Karen Watkins ran for her local school board because she wanted to be involved in her children’s education. Since her election in 2020, she’s been yelled at, threatened and followed to her car.
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Two Chicago Public Schools teachers— one in Englewood and one near the Midway Airport — say learning gaps are worse than they expected.
Chicago’s selective enrollment admissions process is changing. We’ll hear how it could impact kids.
Schools are seeing vandalized bathrooms, shoving and shouting while teachers say they lack enough support to help students.
The grants aim to help students through programs that offer social and emotional support, trauma-informed learning environments and more.
CPS hopes to make selective schools more accessible, but some worry about low-income students being hurt by poor grades during the pandemic.
At DePaul University, the answer is a tentative “Yes,” along with caution when searching for a quick fix for equitable access to higher ed.
Rebecca Blank is an economist who served as deputy commerce secretary during the Obama administration. She will be Northwestern University’s first female president.