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‘I Have To Start All Over Again’: Chicago Parents Worry About What’s Next If Preschools Close

Chicago parents are scrambling to find alternative child care as Head Start programs face steep budget cuts.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Chicago Public Schools Will Require Masks When Classes Resume — But 3 Feet Of Distancing Not Guaranteed

The state school board has said masks can be optional for vaccinated students and teachers. But local district can set stricter rules.

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Final Tally: Majority Of CPS High Schools Will Reduce Police Presence On Campus This Year

Among the 31 campuses deciding to reduce their in-school police force, seven have voted to fully remove officers, including Jones College Prep and Lake View High School.

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As Delta Variant Cases Mount, Chicago Parents Worry CPS Will Reverse In-Person Reopening Plans

Interim CEO Jose Torres announced in June he’s set on a full-time in-person fall reopening, and the state has said districts should offer remote learning only in limited exceptions.

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This Week Brought A Flurry Of Decisions Around School Police In Chicago. What To Know

Last summer, schools that voted to cut officers from their campuses lost district dollars. Now, they get to keep those funds.

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School Safety Without Police: Social Workers, Private Security Considered As Councils Vote To Remove Officers From Campus

At least 22 local school councils have voted this summer to eliminate one or more officers at high schools, while at least 16 voted to keep them.

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CPS Unveils $9.3 Billion Budget With A Focus On Reopening, Repairs

Officials said spending — 10% percent more than last year — prioritizes schools in high-need communities and those hit hardest by the pandemic.

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CDC Has New Guidance For How Kids Should Return To Schools This Fall

Chicago Public Schools will see students return Aug. 30. The CDC is saying everyone who's unvaccinated should wear masks in schools.

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One Counselor, 665 Students: Counselors Stretched At Chicago’s Majority Latino Schools

The district plans to spend $5 million on 64 additional counselors by 2023.

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Chicago Public Schools Unveils Student Vaccination Program, Including Three Standing Sites And Mobile Clinics

The sites are Chicago Vocational Career Academy in Avalon Park, Michele Clark High School in Austin and Theodore Roosevelt High School in Albany Park.

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Hyde Park Academy Changes Course; Will Keep 1 Campus Police Officer But Replace Other With New Staff Member

Principal Antonio Ross said the school is positioned well to go to one officer next year and have a staffer trained in restorative justice support different initiatives around the school.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Interim CPS CEO José Torres To Get $335,000 A Year, A Raise From Outgoing Chief’s Salary

Torres starts as interim schools chief Thursday, stepping in for Janice Jackson, who left the job this week.

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Chicago Will Limit When Schools Call Police. Do Changes Go Far Enough?

Under the student code of conduct approved Wednesday, school administrators should only dial 911 when there is an immediate threat of danger or harm to those on school grounds.

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‘The Single Most Important Task We Have’: Chicago Previews Plan To Reconnect With Missing Students

About 84,500 students have been flagged for targeted support, including stepped-up efforts to reach their families over the phone this summer.

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Chicago Offers More Details About Its Full-Time Remote Option — Including Who’s Eligible

According to school board documents, “It is the intent of the board to have remote learning be an essential part of how we educate students in future school years.”

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Hyde Park Academy Votes To Keep Police Officers On Campus

Seven of 11 council members voted to keep two officers on campus, while two voted to keep one officer and two voted to remove both officers.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Gov. Pritzker Says He Will Sign Bill To Establish Elected School Board In Chicago

The bill would phase in a fully elected Chicago school board by 2027, taking that authority out of the mayor's hands for the first time.

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Taft High School Again Votes To Keep Police On Campus, But Will Hire Social Worker, Security Guard

The Wednesday 8-3 vote marks the second time Taft's school council voted to keep its officers. A majority of teachers want them removed to free up money, a survey found.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Chicago Elected School Board Bill Heads To Governor, Despite Lingering Questions

If Gov. JB Pritzker signs the legislation — over Mayor Lori Lightfoot's opposition — Chicago would have its first fully elected school board by 2027.

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In Chicago, The Debate Over School Police Isn’t Over — It’s Just Quieter

Chicago’s school councils are again considering whether to keep school police. But the conversation looks different this time.

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