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New Illinois Law Allows Kids to Take Mental Health Absences in School

The new law enables students to take five mental health days as excused absences throughout the school year.

How to Help Your Kid Adjust to a New School

These tips can help with the transition.

Illinois School Mask Mandate Ruling: What Parents Need to Know

We break down on what the ruling means for Chicagoland students.

The Kids Are Not All Right: Learning Losses from COVID-19

With teacher and supple shortages, fluctuating COVID numbers and learning losses, how are Illinois' kids really faring?

Creating Racial Justice in Early Mathematics

What is racial justice in early mathematics and why does it matter? Read on for insight.

Des Plaines School Uses Animatronic Therapy Dog to Empower Students

Bouncy has helped kids during stressful situations.

Local Students Learn to Grow Fresh Food in Classrooms

Some local schools are receiving free gardens for the classroom.

Former CPS Teacher Opens Chicago’s First Mobile School

The RV features STEAM activities for early elementary-aged students.

Best School Districts in Illinois in 2021, According to Niche

Did your community make the cut?

Back-to-School Guide for Chicagoland Families

Get ready for a new school year!
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