Articles By Mila Koumpilova, Chalkbeat Chicago

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

‘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.

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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.

Citywide Primary category in which blog post is published

Parents Weigh Reopening Decisions As Tensions Between Chicago Leaders And Union Mount

The district and teachers union clashed over a pair of reopening surveys and school building inspections.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Two Chicago Charters To Keep Virtual Learning Until The New Year; CPS Hasn’t Announced Plans

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.

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

In Chicago, A Firmer Hand — And Some Confusion — On Student Attendance

Chicago is taking a harder line on tracking student attendance this fall and stepping up efforts to boost student participation in live virtual classes.