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Chicago public schools to hire 250 new SPED case workers/school-based social workers

July 16, 2018, WGN Chicago: CPS to hire more than 250 special education and social workers https://wgntv.com/2018/07/16/cps-to-hire-more-than-250-special-education-and-social-workers/ Chicago Public School will hire more than 250 special education case workers and school-based social workers. Workers will be deployed at schools in neighborhoods with special needs, which is areas with a lot of low-income students, a high percentage of non-English speakers and many students in temporary living situations. CPS said the additional workers will free up educators to focus more of their time on teaching.