Articles By Adeshina Emmanuel, Chalkbeat Chicago
Lori Lightfoot’s transition committees presented recommendations for the mayor-elect’s agenda Friday.
She inherits governance of a school district that a decade ago topped 400,000 students but has since dropped nearly 12 percent to 361,000.
Among the questions that some voters regard as litmus tests: Would you close underperforming schools? Do you support an elected school board?
How Javion became a high school student reading at the second-grade level is impossible to say for sure. But multiple forces play a role.