Boys of color are being left behind in Chicago schools

A Chicago Public Schools high school student studies remotely
A Chicago Public Schools high school student studies remotely on Sept. 29, 2020. In the early days of the pandemic, all CPS students worked remotely. Now, only medically fragile kids have that option. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
A Chicago Public Schools high school student studies remotely
A Chicago Public Schools high school student studies remotely on Sept. 29, 2020. In the early days of the pandemic, all CPS students worked remotely. Now, only medically fragile kids have that option. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Boys of color are being left behind in Chicago schools

The pandemic’s disruption to education has hit countless students in a lot of different ways. But some have been hit harder than others — particularly male students of color.

A three-part series from Chalkbeat Chicago dives into the effect the pandemic has had on these students. Reset talks to reporter Mila Koumpilova about her findings and what’s being done in Chicago to get boys of color back on track.

GUEST: Mila Koumpilova, Chalkbeat Chicago reporter