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Many parents, students and public education advocates have long said the choice system creates “haves” and “have-nots” and leaves children competing with one another for resources.
Mahbuba, who’s now 6 years old, arrived at a Chicago school with no previous exposure to formal sign language. What she’s learned has transformed her life.
To keep classes going, the college has replaced many of the teachers who walked off the job on Oct. 30 — a walkout prompted by the college cutting hundreds of classes to help fill a $20 million budget gap.
This would be a radical departure for a school system built around allowing parents to choose where their children attend. But it would be a welcome change for public education advocates.
Attorneys for two families say they were not notified that elementary teacher Andrew Castro had been removed from teaching in May 2021 over abuse allegations and that he continued abusing three boys outside school.
Mental health crises are rising among girls and young women. Working on Womanhood, developed in Chicago, helped reduce symptoms of PTSD.
Gold Apple Award winner and veteran principal Josh Long has been chosen to take over a department that serves 52,000 students.
First-generation and low-income students often don’t feel like they belong on campus and face financial and other stress their peers likely do not, a vice president of Chicago Scholars writes.
Campuses across the U.S. have been embroiled in conflict since the war began. Students at Northwestern University and University of Chicago share their thoughts on the conflict abroad and on campus.
Police swarmed the campus at 11:45 a.m., and detectives engaged in a gun battle with the shooter, who was killed. An all-clear was issued 40 minutes later.
In June, Gov. J.B. Pritzker first announced the partnership after allocating $1.6 million of this year’s budget to fund the program throughout Illinois.
Negotiations have dragged on over pay and staffing, union leaders said. The charter operator runs two campuses near Little Village with a total of 550 students.
Venezuelan refugee students add to the diverse mix at Sullivan High School.
Just 30% of Chicago Public Schools grads in the study who immediately went to bachelor’s degree-granting universities graduated in four years.
Francis Martinez, 18, of Des Plaines, and Wolfgang Gustaveson, 19, of Park Ridge, were killed when their truck collided with another truck, Carbondale police said.
The Rev. Robert Dowd will take over July 1. He succeeds the Rev. John Jenkins, who led the university for 19 years.
The online tool paints perhaps the most comprehensive picture to date of how kids in each community are doing academically and financially.
Take our 15-point quiz on the Illinois and U.S. constitutions, based on real questions students face.
A teen was walking with a friend on Monday morning through Douglass Park when someone in a black Ford Explorer opened fire, police said. He’s in good condition.
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.
CPS discourages civics tests based on rote memorization. Try a quiz using that approach — and see what schools are doing now instead.
Police say a large melee led to a woman firing a single shot in the 300 block of East Chicago Avenue about 9:06 p.m. Northwestern’s Chicago campus was placed on lockdown. No one is in custody.
A team of app developers looking to ease college and career searches and a 9th-grade debater hoping to bridge policy and people were among the students honored. “You will help us all build a better, stronger and much-safer Chicago,” Mayor Brandon Johnson said.
Chalfin, 19, spent over a year creating his latest one, which was published in last Sunday’s New York Times and is in Sunday’s Chicago Sun-Times.
Even prestigious schools like Northside College Prep and Payton College Prep have unacceptable chronic absenteeism of 25%, according to the Illinois Report Card.
Keianti Darling, Durrail Williams and Joseph Thomas are members of Chicago CRED, a group that works to reduce gun violence. Recently, they traveled to Senegal on a service trip to build a school.