Un abogado de derechos civiles de Chicago ofrece consejos para los estudiantes que enfrentan disciplina escolar y sus padres.
Teens at Cook County juvenile jail face excessive force, extreme isolation, and other civil rights abuses, watchdog finds
Interviews, site visits, and records reviewed by a legal advocacy group reveal abusive behavior by staff against mostly Black teens with learning disabilities, according to a new report. Jail officials deny the claims.
Cook County juvenile jail using ‘semantics’ to hide many hours youths are isolated: report
Most youths at the jail ‘are locked in their cells for most of the day, every day,’ possibly resulting in long-term damage to their mental health, according to a committee convened last year by Chief Judge Tim Evans.
Morton students and alumni speak out against ‘gang contracts’ at school board meeting
At least one school board member in west suburban Cicero said she would encourage the superintendent to end the controversial use of ‘gang contracts’ in response to our recent investigation.
Know your rights
Know your rights: What to do if you’re a student facing school discipline
A Chicago civil rights attorney offers advice for students facing school discipline and their parents.
3 takeaways from the state’s investigation into special ed at Chicago’s juvenile jail
A state investigation sheds light on the conditions for special education students in the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Chicago Public Schools
State education officials order CPS to fix special education issues for students behind bars
The Illinois State Board of Education issued a corrective action plan for Chicago Public Schools in response to a complaint over alleged failures to serve special education students at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.