Miguel del Valle, a former Illinois state senator, will serve as the president of the Chicago Board of Education. Mayor Lightfoot announced his appointment and six others Monday morning.
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There’s a grassroots push for an elected school board in Chicago, but how would a move away from an appointed board impact students? We discuss the pros and cons with Jesse Sharkey and Rufus Williams.
As calls grow for an elected school board, we examine whether more democracy can help bring about better schools.
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.
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.
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.
National Teachers Academy parents want a Cook County judge to step in and halt Chicago Public Schools’ plan to transform their elementary school into a high school.
Parents from a South Side high school are calling on CPS leaders to bring back their ousted principal, a month after an investigation revealed he had failed to safeguard students from abuse.
One in four CPS schools failed a recent round of blitz inspections designed to examine things like overall cleanliness and pest control. See if your school passed or failed its inspection.
District officials wants employees to "over-report" anything they believe could be sexual abuse inside schools. But educators worry about the practicality of that proposal.
Claiming the Board of Education knew a Hubbard High School security guard posed a “significant threat” to students but did nothing to remove him, two former students are now suing the board.
Parents and advocates want to see Chicago Public Schools take more action to resolve its special education issues beyond the addition of a state monitor who will oversee district reforms.
Chicago Public Schools officials say they’re focused on getting their school buildings cleaned after a recent round of inspections revealed “troubling and concerning” issues.