First Day Of School
A new year began Tuesday for Chicago Public Schools students, but it could be interrupted after just four days if a possible teachers’ strike goes ahead.
Tuesday is the first day of school for many Chicago kids, and that means Monday was the day for last-minute school shopping, but parents were also looking ahead to a possible teachers strike starting in one week.
A teacher strike is still a possibility next month, but on Monday morning, classes began as scheduled at about a third of the schools in the Chicago Public Schools system.
As he prepared to welcome students back to classes on Wednesday, Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard said many parents had told him they were pleased with the longer school day.
The first day of school feels to children the way the first day on a job feels to parents, a bit stressful. The two best ways to prepare your children for a less stressful first day is to change as many unknown factors to known and provide positive support.
The super-short days that begin and end the school year could become things of the past in Illinois.
Chicago Transit Authority officials say free rides for Chicago Public Schools students and the parents who accompany them will become an annual event.
The start of schools citywide also heralded the resumption of full-scale efforts to keep kids safe on the way to and from school under the Safe Passage Program.
The first day of school arrived Tuesday for students at Chicago Public Schools, in the midst of a battle between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Teachers Union over longer school days.
As most Chicago Public School students were preparing for the first day of school on Tuesday, Community activists were urging fathers to get more involved in their kids’ education.
As students and parents were preparing for the first day of school in just two days, the head of the teachers union was standing firm in insisting that schools should wait for a more detailed plan before implementing a longer school day.
The city, the CTA and the Chicago Public Schools want to get as many children in class as possible on the first day of school Tuesday.
Students return to the Chicago Public Schools Tuesday, and chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard says he believes teachers will put aside their labor complaints when it comes time to get to the front of the classroom.
A school bus driver dropped off a five-year-old boy at the wrong stop in Richton Park on the first day of kindergarten earlier this week.
Big banks in Chicago are being urged to be more careful with vacant buildings they take back in foreclosure suits. As Chicago Public Schools get ready to open next week, a local group called Action Now wants to make sure vacant homes near schools are cleaned up and safe.
As hot and muggy as it was on Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, was out-and-about again, but this time doing something he ought not have to do – knocking on doors to remind parents to send their kids to school.
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