Articles By Yana Kunichoff, Chalkbeat Chicago

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CPS Moves To Lessen Discipline For Drugs And Alcohol In Schools

That means that those caught smoking weed, for example, will no longer face the possibility of expulsion.

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The Birds, The Bees And Consent: How One Chicago Classroom Navigates Evolving Sexual Education

After the revelation of widespread abuse in Chicago Public Schools, more schools are teaching the meaning and practice of consent.

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Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Floats New Proposal To Reduce In-school Arrests

The goal of a diversion program, she said, is to understand why students might act out in the first place.

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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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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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Charter School Sexual Misconduct Reporting Lags Behind District Numbers

From October to February, charter schools reported nine complaints of adult sexual abuse or misconduct against students, compared with 207 similar complaints in district-run schools.

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Second Charter Teacher Strike In Chicago To Begin Tuesday Morning

Despite the strike, the network assured families that the four affected schools would remain open for the 2,200 students enrolled.