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.
Districts in Chicago’s south suburbs stand out for spending small portions of their COVID recovery dollars as reported to the state.
Dolton West’s superintendent wants to use technology to reimagine the school day and week.
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.
The district’s Office of Inspector General opened the investigation after a report by Chalkbeat Chicago and the Better Government Association this week raised questions about the purchase.
What followed was a $1.6 million deal for a Lightfoot donor who supplied used laptops and iPads, some of which didn’t work for remote learning.
Lo que siguió fue un acuerdo de $1.6 millones para un contribuyente de la campaña de Lightfoot que suministró computadoras portátiles y iPads usadas, algunas de las cuales no funcionaron para el aprendizaje virtual.
Illinois districts face looming tech costs, fiscal uncertainty.
Los distritos de Illinois enfrentan inminentes costos tecnológicos, inseguridad fiscal.
Despite push, some students still lack devices, and some districts aren’t providing data about who’s logging on.