Chicago Public Schools sees rise in COVID quarantines, drop in enrollment

Virus Outbreak Chicago Schools
In this Jan. 11, 2021, file photo, pre-kindergarten teacher Sarah McCarthy works with a student at Dawes Elementary in Chicago. The nation’s top public health agency on Friday, Feb. 12, provided a roadmap for reopening schools in the middle of a pandemic, emphasizing mask wearing and social distancing and saying vaccination of teachers is important but not a prerequisite for reopening. Ashlee Rezin / Chicago Sun-Times via AP
Virus Outbreak Chicago Schools
In this Jan. 11, 2021, file photo, pre-kindergarten teacher Sarah McCarthy works with a student at Dawes Elementary in Chicago. The nation’s top public health agency on Friday, Feb. 12, provided a roadmap for reopening schools in the middle of a pandemic, emphasizing mask wearing and social distancing and saying vaccination of teachers is important but not a prerequisite for reopening. Ashlee Rezin / Chicago Sun-Times via AP

Chicago Public Schools sees rise in COVID quarantines, drop in enrollment

At least 15,000 CPS students have had to quarantine. Meanwhile, new data show the district has lost another 10,000 kids.

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