-Times analysis found.
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Lightfoot said the outreach was on the part of a lone campaign staffer who found teachers’ emails through Google.
Principals have fought for years to be able to bargain collectively. That bill passed the Senate on Friday after previously passing the House.
The Chicago Public Schools inspector general says there appears to be widespread problems with the way students who stop coming to school are being tracked.
Three boys and a girl, 15 to 16 years old, were shot around 2:30 p.m. in the 2100 block of South Laflin Street, police said.
CPS now says the new school will cost about $150 million to build, up from $120 million. The project faces a City Council vote on Wednesday.
Chicago Public Schools lacks a cohesive plan for using computers in the classroom or a reliable way to track them, WBEZ and Chalkbeat found.
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.