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September 19, 2019

To Excuse or Not to Excuse? How Districts Are Handling the Climate Strike

As students choose to miss school to take part in large protests around issues such as gun violence and climate change, it poses challenges for how districts should handle youth activism.

September 12, 2019

Sex Abuse Investigation in Chicago a 'Wake-Up Call' for All Schools, Feds Say

A searing report and federal oversight over Title IX enforcement in Chicago raises the question: Is it an outlier, or just the first to get caught?

December 17, 2018

Former Obama Adviser Appointed to Chicago School Board

Austan Goolsbee, a professor at the University of Chicago and a former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, was appointment by outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel to serve on Chicago's school board.

December 06, 2018

Chicago Teachers Union Endorses County Board President For Mayor

The teachers' union is throwing its support behind Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in the race to replace Rahm Emanuel as Chicago's mayor, the Chicago Tribune reports.

July 16, 2018

Chicago Pledges $26 Million to Add Social Workers, Special Education Staff

The Chicago Teachers Union, which has called on the district to increase the number of school nurses, psychologists, social workers, and case managers, said the school system's announcement does not go far enough.

June 27, 2018

Chicago Schools Creates Special Team to Investigate Sexual Misconduct Against Students

In the wake of a newspaper investigation that revealed that dozens of Chicago students may have been abused, harassed, or assaulted, the Chicago school district will create the Office of Student Protections and Title IX to better handle cases of sexual abuse, assault and harassment of students and support victims.

February 06, 2018

New Chicago Program Will Pair "Master" Principals With Novices

The new Master Principal Program is the latest in a series of initiatives focused on principals in Chicago.

January 24, 2018

Janice Jackson Named Permanent CEO of Chicago Public Schools

The longtime educator was named interim CEO in December following the resignation of Forrest Claypool, who was accused of repeatedly lying to investigators during an ethics probe.

December 08, 2017

Chicago CEO Resigns Amid Ethics Probe; Veteran Educator Named Interim Chief

Janice Jackson, the chief education officer in Chicago, will ascend to the top job after CEO Forrest Claypool quit Friday. Jackson becomes the third chief of the city's schools in two years.

October 10, 2017

Chance the Rapper Teams Up With Lyft to Support Arts Education in Chicago

Passengers who use the ride-sharing service Lyft will be able to round up their fares to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to the New Chance: Arts & Literature Fund, which supports arts education in the city's public schools.

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