Experts say there are no residential facilities available for students requiring intensive mental health or behavioral support as needs surge.
New results from spring standardized tests show a drop in reading and math scores for students in Chicago Public Schools and statewide.
A push to ban a book about coming out as non-binary erupts in the suburbs amid reports of a spike in harassment against Illinois LGBTQ students.
After months of juggling added COVID-19 duties, vaccines could lighten the school nursing load and help them refocus on student needs.
Intrepid 5- to 11-year-olds are lining up for the first jabs. Check out WBEZ’s list of locations where children can get vaccinated.
Far fewer students tested at grade level this spring than two years ago before the pandemic. Public school enrollment also is down statewide.
A local nurse says the job has changed dramatically. “We’re dealing with the workload of a public health care department without adequate support.“
The FDA has authorized the shot for 5- to 11-year-olds and final CDC approval is expected this week.
Schools are seeing vandalized bathrooms, shoving and shouting while teachers say they lack enough support to help students.
WBEZ talks to the superintendent of the Oak Park and River Forest High School district about returning to full-time in-person learning.