A first-of-its-kind program in Illinois allows inmates to earn college credits and liberal arts degrees inside the maximum-security prison some 40 miles from Chicago.
Nearly 40 percent of recent college graduates don’t think they’ll pay off their student loan debt within 10 years, according to a new study.
A local education nonprofit unveils an ambitious plan to get first-generation and low-income college students to graduation day.
Northeastern Illinois University has a new president, its first African-American woman. Gloria Gibson shares her plans for the Northwest Side campus.
A new federal grant aims to help educators use the Chicago River as a “living classroom” to teach students about water quality issues.
As the makeup of the Supreme Court shifts, a timely new book examines how the court has influenced America’s public schools.
As a new school year gets underway at Chicago Public Schools, we visit a first-year teacher who has her own share of first-day jitters – and excitement for what lies ahead.
More Chicago Public Schools students are earning diplomas than ever before, reaching a record-high graduation rate of 78.2 percent, according to new figures from the district.
As he takes the helm of the Chicago Teachers Union, Jesse Sharkey discusses school cleanliness and the potential impact of Janus v. AFSCME on union membership.
As Chicago Public Schools teachers return to the classroom this week, many will have a new leader at the top of their union.
District leaders are updating policies on how students and staff can digitally communicate as it works to root out sexual misconduct inside its schools.
The names of prospective district volunteers must now be run through sex offender registries and the statewide list of violent offenders before they can be hired.
A former federal prosecutor found CPS leaders failed to recognize the extent of the sex abuse issues that existed for years inside district schools.
The high school class of 2022 will be starting ninth grade in just a few weeks. And for the first time, students at Chicago Public Schools were able to pick their high schools using a new common application called GoCPS.
Only 24 percent of Illinois kindergartners are ready for school, according to a new state survey. But that number drops even lower for minority, low-income and diverse learner students.
Twenty public schools in Chicago will be part of a new pilot program aimed at connecting school communities with local after-school, health and family engagement services.