Crystal Paul

Theater program run by TimeLine Theatre aims to connect Chicago Public Schools’ students to history and current events.

Comfort Agboola, a middle school teacher at Poe Classical Elementary School, is the only Illinois teacher and first CPS teacher since 2010 to be given the Milken Educator Award.

Of Chicago’s 42 "exemplary" schools, five are majority-Black. Chalkbeat visited two to find out what sets them apart.