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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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Disrupted Routines And New Rules: They’re In Fourth Grade And On The Front Lines Of School Reopening

Chalkbeat Chicago caught up with four fourth graders who, like millions of students, have seen their school system roiled by change.

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In Class But Onscreen: Chicago’s Return To School Buildings Brings New Tradeoffs

With roughly a third of Chicago teachers currently working from home, the scenario of in-person students learning with a virtual teacher has been one of the inevitable compromises families and educators have faced.

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Chicago Expects 55,000 More Students In Its Biggest Reopening Test Yet

Almost 61,000 students in prekindergarten through eighth grade as well as some high school special education students are expected in school buildings by the end of next week, when the district will bring back the middle grades.

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1 in 3 Chicago Teachers Working From Home As Classrooms Reopen

Of the more than 10,800 teachers expected to report for in-person learning so far, the district granted 3,750 accommodations.

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With 37,000 Students Returning To Class Monday For CPS, Anxious Excitement Abounds

"For the first time, they were hustling me to get out of the house in time to get to school today," one father said.

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How Are Chicago’s Students? What Families Said About Learning In A Tumultuous Year

Chalkbeat Chicago received more than 350 responses from families and students citywide.

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Monday’s Reopening Will Bring Fewer Chicago Students Than Expected

CPS expects about 60,700 students in the elementary grades and in intensive special education programs to learn in school buildings by mid-March — slightly fewer than 30 percent of the eligible students.

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Five Things To Know About Chicago’s COVID-19 Alert System In Schools

CPS budgeted more than $1 million for its COVID-19 notification and contact tracing system, which includes a new district-level team and several online reporting programs.

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Chicago Teachers Union Leaders Send Schools Reopening Plan To Full Membership For A Vote

The deal to reopen schools comes after weeks of escalating tensions between the Chicago Teachers Union and Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CPS CEO Janice Jackson.

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How Karen Lewis Helped Her Students — And Teachers Everywhere — Find Their Voice: ‘Karen Was Our Movement’

Former CTU president Karen Lewis, who died Sunday at 67, was a people’s champion, a motivating educator and a fighter with sharp wit and tough love, her admirers say.

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Karen Lewis Dies At 67. Former Chicago Teachers Union President Was Vocal Advocate For Educators

Lewis led the Chicago Teachers Union during its 2012 strike and considered running for mayor in 2015, only to cancel those plans when she learned she had cancer.

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CPS Reaches Tentative Deal To Reopen Schools, Lightfoot Says, But CTU Says Plan Needs ‘Further Review’

Chicago Teachers Union members still need to vote on a tentative deal, but Mayor Lori Lightfoot said kids will start returning to school "this week."

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