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Illinois school recess mandate requires 30 minutes of play

Details: 7 hours ago · The return of full-time in-person learning after a year of trauma for school-aged kids has brought mental health support to the forefront of education discussions.

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More than 5,600 CPS students ordered to quarantine in

Details: 2 days ago · Education; News; Coronavirus; More than 5,600 CPS students ordered to quarantine in first 2 weeks of school year. Those quarantines represent about 2% of the 290,000 students at non-charter

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If you aspire to become a global citizen, Chicago is a

Details: 12 hours ago · According to the National Education Association, there are myriad ways to make young people global citizens such as through literature, virtual field trips, music and culture. Chicago, too, is a

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Educational decline among males puts institution of

Details: 11 hours ago · Brian Jackson/Sun-Times. ”Men are abandoning higher education in such numbers that they now trail female college students by record levels.”. So declares the opening sentence of a …

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CPS COVID-19 testing program ripped as ‘an abject failure

Details: 2 days ago · Next Up In Education San Antonio schools Supt. Pedro Martinez to be named new Chicago Public Schools CEO: report More than 5,600 CPS students ordered to …

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Nearly 3,000 CPS students exposed to COVID-19 in 8 days

Details: Next Up In Education CPS students facing housing insecurity eligible for one-time $500 checks CPS says local school councils can continue meeting …

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Chinese students’ U.S. visas blocked under Trump-era

Details: 2 days ago · Next Up In Education San Antonio schools Supt. Pedro Martinez to be named new Chicago Public Schools CEO: report More than 5,600 CPS students ordered to …

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CPS students facing housing insecurity eligible for one

Details: The families of Chicago Public Schools students who are experiencing housing insecurity are now eligible for a one-time $500 check to help with educational and living expenses, the mayor’s

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Pritzker signs sex education bill that sparked heated

Details: One bill adds personal health and safety education standards to curriculums for students in grades K-5 and makes health education more inclusive for those in …

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CPS mandates return to in-person school council meetings

Details: Education; News; Chicago; CPS mandates return to in-person school council meetings, irking some representatives. If there was a pandemic silver lining at CPS, it was the increased engagement that

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Can video games improve kids’ money skills

Details: 1 day ago · Susan Beacham, CEO and founder of Money Savvy Generation, a financial education company, says video games often emphasize superficial purchases, like virtual decorations or …

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Who is Pedro Martinez, CPS’ new CEO

Details: 20 hours ago · His strongest academic education credentials consist of a fellowship in the Public Education Leadership Project at Harvard University. And …

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CPS’ Acero Zizumbo charter school shuts down for 2 weeks

Details: 2 days ago · Next Up In Education San Antonio schools Supt. Pedro Martinez to be named new Chicago Public Schools CEO: report More than 5,600 CPS students ordered to …

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CPS CEO search: Lightfoot to pick San Antonio schools

Details: 2 days ago · His K-12 education positions have exclusively been in district management for the past 18 years. Martinez worked at CPS from 2003 to 2009 under …

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CPS special education needs ‘major changes, major

Details: The district’s efforts to monitor and address concerns with special education are "not enough," Miguel del Valle told CPS leaders at the monthly Board of Education meeting Wednesday.

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Bus problems, COVID-19, a new school building: CPS starts

Details: Interim chief education officer Maurice Swinney said he, as a former principal, could only imagine how excited educators and students would be for their new building, since “Hancock has truly

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CPS won’t administer COVID-19 tests at all schools until

Details: Parents, students and educators who expected widespread testing at the start of the school year have been left frustrated by the delay and anxious about …

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Thousands more former ITT Tech students to get loan relief

Details: The U.S. Department of Education’s announcement comes two months after it said it planned to offer debt forgiveness for 18,000 students of the …

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CPS board member says it’s ‘offensive’ that CPD won’t

Details: A Sun-Times analysis last year showed Black students and children in special education are disproportionately policed compared to their peers. Since last year, CPS has left the decision to

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Chicago and Illinois lose when CPS fails to serve special

Details: In 2018, the Illinois State Board of Education appointed an independent monitor to ensure that CPS was not denying or delaying special education services …

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CPS talking to Lyft, Uber after bus drivers quit over

Details: Education; News; Chicago; CPS talking to Lyft, Uber after bus drivers quit over vaccine mandate. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said “this is an all-hands-on …

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CPS Chicago Public School special education plagued with

Details: Sarah Karp covers education for WBEZ. Nader Issa is the education reporter for the Sun-Times. Next Up In The Watchdogs ‘Wouldn’t have done anything different,’ says one of a legion of

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs Education and Workforce Equity

Details: Education is the most basic and powerful manifestation of freedom we will ever know.” Next Up In Education San Antonio schools Supt. Pedro Martinez to …

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Cook County announces Project Rainbow to address pandemic

