Puerto Rican students are expected to have to continue their education on the mainland, because their schools can’t be used after Hurricane Maria.
Chicago Public Schools
Chicago 8th graders & freshmen will learn a new subject starting this year: how certain police officers coerced confessions by torturing black suspects.
Chance the Rapper, an outspoken advocate for students in Chicago Public Schools, was the grand marshal at an annual parade for the school year.
School funding is held up in IL, despite approval of a state budget this month, over disagreements between the governor and lawmakers.
Lunch options for Chicago schoolkids this summer got a boost with the district’s LunchStop program, providing access to nutritious meals.
The jazz band from Chicago’s Kenwood Academy performed on stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington this evening. Words fail me.
A lawsuit by a former IL gov. and a few residents seeks to have the courts order the city of Chicago to have an elected school board.
Chicago Public Schools sent out a letter earlier this week, blaming Gov. Rauner of being like Pres. Trump, stealing from the most vulnerable children.
A civil rights group sues the Chgo. Public Schools to get info it says is vital to reducing the school-to-prison pipeline, esp. for African-Americans.
Black students may work better with black teachers, perhaps as role models. But even white students statistically prefer black and Latino teachers.