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Becky Vevea, Chalkbeat Chicago

Chicago Public Schools’ Application Deadline Is Next Week. Here’s What You Need To Know

Chicago Public Schools has tried to simplify the process for going to a school that’s different from your assigned neighborhood school.


Fate Of Urban Prep’s Third Campus In The Hands Of Illinois Board of Education

The move comes after the Chicago Board of Education voted to end its charter agreement with Urban Prep to operate two other campuses in Bronzeville and Englewood.


More Chicago City Colleges Students To Get Mentoring, ‘Wraparound’ Support

The four-year expansion effort will be funded through City Colleges, the Pritzker Foundation, One Million Degrees and other private philanthropy. 


MacKenzie Scott Donates Nearly $50 Million To Public Schools In Chicago

Chicago Public Schools received $25 million, the Noble Network of Charter Schools got $16 million, and LEARN Charter School Network will see $7 million. The grants have no restrictions.


Push To Get Chicago Public Schools Officials To Appear Regularly At City Council Fails

The measure would've temporarily withheld city money for some school projects if CPS officials didn’t show up. They rarely appear before aldermen in public meetings now.


Nearly 3,700 Migrants Have Been Bused To Chicago From Texas. 425 Are School-Aged Children

“We’re talking about an unfolding humanitarian crisis of children and families who arrive with no shoes. That is on the daily at our schools and we’re supposed to make do?” a bilingual coordinator at a Humboldt Park school said.


Chicago Public Schools No Longer Nation’s Third Largest District

After 11 years of declining enrollment, Chicago Public Schools now serves 322,106 children, making it the nation’s fourth largest district after Miami-Dade County Public Schools, which serves 324,961 students.


It’s The First Day Of School In Chicago. Here’s What We’re Watching.

Two-and-a-half tumultuous years of shuttered buildings, quarantines, virtual learning and budget cuts have taken a toll on the city’s school system.