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New data shows enrollment at Chicago Public Schools dropped by just over 10,000 students since last year. The district is now in danger of losing its title as the third-largest school district in the country.

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Northwestern University faculty meet with students at Stateville Correctional Center. (Courtesy Northwestern University)

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.

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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. 

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A local education nonprofit unveils an ambitious plan to get first-generation and low-income college students to graduation day.

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Northeastern Illinois University has a new president, its first African-American woman. Gloria Gibson shares her plans for the Northwest Side campus.

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A new federal grant aims to help educators use the Chicago River as a “living classroom” to teach students about water quality issues. 

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As the makeup of the Supreme Court shifts, a timely new book examines how the court has influenced America’s public schools.

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Chicago Public Schools teacher Asia-Ana Williams (Chicago Tonight)

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.

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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.

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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.

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Karen Lewis appears on “Chicago Tonight” in March 2016.

As Chicago Public Schools teachers return to the classroom this week, many will have a new leader at the top of their union.

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District leaders are updating policies on how students and staff can digitally communicate as it works to root out sexual misconduct inside its schools.

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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.

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A former federal prosecutor found CPS leaders failed to recognize the extent of the sex abuse issues that existed for years inside district schools.

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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.

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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.