“This is just uncharted territory for everybody, and there are so many questions about CPS’ plan,” one parent said.
A group of teens spent the summer learning to tell radio stories, including their take on police brutality and transferring schools.
The 70,000 students in Catholic schools will be the largest experiment with in-person learning in the area.
“I am not a menace, nor a rebel, but a dedicated freedom fighter,” said one teen who was recently injured leading a protest.
Chicago Public Schools officials are proposing a back-to-school plan for the fall that includes both in-person and remote learning.
The Noble Network of Charter Schools, which serves 12,000 students, says it will make a final decision on its reopening plans in August.
The school district asked its inspector general to investigate the legitimacy of charter school applications for federal PPP loans.
With no relief from COVID-19 concerns, local schools are considering a mix of in-person and remote learning — or even returning to school full-time.
Providers say schools that may close are more than just preschool programs. They are places where families are supported.
As part of WBEZ’s #ChiGradWeek, three students share what their speech coach, “work mom” and music teacher mean to them.