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Janice Jackson
Janice Jackson

6 Things To Know About Pedro Martinez, Chicago’s Next Schools Chief

The oldest of 10 children, Martinez grew up in Chicago, attended Benito Juarez High and has three sisters teaching in Chicago Public Schools.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

New CPS CEO Will Be San Antonio Superintendent Pedro Martinez, A Juarez Graduate

Martinez, who worked for CPS under Arne Duncan, had been considering a frontrunner for the job to assume the reins from interim CEO José Torres.

Citywide

Chicago Schools CEO Search: ‘A Very Difficult Job — Now More Than Ever’

CPS CEO Janice Jackson is leaving the district as it recovers from a pandemic and tries to reengage thousands of students who fell off the grid last year.

Citywide

Parents, Teachers Wonder What’s Next After Chicago Schools Chief Janice Jackson Says She’s Leaving District

Jackson — who worked for Chicago Public Schools as a teacher and principal, and led the district for 3 ½ years — will step down when her contact expires in June. It falls to Mayor Lori Lightfoot to appoint Jackson's replacement.

Citywide

CPS Chief Janice Jackson And Other Top Leaders Leaving School District

Under Chicago’s system, it will now be up to Mayor Lori Lightfoot to appoint a new schools chief to take Jackson’s place.

Citywide

Chicago Will Increase School Budgets By $225 Million As It Pushes Full-Time Fall Schedule

The district said schools will receive $85 million to address recovery from the pandemic. Principals will have leeway to use most of the money to support students’ academic needs, with some dollars earmarked for out-of-school enrichment opportunities and some going to charter schools.

Citywide

Chicago Has A Deal With Teachers. How Long Can The Peace Last?

One week after Chicago struck a fragile peace with its teachers union, fault lines have emerged over who gets to work from home, for how long, and why.

Citywide

Despite Rocky First Week, CPS Chief’s Confidence In Reopening Has ‘Only Increased’

CPS CEO Janice Jackson said people have been "across the board" happy with the district's reopening plan — but many teachers remain fiercely opposed to the district's mandate.

Downtown

‘We Are All First-Year Teachers Today:’ Chicago Educators Start Unprecedented School Year With Ambitions, Questions

How do you build excitement for a first day of school online? Educators kick off virtual school year amid coronavirus pandemic.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

CPS Free Meals For Kids To Continue Through Spring Break, But Pickup Sites Consolidated

NEW LIST: Here's where you can get meals for kids before and after April 13.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

With Family Chats, Foundation Aims To Introduce Al Raby’s Legacy To A New Generation

CPS CEO Janice Jackson, author Lee Bey and Chicago Housing Commissioner Marisa Novara are among the panelists.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Englewood’s New STEM School Welcomes Its First Panthers Tuesday — Giving Students The Neighborhood School They Deserve, CPS Says

Students at Englewood STEM will be attending the first new high school to open in the community in more than 40 years.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

‘I’m Not Satisfied’: Chicago Schools Chief Touts Academic Gains But Aims To Do Better For Black And Brown Boys

This CPS Grad And Star Wrestler Was The Voice Of Students On The Board Of Education. Next Up: College — And Maybe Mayor.

CPS graduate Aysha Ahmad, a Pakistani immigrant, "has been the face of Senn High School,'' and was chosen to represent all students on Chicago's Board of Education.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park