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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.

Citywide

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.

Citywide

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.

Citywide

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.

Citywide

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.

Citywide

South, West Side Students Can Bring Home COVID-19 Safety Kits Tuesday

The kits will be distributed to 1,000 CPS families Tuesday.

Roseland, Pullman

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

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.

Citywide

Parents Organize ‘Sick Out’ Ahead of CPS Reopening Next Week: ‘We’re Tired Of Not Being Heard’

A group of parents are keeping their kids out of virtual and physical classrooms Monday, hoping to pressure the school district into making changes.

Citywide

Chicago Has A Deal With Teachers. How Long Can The Peace Last?

One week after Chicago struck a fragile peace with its teachers union, fault lines have emerged over who gets to work from home, for how long, and why.

Citywide

West Side Educators Urge Local Families To Enroll Students In Area’s First Gifted Center

The gifted program will create a pipeline for bright students to access selective schools later in life, said Principal Peggy Burnett-Wise.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

CTA Partners With CPS To Offer ‘Elevating Futures’ Scholarship, Chance To Work On Massive Red Line Overhaul

The scholarship is good for up to $5,500 a year for four years of college courses in engineering or construction.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

CPS Opening 4 Vaccination Sites For School Employees Next Week

Appointments for vaccinations will be offered based on an "equity-based priority list" established by CPS.

Citywide

As Some CPS Students Return To Classrooms, Officials Eye Opening High Schools Next

CPS CEO Janice Jackson also said the district will soon announce how families will be able to opt in for in-person learning when CPS' fourth quarter starts.

Citywide

Chicago Teachers Union Approves School Reopening Plan, But Deal Is ‘A Disgrace,’ President Says

Preschool and special needs students will return as soon as Thursday, but union leadership says the deal puts teachers in harm's way. "Let me be clear. This plan is not what any of us deserve."

Citywide

CPS Deal With Teachers Union Must Come Thursday So Schools Can Reopen, Lightfoot Says

It wasn't clear what city officials will do if CPS and CTU don't strike a deal for reopening schools, but Lightfoot said, "We need a deal today."

Citywide

In-Person CPS Classes Canceled Tuesday And Wednesday, But Lockout Called Off For Now

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CPS CEO Janice Jackson said they won't virtually lock out teachers who didn't go to schools Monday. Children will continue to learn virtually Tuesday and Wednesday.

Citywide

West Side Violence Prevention Group Helping CPS Design Alternatives To Cops In Schools: ‘A Whole Different Way Of Them Doing Things’

Partner organizations will host focus groups to get input from school communities. The feedback will be developed into safety strategies for CPS to review.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

CPS Tells Parents To Keep Students Home Again Thursday As Battle With Teachers Union Continues

The Chicago Teachers Union and the district remain deadlocked over a plan to reopen schools.

Citywide

‘Very Strange And Unsettling’: Chicago Families Weary Of Reopening Uncertainty

Regardless of their reopening stance, many are trying desperately to find their bearings in a month that is bringing schedule changes, classroom reassignments, confusing messaging and upset children.

Englewood, Chatham
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