A new $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will support more mental health services at 10 high schools on the South and West sides of the city, where students are at high risk of exposure to violence.
October 17, 2016
Of thousands of abuse and neglect cases in the child welfare system, few get much-needed adult support from the Court Appointed Special Advocates program, known as CASA.
September 28, 2016
In its first year, the Chicago Star Scholarship was most helpful to public school students who didn’t qualify for federal financial aid.
September 21, 2016
By keeping youth prisons open, the state is actually spending more on incarcerating fewer and fewer young offenders according to a new report.
Technology isn’t a silver bullet for learning, but schools can’t reap any benefit if they don’t have what’s needed to make the best use of it: fast internet, enough computers and trained teachers.
High schools that enroll black and Latino students are making progress in raising graduation rates. But the gap between black and white students, especially males, remains wide.
Black neighborhoods with a legacy of disinvestment and segregation struggle to repurpose shuttered schools.
Illinois offers in-state tuition, but that’s not enough to make college affordable for most undocumented students.