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Brandon Johnson

After years of thorny relationships with district officials and mayors, the Chicago Teachers Union will bargain a new contract this year with a district that now answers to former CTU organizer Mayor Brandon Johnson.

The board’s decision addresses a yearslong grassroots movement that has pushed the district to remove SROs from school campuses but didn’t come without pushback.

Contract negotiations between SEIU Local 73 and Chicago Public Schools have been going on since May 2023. Union leaders say talks have stalled.

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The vote represented the first round of charter renewals under the current board.

They’re responding to signals that Johnson and the school board want to shift resources to neighborhood public schools.

Three private vendors serving Illinois also secured grants to add electric buses to their fleet.

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The Board of Education extended the contract with the troubled charter school network following a court order.

The move puts in motion Mayor Brandon Johnson’s campaign promise to reinvigorate neighborhood schools.

Los niños sin hogar tienen ciertos derechos destinados a mantener la estabilidad para ellos en la escuela, incluida la capacidad de permanecer en la escuela a la que han estado asistiendo.

Homeless children have certain rights aimed at maintaining stability for them at school, including the ability to stay at the school they’ve been attending.

The admissions process has built up a reputation for being stressful on families, but many value the ability to choose a school they see as the best fit for their child.

The Class of 2023 were freshmen when the pandemic disrupted in-person learning. District data indicate 84% of those students graduated in four years, the highest rate in modern history.

The mayor’s spending plan builds on his campaign platform that was embraced by the Chicago Teachers Union.

Officials are considering opening more so-called specialty schools meant to help students with more challenging disabilities transition into the real world.

Preliminary data analyzed by Chalkbeat shows just over 322,000 students were enrolled as of the 20th day of school, when the district takes an official count. The stable number comes after a decade of dramatic annual declines.