Articles By Cassie Walker Burke, Chalkbeat Chicago
‘We Are All First-Year Teachers Today:’ Chicago Educators Start Unprecedented School Year With Ambitions, Questions
How do you build excitement for a first day of school online? Educators kick off virtual school year amid coronavirus pandemic.
Chicago now requires a minimum number of minutes for live instruction — around 3 hours for many ages, with a total day spanning 6 hours.
The district’s meal kits include three breakfasts and three lunches, ranging from bagels and yogurt to cheese pizzas, hamburgers and sandwiches.
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.
The district will hold five public meetings this week for public feedback, in advance of releasing a final plan in August.
The union also released a report calling for nearly 50 safety protocols before returning to in-person learning.
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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“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.”
Six weeks after schools closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, Chicago will relax its grading policy and automatically promote elementary students to the next grade.