Articles By Yana Kunichoff, Chalkbeat Chicago
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.
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.
Despite the strike, the network assured families that the four affected schools would remain open for the 2,200 students enrolled.
The Englewood neighborhood provides an example of how decisions on schools can bring a community hope — and despair.
The Chicago’s teachers union delivered a 75-item list of contract demands to the city. The current contract expires at the end of June, after Emanuel’s successor takes office;
Currently, only 15 Chicago high schools offer the AP Capstone program, and most of them are the city’s selective enrollment schools.
In years past, the numbers have been used to help justify school closings.
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.