Details: Cook County has created an education program aimed at helping fill a three-month learning gap brought on by the pandemic. Project Rainbow is an early education

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CPS students head back to school

Details: “I’m just eager for them to get in, get their education,” said on parent “I feel like they learn a lot better in person.” By Stefano Esposito and Nader Issa Updated Aug 30, 2021, 5:07pm CDT

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Apparently, playing basketball is all LaMelo Ball needs

Details: In an interview with GQ, the NBA Rookie of the Year shows his ignorance by dissing the importance of an education. LaMelo Ball plays for the Hornets and was the third pick in …

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Masks in schools: Vaccinated teachers and students don’t

Details: Chicago’s Board of Education recently approved a measure that would allow CPS officials to require eligible students get a COVID-19 shot like other mandatory vaccinations, but the district has

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CPS special education: Districts offers cash payments for

Details: Special education advocates did not buy the excuse that the pandemic was the reason the remedies were delayed. They said the special education department was …

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Chicago Public Schools set to rehire Aramark to clean CPS

Details: Chicago-based JLL prevailed, with Board of Education members authorizing a deal in June to spend up to $125.5 million per year for three years. CPS won’t say whether its …

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Low-income teens can learn about dream jobs in new program

Details: This program is important for keeping up students’ education through the summer, when kids often experience learning loss, Mister said. Most of …

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CPS defends keeping Aramark to clean schools despite

Details: Counterclockwise: Chicago Public Schools General Counsel Joseph Moriarty, Interim Chief Operating Officer Lindy McGuire, Interim Chief Education Officer Maurice Swinney and …

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San Antonio schools superintendent, finalist for CPS CEO

Details: “Because Chicago is my hometown — it’s where I went to school and it’s where I started my career in K-12 education — I felt it was an opportunity that should be explored.

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Pritzker signs bill creating elected Chicago school board

Details: The legislation, which the governor signed into law without the fanfare that has accompanied other bill signings, would create a 21-seat board in …

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CPS says accusations it is stalling services for special

Details: CPS’ special education department has also faced sizable staff turnover over the past few years as about 60 employees have moved on from the district or switched roles. Some have leveled

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As search for new Chicago Public Schools CEO progresses, 2

Details: The new superintendent will take over at a crucial time for the district as it looks to manage a devastating pandemic that has affected the education and mental health of …

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Too early to tell whether CPS can safely reopen this fall

Details: Former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday it’s “too early to tell” whether the Chicago Public Schools can safely reopen this fall to in-classroom learning.

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CTU negotiations with CPS over COVID-19 precautions drag

Details: CTU President Jesse Sharkey assured families that teachers would go to schools next week for the planned return to full-time in-person learning even …

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Former Bruins and Blackhawks center Fred Stanfield dies at

Details: Dan Goshtigian/The Boston Globe via AP. Former Boston Bruins center Fred Stanfield, the mild-mannered sidekick to Bobby Orr on the high-scoring teams of the early 1970s, has died. He was 77

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Book publisher Pearson sued for exposing 1 million student

Details: Education technology platforms are popular targets for cyberattacks given the young age and vulnerability of the victims and the sensitive nature of the data stored therein,” the lawsuit states.

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Amy Coney Barrett: Her age, education, track record and

Details: Age: 46. Education: Barrett received her undergraduate degree from Rhodes College in Memphis and studied law at the University of Notre Dame where she is …

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Nabisco strike: Contract talks scheduled next week

Details: Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times file. Union and company negotiators have scheduled bargaining sessions next week in the Nabisco strike, a sign of progress in a bitter work stoppage that began last month

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Illinois basketball head coach Brad Underwood to get six

Details: 1 hour ago · Illinois men’s basketball head coach Brad Underwood will receive a six-year contract extension through the 2026-27 season. The deal is pending approval at a …

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Park District should rethink its rules on life ring

Details: 6 hours ago · Park District should rethink its rules on life ring placement. If the park district is truly in the life-safety business, then the agency should want people to be safe at all points through the

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2 wounded in unrelated shootings a block apart in South

Details: 1 hour ago · Two people were wounded in unrelated shootings a block apart Thursday in the South Loop on the Near West Side. A 25-year-old man was fighting with a …

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Paintball attacks reported in West Town, Wicker Park

Details: 1 day ago · A string of paintball attacks have been recently reported in the West Town and Wicker Park neighborhoods. About 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, someone in a dark …

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1 killed, 7 wounded in shootings in Chicago Tuesday

Details: 1 day ago · One person was killed and seven other people were wounded by gun violence in Chicago Tuesday. The fatal attack happened in Fernwood on the Far …

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South Shore locks down Corliss to remain unbeaten

Details: 6 hours ago · South Shore’s Kristian Nelson (5) runs the ball for a touchdown against Corliss. South Shore quarterback Chris McDonald is an ear opener as soon as …

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