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Online school put US kids behind. Some adults have regrets.

Preliminary test scores around the country confirm: The longer many students studied remotely, the less they learned. Some educators and parents are questioning decisions from Boston to Chicago to Los Angeles to remain online long after clear evidence emerged that schools weren’t super-spreaders.

Online school put US kids behind. Some adults have regrets.
News

Judge OKs $9.25M settlement between Chicago schools, union

The federal lawsuits stemmed from several rounds of layoffs at 18 schools under the “turnaround” policy. The affected employees worked at schools on Chicago’s South or West sides and many were in black communities.

Judge OKs $9.25M settlement between Chicago schools, union
Education

Northwestern selects Oregon's Schill to be next president

University of Oregon President Michael Schill will assume that office at Northwestern University this fall, the Evanston school's board of trustees announced Thursday.

Northwestern selects Oregon's Schill to be next president
Education

Northwestern's president-elect steps down to battle cancer

Rebecca Blank, who was named last fall the first female president of Northwestern University, announced Monday she is stepping down after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.

Northwestern's president-elect steps down to battle cancer
Technology

Breach exposed data of half-million Chicago students, staff

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security both investigated the breach and the vendor is “monitoring and will continue to monitor the internet in case the data is posted or distributed," CPS said.

Breach exposed data of half-million Chicago students, staff
Education

CPS to drop mask requirement in classrooms

The district said the change applies inside school buildings, on school property, and on school buses, though students and employees will still be encouraged to wear masks.

CPS to drop mask requirement in classrooms
Education

Grant covers cost of bilingual license for Illinois teachers

A $4 million federal grant program is available to pay for Illinois teachers to earn a state license to teach the English language.

Grant covers cost of bilingual license for Illinois teachers
Chicago News

Chicago schools reach $1M settlement in sexual assault case

The lawsuit was filed anonymously by the family in 2016. The case was into the second week of a trial when the district negotiated a settlement.

Chicago schools reach $1M settlement in sexual assault case
Illinois News

Court dismisses Gov. Pritzker’s mask rules in schools

“The existence of an actual controversy is a prerequisite for appellate jurisdiction, and a reviewing court will generally not decide matters that are abstract, hypothetical, or moot,” the appeals court ruled.

Court dismisses Gov. Pritzker’s mask rules in schools
Education

Mask Status of Chicagoland's Schools

We're trying to track the mask status for all of Chicagoland's School Districts. Please help us update with the latest from your district and let us know if you see a mistake.

Mask Status of Chicagoland's Schools