Articles By Adeshina Emmanuel, Chalkbeat Chicago
A successful merger would offer a new model for how communities can help Chicago tackle its thorniest education challenges, including declining school enrollment and deep racial and socioeconomic segregation.
Chicago's new mayor overhauled the board that oversees the Chicago Public Schools.
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.