Articles By Cassie Walker Burke, Chalkbeat Chicago

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8 Things We’re Watching As Chicago Starts The School Year Remotely

Chicago now requires a minimum number of minutes for live instruction — around 3 hours for many ages, with a total day spanning 6 hours.

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Chicago Public Schools To Expand Free Meal Sites For Fall

The district’s meal kits include three breakfasts and three lunches, ranging from bagels and yogurt to cheese pizzas, hamburgers and sandwiches.

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After String Of Safety Problems At Chicago Early Childhood Centers, Feds Take Notice

The federal government says Chicago has not done enough to correct health and safety problems in the child care programs it oversees for some 11,000 children.

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Chicago To Reconsider Remote Learning For Juniors And Seniors. Here’s What Students Say.

The district will hold five public meetings this week for public feedback, in advance of releasing a final plan in August.

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Chicago’s Teachers Union Calls For An All-Remote Start To Fall

The union also released a report calling for nearly 50 safety protocols before returning to in-person learning.

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Expect Masks, Temperature Checks: Chicago Schools Chief Offers New Details About Fall

Chicago remains “committed” to its start date of Sept. 8, the day after Labor Day, Chicago schools chief Janice Jackson wrote.

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‘They Know What They See’: Chicago Educators Reach Out To Students About Racism, Police Brutality After George Floyd’s Death

“We need to be present, we need to be available, we need to be accessible. Even if you don’t know what to say, show up and be present.”

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Here’s Chicago’s New Grading Policy, Explained

Six weeks after schools closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, Chicago will relax its grading policy and automatically promote elementary students to the next grade.