Chicago Public Schools officials can’t explain a sharp drop in the number of low-income students this year. Principals got an email warning that they could lose out on money if undercounts are not corrected.
May 5, 2016
The Chicago Teachers Union isn’t planning to strike in May and proposes $500 million in new revenue. Plus, migrant children are often illegally denied a public education, how race overshadows income in the achievement gap, and a call for $40 million for summer jobs.
May 2, 2016
A recent survey found that language barriers are a major problem when it comes to providing mental health services to families with young children—putting children at risk of being misdiagnosed with learning or behavior problems.
April 28, 2016
The city's three largest charter networks were given flexibility to move open seats among their networks, making it easier to fill slots at campuses with space. Critics say the decision will further hurt struggling neighborhood schools.
Teachers value freedom in the classroom but complain about pay and long hours.
Embattled Blaine Elementary Principal Troy LaRaviere will face retired Prosser Career Academy Principal Kenneth Hunter in next month's elections for president of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association. Ballots go out next week and will be counted on May 20.
When it comes to funding schools fairly statewide, Illinois consistently ranks at or near the bottom of the barrel nationally. After more than 40 years of trying, real change remains a long shot.
As the political climate makes charter schools a tougher sell, the Walton Family Foundation decides that Chicago is no longer one of its “priority cities” slated to get millions to help open new charters.