Articles By Cassie Walker Burke, Chalkbeat Chicago

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Lori Lightfoot Moves To Disband Chicago’s School Board, Setting Up Major Shift

Lightfoot, who was sworn in Monday, campaigned on a promise to support a switch from a school board appointed by the mayor to one selected by the public.

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Early Kindergarten, Grade Skipping: Chicago Considers New Options For Gifted Children

Parents who’ve seen a proposal draft say it sets the bar too high for most children to qualify.

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Dedicated Teachers, Overflowing Bathrooms: What Chicagoans Want Lori Lightfoot To Know About Their Schools

More than 330 educators, parents and students weighed in on what they want Lori Lightfoot to know about Chicago Public Schools.

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Internet Failure Interrupts ‘Zombie PARCC’ At 125 Chicago Schools

The outage began in the morning when AT&T, the district’s service provider, accidentally cut through a fiber optic cable.

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Lori Lightfoot Is Chicago’s Next Mayor — Which Means Big Changes Are Coming To Schools

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.

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Here’s Why Chelsea Clinton Came To Chicago To Visit A Laundromat

The former first daughter was promoting a program that aims to set up more kid-friendly learning centers in laundromats.

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Chicago’s Mayoral Hopefuls Are Starting To Release Education Plans — Here’s What We Know So Far

Among the questions that some voters regard as litmus tests: Would you close underperforming schools? Do you support an elected school board?