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Oggie, a first grader, discovers the virtual background function on his computer.

Susie An

Joy In Remote Learning?

It’s time now for a little break from the news.

This fall, parents have been getting a rare peek into how their kids behave ... or don’t behave in class.

Families have endured challenging moments with remote learning, but they’ve also enjoyed times of unexpected fun.

Press play above to listen as WBEZ’s Susie An shares some of their stories.

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School officials say separating students from their phones can help curb classroom distractions and cyberbullying.
The tension around taking on debt and the pension payment was the crux of a month-long delay of the school system’s budget proposal, which came out Wednesday.
CPS officials say cuts to staffing and other areas, among other initiatives, are needed to balance the budget this month. It’s unclear what path Johnson might take to fill the hole.
Northeastern Illinois University allows working adults to showcase their skills and earn a degree but financial limitations blunt the impact.
If this budget passes the Board of Education on July 25, another deficit is expected later this year once the school district reaches a contract deal with the Chicago Teachers Union.