Top public officials vow improvements as the district marks the 10th anniversary of its decision to close 49 schools.
Jewél Jackson is a multimedia investigative reporter who focuses on K-12 and higher education for the Illinois Answers Project. She has covered higher education for El Paso Matters in El Paso, Texas and various social justice movements in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Jackson has produced numerous radio segments for local National Public Radio stations and is an alumna of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Principal Resignations Soar Across Chicago and Illinois, as Educators Cite Burnout
Leaders in education are calling for more support as more and more principals are leaving their jobs.
How much COVID relief money has your school district spent? Search our map
A Chalkbeat Chicago and Illinois Answers Project investigation revealed that despite student needs, high poverty districts have spent smaller portions of their ESSER funds in comparison to low poverty districts.
Illinois School Districts Received Billions in COVID Relief Funds but Some Are Slow To Spend
Districts in Chicago’s south suburbs stand out for spending small portions of their COVID recovery dollars as reported to the state.
Parents, Advocates Want Special Education Classroom Assistants in Required Meetings
Parents have complained about the school system’s lack of inclusion of the classroom assistants — who best know their children and their needs — in the decision-making process.