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Nader Issa covers education for the Chicago Sun-Times.

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289 Articles
4 months ago
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CTU delegates approve CPS safety agreement, send vote to full union

The uneventful and under-the-radar settlement of this year’s deal comes as a sigh of relief for educators and families.

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4 months ago
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CPS sex misconduct allegations return to pre-pandemic levels

A rise in misconduct reports was expected as students and staff returned to classrooms full-time after COVID-19 disru...

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4 months ago
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Some CPS special ed students endure 2-hour bus rides as transportation problems continue to start...

CPS officials say the situation, which they chalked up to a driver shortage during the pandemic, is far better than l...

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4 months ago
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Stacy Davis Gates won’t run for mayor, but CTU ally Brandon Johnson hints at imminent announcement

Johnson, a Cook County commissioner, hit Mayor Lori Lightfoot on a number of issues on which he feels she has “failed...

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4 months ago
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As schools reopen Monday, CPS struggles to fill new jobs aimed at helping students recover from p...

The latest district data shows most of the more than 500 new interventionist positions created to help kids strugglin...

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4 months ago
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CPS still wants mandatory COVID-19 shots for kids but can’t require them unless state OKs that

Illinois requires K-12 students to provide proof of vaccination against a dozen diseases but not the coronavirus.

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4 months ago
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After Highland Park and Uvalde, CPS prepares for emergencies — and supporting kids through trauma

CPS says it’s ready for the worst. But the district also wants to take a “holistic” approach to safety that addresses...

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4 months ago
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COVID-19 safety pact between Chicago Public Schools and teachers’ union near as CTU plans vote on...

The district and teachers’ union have negotiated all summer in hopes of avoiding the contentious battles of the past ...

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4 months ago
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City must help CPS support students through gun violence, mental health crises, schools chief says

CPS CEO Pedro Martinez previewed the school year for a lunch crowd at the City Club of Chicago in his first appearanc...

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4 months ago
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Whitney Young H.S. selects new principal, only its 4th in 47 years, to replace retiring Joyce Kenner

Assistant Principal Rickey Harris takes over the prestigious Near West Side school. Harris has served two stints at W...

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4 months ago
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CPS takes another budget hit, loses $30M in expected state funding

The state’s largest school district by far was surprisingly categorized Friday in the second tier of financial need —...

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4 months ago
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Laid-off CPS librarian finds new home — and mandate — at King College Prep

“I was super, super excited and so thankful that this principal has a vision and knows his students deserve this and ...

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