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The former middle school teacher joined a social justice movement propelled by the Chicago Teachers Union. Now he faces Paul Vallas, one of the union’s biggest political foes, in the runoff election for City Hall.
The number of children under 18 who killed someone with a firearm jumped from836 in 2019 to 1,150 in 2020.
Who better to demystify this often-feared subject than someone who knows what math anxiety feels like?
Since 1990, Illinois has required its schools to teach Black history. But the law is vague, and the state board of education does not have a required list of books and curriculum for teachers to use. A few Illinois teachers talked to Chalkbeat about Black history lesson plans they’ve created.
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