The Legislative Black Caucus and the Chicago Teachers Union both scored major victories during the lame-duck session in Springfield.
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While some families were relieved to be back, opposition continues as the first COVID-19 cases crop up in reopened schools.
At a Martin Luther King Day event, Mariame Kaba, known for her work on prison abolition, said students are “taking up King’s struggle.”
The bill drafted by the legislative Black Caucus passed aims to tackle racial inequity in education in Illinois.
CPS Is Cutting Off Pay And Teaching Access From Absent Staff. The CTU Says That’s ‘Cruel And Illegal’
Some 18% of CPS staff failed to show up for the first day of in-person learning on Monday, triggering discipline against 145 of them.
Many young people across the country are finding this moment extremely scary. Parents, caregivers and teachers can help them cope.
On the first day of in-person class, nearly 30% of teachers were absent. Beginning Tuesday, CPS plans to dock pay for staff it considers AWOL.
On the eve of the reopening of CPS for in-person learning, Chicago’s mayor delivered an impassioned defense of the city’s controversial plan.
Many Chicago teachers are threatening to strike to avoid in-person learning.