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Alternate Sites For Kids Still Open As Teachers' Strike ContinuesAs the Chicago teachers’ strike entered its sixth school day, the hundreds of school buildings, libraries, non-profits and other sites providing alternate activities for students were open again to provide children a safe haven while school is out.
12-Year-Old Girl Missing After Visiting Strike SitePolice are looking for a 12-year-old girl who was reported missing after she left one of the sites established by the Chicago Public Schools to provide activities for students during the teachers’ strike.
Open Schools To Expand Hours During StrikeHours at schools currently open during the teachers' strike will be expanded, starting Thursday.
Teachers Picket Outside Schools Left Open For Alternative ProgramsParents have been taking their kids to 144 “Children First” sites for alternative activities and meals, but it turns out picketing teachers are showing up at the sites too.
Mixed Emotions, Some Confusion For Parents As Strike BeginsParents of public school students were feeling mixed emotions as they sent kids to half-day programs at scores of Chicago Public Schools sites on Monday during the teachers' strike, while others were confused when they learned teachers had walked off the job.
Options For Students During Chicago Teachers' StrikeThe first Chicago teachers' strike in 25 years has left parents and students scrambling to find alternatives for their children.
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