Articles By Cassie Walker Burke, Chalkbeat Chicago

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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.

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1 In 5 Chicago Students Lacks Broadband. Here’s Where They Live

More children in West Englewood, Englewood, Auburn-Gresham and North Lawndale lack broadband access than in any other city neighborhood.

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Chicago Issuing Thousands Of Tech Devices. Now It Needs Students To Log On

While getting students online to learn, teachers and administrators are also trying to track down missing families.

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Illinois Will Charge ‘Essential’ Workers $1 For Child Care During Coronavirus Emergency

Gov. JB Pritzker said the state will pick up all but $1 of the tab for health care workers, grocery clerks and other “essential” workers who place their children in state-licensed child care centers or homes.

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Chicago Plans To Give 100,000 Tech Devices To Students. Here Are The Rules.

Devices will go first to special education students, English language learners and students in eighth grade and higher who don’t have devices at home.

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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.