Articles By Cassie Walker Burke, Chalkbeat Chicago

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The Real Enrollment Challenge In Chicago: What To Do With All Those Empty School Seats

Chicago has lost 54,100 public school children in the past decade. That has left 145 district-run schools less than half-full, according to new capacity data.

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Fraud, Waste, Misconduct: Inspector General’s Report Details Year Of Cases In Chicago Schools

A swim coach reaped nearly $30,000 in payments from three outside groups for the off-the-books rental of a school pool over three years.

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More Chicago Schools Fall Below The Capacity Line. Is Yours On The List?

Six Chicago high schools are less than 10 percent full — and three are over 144 percent full, according to new CPS numbers.

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One Month After Contract Went Into Effect, Chicago Teachers Still Haven’t Gotten Promised Raises

The district said implementing pay changes for tens of thousands of teachers requires complicated changes to its data systems and will take time.

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Chicago Teachers Vote To Ratify New Contract By Wide Margin

The final margin was 81 percent to 19 percent with 80 percent of schools reporting late Friday.

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Prep Time, Fresh Issues Stymie A Deal To End Chicago Teacher Strike

School could reopen Thursday only if bargaining suddenly accelerates toward agreement, which appears unlikely.

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Saturday Talks Between City, Teachers Union End With No Deal — And A $38 Million Divide

“We’re not close to where we need to be on the big issues,” said Deputy Mayor Sybil Madison. “We will return tomorrow and work diligently to close the divide.”