Most vulnerable CPS students suspended most often

A new report from the Consortium on Chicago Schools Research offers a sobering look at racial disparities in disciplinary actions at CPS high schools. Among the findings: 30 percent of high school students with a documented history of being abused or neglected were suspended in the 2013-2014 school year.

Words are their weapons

Each year Louder Than a Bomb puts more than 1,000 young poets from Chicago-area middle and high schools together in a furious battle of words that validates and celebrates their view of the world. Here are some of their works.

Issues visualized

In June, we exhibited some of our photojournalism fellows’ best work documenting the region’s ongoing struggle with racial and economic inequality. If you missed the event, you can still view and purchase their work online.