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Though finals are over for most college students, many still have something looming over their heads: financial aid. Why the process is taking longer for thousands of college students seeking federal aid.

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Austan D. Goolsbee appears on “Chicago Tonight” in April 2013.

University of Chicago economics professor Austan D. Goolsbee, a former Cabinet member to former President Barack Obama, will serve as the newest member of the Chicago Board of Education.

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Terrence Roberts, one of the surviving members of the Little Rock Nine, appears on “Chicago Tonight.”

We speak with Terrence Roberts, a surviving member of the Little Rock Nine, about teaching students to promote equality in their communities.

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(Don Harder / Flickr)

There’s been a renewed focus on student sexual abuse after hundreds of cases within Chicago Public Schools came to light. But a new report finds that schools across the state aren’t doing enough to support abuse survivors.

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Educators with Acero charter schools strike outside Veterans Memorial Charter School Campus on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (Tyler LaRiviere / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

About 500 Chicago charter school teachers and 8,000 students were back in the classroom after a historic, nearly weeklong strike came to an end Sunday.

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Stacy Davis Gates, vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union, speaks during a news conference at the CTU headquarters in Chicago on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (Colin Boyle / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

The Chicago Teachers Union said more than 500 teachers will return to classes Monday at Acero’s 15 schools with 7,500 predominantly Latino students. 

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Charter school teachers including Vanessa Cerf-Nikolakakis, center, of Torres Elementary School, and other supporters walk the picket line outside the Acero's Zizumbo Elementary Charter School, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune via AP)

Classes were canceled for Acero’s 7,500 predominantly Latino students, and Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey said the strike would last “until they come back with an offer that respects our students and the people who educate them.”

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Kwame Nkrumah Charter School and Urban Prep West Charter School have both failed to “provide a high quality education” for their students, the district says.

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A Chicago Public Schools agency has received almost 500 allegations of student-on-student sexual violence since early September.

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Democratic candidate for governor J.B. Pritzker fields questions from high school students during a special episode of “Chicago Tonight” on Oct. 8, 2018.

Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker wants Illinois to become a national model for education. “There’s no future for the state if we let education drop off the priority list,” he said Tuesday. But he is unable to say where the money will come from to fulfill that pledge.

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CPS CEO Janice Jackson speaks during a press conference on Monday, June 18, 2018. (Chicago Tonight)

Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson on Tuesday brushed aside critics who said students in 20 CPS schools were “robbed … of warmth and educational stability” due to a lack of heat Monday.

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An Instagram video that captured the incident Tuesday morning shows students yelling and running through smoke-filled hallways after the fireworks were set off. A 16-year-old now faces a felony charge.

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City Colleges student Shabaka Verna

Food pantries are popping up in a surprising, new location: colleges and universities. How City Colleges of Chicago and the Greater Chicago Food Depository are providing for local students.

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Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRF / Facebook)

A 14-year-old suburban student is facing a criminal charge after allegedly sending classmates an image of a Swastika over their phones during a school assembly last week.

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Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRF / Facebook)

A suburban high school is once again investigating an incident involving an anti-Semitic message sent to students only days after racist messages were found written throughout its campus.

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William B. Ogden Elementary School

Chicago Public Schools on Thursday afternoon announced Ogden Principal Michael Beyer has been “reassigned from his principal duties” months after his school completed a merger with Jenner Elementary.

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