Articles By Cassie Walker Burke, Chalkbeat Chicago
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.
Parents who’ve seen a proposal draft say it sets the bar too high for most children to qualify.
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More than 330 educators, parents and students weighed in on what they want Lori Lightfoot to know about Chicago Public Schools.
The outage began in the morning when AT&T, the district’s service provider, accidentally cut through a fiber optic cable.
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.
The former first daughter was promoting a program that aims to set up more kid-friendly learning centers in laundromats.
Among the questions that some voters regard as litmus tests: Would you close underperforming schools? Do you support an elected school board?
The economics professor at University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business will round out the mayor-appointed board.
Their gains could foreshadow next year’s citywide contract negotiations — between the Chicago Teachers Union, with its contract expiring in June, and Chicago Public Schools.