CPS cancels classes after teachers union votes to shift to remote learning

CPS hallway
An empty hallway at Chicago's Dawes Elementary School on Jan. 11, 2021. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
CPS hallway
An empty hallway at Chicago's Dawes Elementary School on Jan. 11, 2021. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

CPS cancels classes after teachers union votes to shift to remote learning

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The Chicago Teachers Union voted late Tuesday night to shift to remote learning, saying schools are unsafe because of the city’s record-high COVID positivity rate. But the mayor and the city’s top doc continue to assert that schools are safe. Reset checks in with WBEZ education reporter Sarah Karp and CTU Vice President Stacy Davis Gates. We also check in with Suzanne Johnson, deputy superintendent of school district U-46 in Elgin about how their district is responding.

GUESTS: Sarah Karp, WBEZ education reporter

Stacy Davis Gates, CTU Vice President

Suzanne Johnson, Deputy Superintendent of school district U-46