Stories by Sarah Karp
Two WBEZ education reporters share how a family and a teacher are coping with remote learning.
The settlement comes as CPS is contending with lawsuits from other principals who charge they were wrongly dismissed.
Preschoolers and special education students would start Jan. 11, and elementary school kids would head back to class part-time starting Feb. 1.
The $4.5 million settlement comes more than six years after agents raided the suburban offices of Concept Schools Inc.
Chicago Public Schools says more than 90% of schools meet air quality and ventilation standards. The teachers union opposes reopening.
Chicago cops waited for hours in police staging areas around the city, but feared civil unrest tied to the election did not materialize.
As businesses boarded up windows preparing for potential unrest, downtown residents walked dogs, finished up shopping and picked up carry-out.
Like many school districts around the country, CPS sees a huge dropoff, losing nearly 15,000 students in a year defined by the pandemic.
All other students would remain remote. CPS also hopes to add more students as early as January. The teachers union calls the plan unsafe.
CPS Is Expanding A Gold Standard Bilingual Program. But Is It Putting The Funding — And Schools — In The Right Place?
The number of dual language schools has tripled, prompting concerns about whether support for nonnative speakers is being stretched too thin.