Must Reads

Critics: CPS Special Ed Policy Is ‘Delay And Deny’

January 23, 2017
Parents, teachers and disability rights advocates say new oversight protocols keep kids from getting services they need, while BGA analysis raises questions about Chicago Public Schools' claims that minority students are over-identified for special ed.

Illinois Schools Pushed To Test Water For High Lead Levels

September 20, 2016
Environmental groups propose law requiring elementary schools to test drinking fountains, other sources. Legislator cites lessons from Flint, CPS.

Women Make Up A Small Minority Of Illinois' School Leadership

September 3, 2016
Even though a majority of public school educators are women, few graduate to the top positions, a BGA analysis finds.  
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