Students at Chicago Public Schools walk along a hallway in this file photo. (WTTW News)

The College Board this week released its updated curriculum for an Advanced Placement African American studies course after receiving criticism from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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There’s more to Chicago’s architectural legacy than its gleaming downtown skyline. All throughout the city, there are buildings that inspire — you just have to know where to look.

Actors in “Toni Stone” at the Goodman Theatre. (WTTW News)

The Goodman Theatre's “Toni Stone” tells the story of the first woman to play professional baseball in the Negro Leagues.

Students at Chicago Public Schools walk along a hallway in this file photo. (WTTW News)

“Dr. Tony Sanders is an extraordinary choice for State Superintendent of Education,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said in a statement.

State Superintendent of Education Carmen Ayala (WTTW News)

Carmen Ayala is retiring after a career in education spanning nearly 40 years. She's both the first woman and person of color to hold the position as the state's top education official.

An illustration of an email sent to an unspecified number of CPS teachers from the Lightfoot campaign. (WTTW News)
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At least 168 teachers received the email from Megan Crane, whose LinkedIn page identifies her as the deputy campaign manager for Lightfoot, starting at 8:33 a.m. on Jan. 11 and continuing for several hours, according to records obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Students at Chicago Public Schools walk along a hallway in this file photo. (WTTW News)

Deputy Inspector General Amber Nesbitt said her office has seen a rise in the number of district schools, charter schools and vendors that have launched investigations into sexual misconduct allegations without contacting the inspector general or CPS.

An illustration of an email sent to an unspecified number of CPS teachers from the Lightfoot campaign. (WTTW News)
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The Chicago Board of Ethics voted unanimously to ask both the Chicago inspector general and the Chicago Public Schools inspector general to probe emails sent by Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s campaign to CPS teachers and City Colleges instructors.

UIC United Faculty members picket during their ongoing strike on Jan. 17, 2023. (WTTW News)

Classes and labs will resume Monday as employees represented by the UIC United Faculty return to work after a four-year deal was struck during a nine-hour bargaining session Sunday.

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The YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is now accepting applications for a free 11-week program that pays its trainees a stipend to learn the basics of construction and utilities trades.

UIC United Faculty members picket during their ongoing strike on Jan. 17, 2023. (WTTW News)

University officials said the sides had agreed to resume bargaining Friday and could continue talks into the weekend to secure a new contract agreement.

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Some school districts have banned the chatbot, which can answer questions, generate essays and even write scientific papers from a short prompt.

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CPS on Wednesday published its proposed calendar for the 2023-24 school year, which would see classes resume Aug. 21, 2023, and run until June 6, 2024. Parents and families now have a week to tell the district what they think before the Board of Education approves the new calendar next month.

Faculty members at University of Illinois-Chicago walk the picket line on Jan. 17, 2023. (WTTW News)

University of Illinois-Chicago faculty striked Tuesday after union and administration officials were unable to come to a contract agreement during a “contentious” 12-hour bargaining session Monday.

Students in a hallway. (WTTW News)

Chicago Public Schools has been working to combat declining enrollment and funding challenges — but a significant number of low-income families of color are leaving the district. Between 2019 and 2022, CPS lost nearly 37,000 students.

Students at Chicago Public Schools walk along a hallway in this file photo. (WTTW News)

The Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship program offers tuition assistance for families who meet income thresholds. There are no merit components to eligibility.