Articles By Cassie Walker Burke, Chalkbeat Chicago

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Chicago Parents And Students, How Is School Without School Going?

We want to hear your experiences with e-learning during the coronavirus stay at home order.

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Should Chicago Let Students Video Chat With Teachers? Pandemic Tests Technology Restrictions

Teachers say they need video chat and other ways to teach students remotely, but technology restrictions are stopping them.

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To Control Coronavirus, Illinois Closes Restaurants, But Not Day Cares. Providers Are In A Tough Spot.

The decision whether to stay open or not is excruciating, one provider said. “I have parents who are both police and they work the same shift."

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Amid Mounting Coronavirus Concerns, Chicago To Deliver More Cleaning Supplies To Schools

Beyond supplies, the district said it is giving its custodial contractors additional guidelines for keeping schools clean.

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The Real Enrollment Challenge In Chicago: What To Do With All Those Empty School Seats

Chicago has lost 54,100 public school children in the past decade. That has left 145 district-run schools less than half-full, according to new capacity data.

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Fraud, Waste, Misconduct: Inspector General’s Report Details Year Of Cases In Chicago Schools

A swim coach reaped nearly $30,000 in payments from three outside groups for the off-the-books rental of a school pool over three years.

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More Chicago Schools Fall Below The Capacity Line. Is Yours On The List?

Six Chicago high schools are less than 10 percent full — and three are over 144 percent full, according to new CPS numbers.