Federal pandemic relief funding has papered over long-standing issues, but that money is set to run out in two years.
Chicago’s mayoral candidates have radically different approaches to fixing public schools. Here’s why.
Paul Vallas is a technocrat devoted to school choice. Brandon Johnson is a teachers union organizer. Their backgrounds explain their clashing views.
Un programa de Illinois para salvar las vidas de menores con tendencias suicidas es, para muchos, un camino a ninguna parte
Una investigación de WBEZ encontró que la solución del estado se está debilitando ante la creciente demanda de servicios de salud mental, especialmente entre menores de familias de bajos ingresos.
Only about 30 hospitals statewide have beds for kids who need inpatient mental health care. “No matter what the investment is, we need to make it,” says one doctor.
A WBEZ investigation found a lifeline for children in extreme emotional distress has become a bridge to nowhere. Help us dig deeper into youth mental health issues.
A WBEZ investigation finds that the state’s solution is buckling under the demand among low-income children for urgent mental health services.
Treatment options for the low-income children served by SASS are limited by insurance hoops, systemic blockers and the sheer scarcity of therapists.
SASS is state program that is supposed to connect low-income children experiencing a mental health crisis with treatment. One mother explains why mental health services are so hard to get. Host: Lisa Labuz; Reporters: Kristen Schorsch and Sarah Karp
A new WBEZ investigation finds Illinois’ safety net for suicidal kids is riddled with holes. Host: Clare Lane; Reporter: Sarah Karp
Lightfoot’s campaign sent 9,900 emails seeking support from CPS and City Colleges staff, documents show
Lightfoot’s campaign says again that they halted the recruitment effort to CPS and City Colleges students.