Articles By Mila Koumpilova, Chalkbeat Chicago

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Chicago Public Schools Plans For A Summer Season Like No Other

After the profound disruption to learning wrought by coronavirus, summer instruction will give students a chance to catch up on school work — and credits — they missed.

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Chicago To Lay Off 700 Teachers And Support Staff As District Sets Out To Fill 1,900 New Positions

Last year, Chicago Public Schools laid off 220 teachers and nearly 500 support personnel. It rehired more than two-thirds of those educators for open positions at other schools.

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For Chicago’s Graduating Seniors, A Virtual Love Letter From Oprah And Local Leaders

Oprah Winfrey gave a commencement address that called on graduates to train their tenacity on a troubled world.

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Nearly 4 Out Of 5 Chicago Students Are Logging On To Do Schoolwork, But Not All Participate Equally

Less than 60% of CPS students logged on for remote learning three times a week, data shows.

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Pressure Mounts On Chicago To Release Remote Learning Participation Data. The Details Will Matter.

Chicago is facing mounting pressure to release information about what portion of its roughly 300,000 students are participating in remote instruction.

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Goodbye As, Bs And Cs? Chicago Public Schools To Revisit Grading During Pandemic

Chicago officials are weighing calls by the teachers union and others to shift to a pass/fail approach.

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Chicago To Buy More Computers And Ramp Up Virtual Learning, With Details Coming This Week

Some Chicago educators said they are hungry for direction to continue teaching and helping students long distance.

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Six Things Chicago Families Should Know About Schools And The New Coronavirus

Health department officials say most Chicago students are at a low risk for coming down with coronavirus.