The CPS inspector general found that some of the 38 charter school operators that got federal COVID-19 loans used it to pad their reserves.
The union wants staff to be able to work remotely instead as COVID-19 cases surge. A vote is likely on Tuesday.
Low-income students may be further squeezed out of CPS’ elite schools because of weak pandemic grades
WBEZ found a steep drop off in As and Bs among seventh graders in low-income schools last year. Those marks are key to high school admission.
There’s an increase in kids with mental and behavioral health issues but a shortage of facilities that can treat them.
Students in schools with middle class students also received fewer Ds and Fs, a disparity that widened during the pandemic, WBEZ found.
Experts say there are no residential facilities available for students requiring intensive mental health or behavioral support as needs surge.
CPS knew for years about sexual misconduct claims against staff at a city high school, but promoted principal anyway, records show
CPS said it only learned the full extent of the probe this fall but it was first informed in 2019 by the inspector general and kept updated.
In about a third of schools, when a substitute teacher was requested this fall, no one showed up more than half of the time.
“My section was filled with mice, roaches,” one custodian said. “No students should have to go through that.”
Other cities are offering shots at all schools. City officials say shots are plentiful across the city, especially at doctor’s offices.