Articles By Mila Koumpilova, Chalkbeat Chicago
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.
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.
Oprah Winfrey gave a commencement address that called on graduates to train their tenacity on a troubled world.
Less than 60% of CPS students logged on for remote learning three times a week, data shows.
Chicago is facing mounting pressure to release information about what portion of its roughly 300,000 students are participating in remote instruction.
Chicago officials are weighing calls by the teachers union and others to shift to a pass/fail approach.
Some Chicago educators said they are hungry for direction to continue teaching and helping students long distance.
Health department officials say most Chicago students are at a low risk for coming down with coronavirus.