Articles By Mila Koumpilova, Chalkbeat Chicago
‘A Story On Dark Days’: How One Chicago Student’s Anime Club Is Creating Community During A Pandemic
Chalkbeat reporters are documenting the stories of high school freshmen across the United States at telling moments throughout this unprecedented school year.
Chicago Day Cares And Private Schools Reported 495 COVID Cases, But Numbers Don’t Tell The Whole Story
From April 1 through mid-October, the city tracked 267 cases in child care centers, 207 in private and charter schools that offer some in-person instruction and 21 at in-person park district camps.
The district and teachers union clashed over a pair of reopening surveys and school building inspections.
The phased reopening plan comes as CPS enrollment has dropped by 15,000 students.
CPS Plans To Reopen School Buildings For Special Education, Pre-K — But Continue Virtual Learning For Most
The district plans to phase in some students after an all-virtual start to the second quarter.
Chicago Is Weighing Whether To Reopen Schools. Can It Move Forward Without The Consent Of Its Teachers?
Chicago schools officials have met regularly with the Chicago Teachers Union representatives, but they haven’t agreed on a road map or even on the need for one.
Chicago International Charter Schools and Acero, which each oversee more than a dozen campuses, surveyed parents and found a majority preferred to continue learning remotely.
Chicago is taking a harder line on tracking student attendance this fall and stepping up efforts to boost student participation in live virtual classes.
The teachers union has cited ventilation as a key safety concern.