Stories by Sarah Karp
While some families were relieved to be back, opposition continues as the first COVID-19 cases crop up in reopened schools.
CPS Is Cutting Off Pay And Teaching Access From Absent Staff. The CTU Says That’s ‘Cruel And Illegal’
Some 18% of CPS staff failed to show up for the first day of in-person learning on Monday, triggering discipline against 145 of them.
Of the 5,800 CPS staffers due back on Monday to prepare for in-person learning to begin next week, teachers were the least likely to return.
The first wave of CPS staff is due back Monday to prepare for the return of students. The teachers union is strongly opposed to reopening.
Data obtained by WBEZ show a stark socioeconomic divide. Only 32% of low-income students eligible to return to the classroom are expected back.
The first wave of CPS staff are due back on Monday. About 29% of these preschool and special education staff asked for accommodations.
With polls showing more people are willing to get the vaccine, but not as much in the Black community, Chicago’s Black leaders urge people to trust the science.
A state labor board rejected a bid by the Chicago Teachers Union to require CPS to negotiate before reopening schools starting next month.
Only 37% Of CPS Students Say They’ll Go Back To School In Person, And White Students Are Overrepresented
The district is pushing hard to start in-person learning on Jan. 11 — but a majority of parents in a survey said they’d rather keep their kids at home.
En la primaria Saucedo en La Villita, Olga Contreras lucha contra la pérdida palpable de aprendizaje— un estudiante y un día a la vez.