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Under Pressure From Pandemic, Chicago Lays Out Changes To Competitive High School Admissions Process

CPS will replace a spring test and its selective-enrollment exam with one high school assessment for choice programs that all students will take during the school day.

Citywide

Teachers Union And CPS Reach Tentative Agreement To Reopen Chicago High Schools After Weeks Of Tense Negotiations

Teachers upped the pressure on the district to reach an agreement by refusing to report to classrooms Wednesday and Thursday.

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Teacher’s Union, CPS Reach Tentative Agreement To Reopen Chicago High Schools After Weeks Of Tense Negotiations

As union and district leaders clashed over details of reopening, teachers worked from home and refused to report to classrooms Wednesday and Thursday.

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Hybrid Or Elected School Board? Lightfoot Proposal Stirs Debate In Springfield

Sen. Kimberly Lightford said she will sponsor the mayor’s bill for a partly elected and partly appointed “hybrid” board. But Wednesday, Lightford criticized a bill to create a fully elected board, then voted for it.

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West Ridge’s Armstrong Elementary Has 28 In Quarantine After 2 COVID Cases Found

Two school pods are among those in quarantine after two people in the school tested positive following CPS' spring break.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

CPS High School Teachers Work Remotely As Reopening Negotiations Continue Between CTU, City

CPS high schools are supposed to reopen Monday — but negotiations between the district and teachers union are ongoing.

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Chicago Teachers Union Threatens To Go Back To Working Remotely Wednesday If No High School Deal Is Reached

High school educators will refuse to work from school buildings unless an agreement is reached with the district before then.

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Teachers Union Calls On Chicago To Delay High School Reopening By A Week, But District Wants To Stay Course

Officials said they are working with the city’s public health department on a vaccination plan for students 16 and older, but the district has not shared any details.

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In Chicago, Parent Fundraising Eases Reopening At Some Schools — And Leaves Others Out

The dynamic in a city deeply segregated by race and wealth has long contributed to the inequalities among schools.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

As 21-Person Elected School Board Bill Gains Momentum, Calls Grow In Chicago For Another Option

A key state House committee passed the bill this week, but opponents want to reduce the size of the board or seek a hybrid model with some members appointed and others elected.

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Chicago Schools’ No. 2 To Lead Virginia’s Second Largest School District

LaTanya McDade, the second-in-command at Chicago Public Schools, will be the next chief of Prince William County Public Schools in Virginia.

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Chicago Asks Its High Schools To Come Up With Alternatives To Campus Police

The district has asked each high school to form a campus safety committee to make recommendations.

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Chicago Says Most Of Its Teachers And Staff Should Return To Campus For 4th Quarter

Officials are calling back most teachers this spring and have reported an uptick in the number of families signing up for in-person learning.

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Mom Reported To DCFS For Picking Up Son A Few Minutes Late Wants Lakeview Principal Fired

Parents said the principal's use of the district's stranded student policy was the latest in a series of poor judgement calls made at Inter-American Magnet School.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville

Lakeview’s Agassiz School Ditching Name Of Racist Scientist, Set To Become Harriet Tubman IB World School

The CPS Board of Education will vote Wednesday to finalize naming the school for Tubman. Louis Agassiz, the school's current namesake, is known for opposing interracial marriage and championing a theory used to defend slavery.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville

Chicago Public Schools To Invest $24 Million In Student Trauma And Mental Health Programs

CPS plans to spend the money across three years to expand the number of behavioral support teams from 200 schools to closer to 500 and enlist more help from community groups through grants.

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A 10-Year-Old Student Was Picked Up From School A Few Minutes Late — So Lakeview School Reported His Mom To DCFS

CPS teacher JaNay Dodson, who is Black, said the policy to call police and child services if a student is picked up past 4:30 p.m. should be changed — especially since it wasn't evenly applied at the school.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville

All CPS Employees Now Eligible To Get Vaccinated Against Coronavirus

Here's how teachers and other school employees can sign up to get a vaccine.

Citywide

Chicago Sets April 19 Return Date For High School Students

The district said Tuesday that April 19 is a “target” date and negotiations with the teachers union, which have been productive, are ongoing.

Citywide

Proposed Lincoln Park Preschool Draws Opposition From Neighbors At Hemingway House Over Traffic Congestion, Property Values

The preschool at 1840 N. Clark St. would serve about 200 students and help fulfill the district's goal of bringing full-day preschool to every 4-year-old in Chicago.

Lincoln Park, Old Town
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