Articles By Yana Kunichoff, Chalkbeat Chicago
Urban Prep’s Englewood campus last year landed on a warning list for schools the district could recommend for closure for poor performance.
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Details are publicly available for the first time in a new $33 million contract laying out the most sweeping changes to the school police program in over a decade.
This school year, charters are educating 14 percent of the district’s 355,000 students, down from 15 percent five years ago but still larger than 9 percent a decade ago, according to district data
The district said implementing pay changes for tens of thousands of teachers requires complicated changes to its data systems and will take time.
Chicago’s school funding formula has come under fire for unequally distributing resources between schools that advocates argue need more resources.
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Since 2001, at least 16 public schools have closed in Englewood while charters continue to open.
If the mayor agrees, the deal potentially ends a two-week strike and sends the district’s 25,000 teachers back to work.
“On… issues like class size and staffing we have gotten the closest we have ever been.”