Articles By Yana Kunichoff, Chalkbeat Chicago

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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.

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For First Time, Chicago’s Local School Council Election To Include Mail-In Option

The new hybrid voting option will ensure mail-in ballots are sent to teachers, school staff and parents, while still offering an in-person voting option for those groups.

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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.

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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.

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Labor Ruling Could Complicate Chicago’s Fall School Reopening Timeline

The union argued school clerks shouldn’t be required to work in-person if another option is possible, and that bringing in employees violated the contractual promise for a safe working environment.

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Thousands Of Students Are Missing From Chicago’s Virtual Classrooms. Here’s The Plan To Find Them.

CPS said 49,000 students failed to log into classrooms on the first day of remote learning, a figure it has now winnowed down to fewer than 6,900 after expanded outreach efforts.

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Chicago Could Bring Some Special Education Students Into School For Services Under New Plan

Since buildings closed in the spring, parents of children with disabilities have sounded the alarm, saying they aren’t able to meet the complex needs of their children the way a raft of school professionals could.

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For Some Chicago High School Students, Remote Learning Brings A New School Struggle: Motivation

Without the excitement of seeing friends in person or the anticipation of sitting in a new teacher’s classroom, some students are struggling to stay focused.