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As the custodial management contract with Aramark inside Chicago Public Schools (CPS) comes to an end, there’s a palpable mix of anticipation and reservation.The decision to bring management back unde
While both the United States and Italy face significant challenges, sharing strategies and learning from each other’s experiences can help improve the mental health support systems in both countries.

The White House released its Improving Student Achievement Agenda for 2024, which is focused on proven strategies that will accelerate academic performance for every child in school. There is nothing more important to our future than ensuring children are equipped to compete in the 21st century.

The quality and effectiveness of fire sprinkler systems in schools can vary widely based on such factors as the age of the school building, local building codes and renovations or updates made over time.
Beyond racial justice, Dr. King's vision encompassed a broader commitment to eliminating all forms of discrimination.
We have an important development regarding the removal of School Resource Officers (SROs) from our schools: CPAA leadership was interviewed by the press to provide context and represent our concerns.
In a letter addressed to the Chicago Board of Education (CBOE), CPAA expressed our desire to engage in a series of conversations with the board members central to the decision to remove SROs from our schools.
America's children deserve more than empty expressions of sympathy; they deserve an environment free from fear, where learning and growth can flourish.
Dozens of schools across the nation, led by AFSA members, have been awarded Blue Ribbon designation by the U.S. Department of Education.