Education Debate Over Reopenings Has Become a Campaign Issue in School Board Races
Frustration over pandemic-related school closings and remote learning has left an imprint on school board contests throughout the suburbs.
Ed-Tech Policy Millions of Students Got Free Home Internet for Remote Learning. How Long Will It Last?
Time and money are running out on temporary agreements between districts and ISPs. Broadband advocates want a federal solution.
Teaching Profession In Chicago and Other Big Cities, Teachers' Unions Are Delaying School Reopenings
The Chicago Teachers Union struck a tentative deal with the city to slow the reopening of schools. Other unions have had similar success.
Teaching Profession Obituary Karen Lewis, Firebrand Former Chicago Teachers Union President, Dead at 67
Karen Lewis, the firebrand former Chicago Teachers Union president who led a seven-day strike in 2012, has died, the CTU confirmed Monday.
Privacy & Security COVID-19 and Cybersecurity: 'Catastrophic Attack on Our Technology Systems'
Two large school districts have been rattled in the last week by incidents related to internet security and privacy.
Law & Courts Court Upholds $400,000 Jury Award to Superintendent Ousted Amid Discord
An Illinois school superintendent's contract was not renewed amid turmoil with her school board that started with her push for an audit of district finances.
School Climate & Safety More School Districts Sever Ties With Police. Will Others Follow?
Campaigns to get rid of police in schools catch a wave of momentum in some communities, but activists still face deep resistance from educators nationally.
School Climate & Safety Do Cops Belong in Schools? Minneapolis Tragedy Prompts a Hard Look at School Police
In the aftermath of last month’s killing of an unarmed Minneapolis man in police custody, school systems are re-examining their own contracts with local police agencies.
Federal Illinois Directs Districts to Set Aside Federal COVID Aid for All Private School Students
The state's decision indicates that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' push on COVID-19 and private school students is having an affect.
Student Well-Being New Breed of After-School Programs Embrace English-Learners
A handful of districts and other groups are reshaping the after-school space to provide a wide range of social and linguistic supports for newcomer students.