Articles By Cassie Walker Burke, Chalkbeat Chicago
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.
More children in West Englewood, Englewood, Auburn-Gresham and North Lawndale lack broadband access than in any other city neighborhood.
While getting students online to learn, teachers and administrators are also trying to track down missing families.
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.
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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Teachers say they need video chat and other ways to teach students remotely, but technology restrictions are stopping them.