Chicago’s K-8 Classes Are Back To In-Person. But What’s Next For High Schoolers?

Chicago Public Schools officials want 9-12 grade students back in the classroom next month, but about two-thirds of high schoolers will stay remote.

Students returned to in-person learning on a hybrid model this week at St. Anthony Catholic High School in Long Beach, Calif. The country is on track to have a majority of schools open in the next two months, but not all children are going back.
Students returned to in-person learning on a hybrid model this week at St. Anthony Catholic High School in Long Beach, Calif. The country is on track to have a majority of schools open in the next two months, but not all children are going back.
Students returned to in-person learning on a hybrid model this week at St. Anthony Catholic High School in Long Beach, Calif. The country is on track to have a majority of schools open in the next two months, but not all children are going back.
Students returned to in-person learning on a hybrid model this week at St. Anthony Catholic High School in Long Beach, Calif. The country is on track to have a majority of schools open in the next two months, but not all children are going back.

Chicago’s K-8 Classes Are Back To In-Person. But What’s Next For High Schoolers?

Chicago Public Schools officials want 9-12 grade students back in the classroom next month, but about two-thirds of high schoolers will stay remote.

The survey results are in, and only a third of all high school students at Chicago Public Schools are choosing to go back to the classroom next month. The hows and whys are still up in the air — as is a contract between the district and the teachers union — but WBEZ education reporter Sarah Karp stops by Reset to explain what’s next for Chicago’s high schoolers, who have spent a full year remote learning.

GUESTS: Sarah Karp, WBEZ education reporter

Michelle Hernandez, freshman at Whitney Young High School

William Stokes, freshman at Kenwood Academy

Tyesha Steen, freshman at Curie High School