Stories by Sarah Karp
Teachers were due at schools to prepare for students to return on Monday. But the union reports progress on key issues at the bargaining table.
As parents and students prepare to return to classrooms on April 19, the union is raising the alarm about rising COVID-19 cases.
So far, the school district has only confirmed that about 20% of the 6,600 staff on leave or working remotely will be back in person when attendance doubles next month.
Nearly 44% of Chicago Public Schools students say they plan to return in mid-April, including high schoolers for the first time.
Chicago cut off vaccine supply to Innovative Express Care after it says the clinic misallocated 6,000 doses.
Over a month period, 24% of students eligible to return came to their school at least one day. CPS says attendance is improving over time.
Olga Contreras started a mix of in-person and remote teaching this month, focusing on moving students forward in a year full of disruptions.
The Noble charter school network is one of many charters nationally backing away from punitive discipline policies aimed at students of color.
A University of Chicago study is offering hope that high school students struggling before and after the pandemic can start to catch up.
La comunidad latina en La Villita ha sido fuertemente impactada por el covid-19. Para la familia de Candelaria Lucero los efectos del virus han sido vastos.