Articles By Yana Kunichoff, Chalkbeat Chicago

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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.

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Can A New High School Heal Years Of School Closings In Englewood?

The Englewood neighborhood provides an example of how decisions on schools can bring a community hope — and despair.

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Buoyed By L.A. Strike, Chicago Teachers Union Delivers 75-Item List Of Demands To The City

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;

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Chicago Boosts Rigorous AP Programs At 5 Neighborhood High Schools

Currently, only 15 Chicago high schools offer the AP Capstone program, and most of them are the city’s selective enrollment schools.

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Charter Teachers Won Big In Nation’s First Strike — What Now?

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.