Mayor Lightfoot Defends CPS Reopening Plans As Union Negotiations Continue

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Staff at McPherson School on the North Side greet preschoolers as they return as part of the first wave of students returning for in-person learning in Chicago Public Schools on Jan. 11, 2021 Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
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Staff at McPherson School on the North Side greet preschoolers as they return as part of the first wave of students returning for in-person learning in Chicago Public Schools on Jan. 11, 2021 Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Mayor Lightfoot Defends CPS Reopening Plans As Union Negotiations Continue

Without a deal on reopening, K-8 students in Chicago Public Schools did not return to in-person classes Monday as planned. But Mayor Lori Lightfoot says teachers and staff are now expected back in the classroom Tuesday.

Reset checks in with WBEZ’s Sarah Karp for the latest on negotiations between the district and teacher’s union. We also hear from CPS teachers, parents and staff.

GUEST: Sarah Karp, WBEZ education reporter