CPS Calls For 48-Hour ‘Cooling-Off’ Period As Union Talks Continue

A Chicago teachers strike has been averted — at least for now.

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Dawes Elementary School reopened on Jan. 11, 2021 for the first wave of in-person learning in Chicago Public Schools. The teachers union and the school district are trying to reach an agreement so the reopening process can resume. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
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Dawes Elementary School reopened on Jan. 11, 2021 for the first wave of in-person learning in Chicago Public Schools. The teachers union and the school district are trying to reach an agreement so the reopening process can resume. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

CPS Calls For 48-Hour ‘Cooling-Off’ Period As Union Talks Continue

A Chicago teachers strike has been averted — at least for now.

After averting an immediate teachers strike, Chicago Public Schools and Mayor Lori Lightfoot called for a 48-hour “cooling-off” period Monday afternoon. The district said it will not lock teachers out of their remote learning classrooms this week, and also canceled in-person classes for Tuesday and Wednesday. Reset brings you the latest on where negotiations stand.

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