Articles By Yana Kunichoff, Chalkbeat Chicago

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As Chicago Renews 33 Charters, Once-Lauded Urban Prep Network Struggles Forward

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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Here’s A First Look At The $33 Million Deal Between Chicago Schools And The City’s Police Department

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.

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Chicago Is Clamping Down On Charter Growth. But Some Are Still Finding A Way

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

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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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Here’s Who Will Be Leading Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Charge To Reexamine Chicago School Budgeting

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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Mayor Lori Lightfoot Promised To Spend More Money On Students In Need. Could 2020 Be The Year?

LENS ON LIGHTFOOT: Chicago is examining how to divvy up funds differently as school enrollment declines.

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With Zero Students, Another Englewood High School Slated To Close

Since 2001, at least 16 public schools have closed in Englewood while charters continue to open.

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City And CTU Reach Tentative Pact — But Teachers Say An End To Strike Hinges On Making Up Days

If the mayor agrees, the deal potentially ends a two-week strike and sends the district’s 25,000 teachers back to work.

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Teacher Strike Continues To Ninth Day After Marathon Talks Fail To Reach Accord

“On… issues like class size and staffing we have gotten the closest we have ever been.”