Thousands Of Chicago Public Schools Students Still Haven't Been Contacted During Remote LearningThe district has been unable to contact more than 2,250 students since remote learning began, or less than 1% of the overall student body. Data is missing for 1.2% more students, or more than 3,500 kids.
Chicago Teachers Union Sues CPS, Betsy Devos Over COVID-19 Special Education RequirementsThe lawsuit contends CPS policies interfere with the education of students with special needs during the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 Shutdown Gives Edgar Allen Poe Elementary School A Jump On RenovationsThe K-6 grade school is in the middle of a huge makeover. The expansion involves adding 7th and 8th graders.
Former CPS Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett Transferred Out Of Federal PrisonByrd-Bennett, 70, began serving a 4.5-year prison sentence at the minimum security Alderson Federal Prison Camp in August 2017.
After Revelation About Food Worker At School Distribution Center, CPS Reveals 75 Employees, Vendors Have Tested Positive For COVID-19Classes might be canceled for Chicago Public Schools students, yet many people are still working in the buildings. CBS 2’s Jermont Terry found out many of those essential workers are testing positive for COVID-19 too.
CPS Announces New Grading Policies With Schools Closed And Students Learning RemotelyWith Chicago Public Schools closed and students learning remotely for the rest of the school year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the district on Thursday announced policies on grading and promotion.
School Food Distribution Center Worker Tested Positive For COVID-19, Some Parents Say They Should've Been Told Patient Worked In CafeteriaThe rights of parents versus the rights of a sick employee – that’s the debate brewing after a worker tested positive for coronavirus while handing out food at a Chicago public school.
CPS Increases Its Budget With $125 Million For The Upcoming Year"This budget also addresses key priorities such as special education, college and career readiness and supports and services for our district's schools in our highest need areas."
Chicago Public Schools Giving Internet Hotspot Devices To Homeless StudentsThe effort comes as the district tries to get 100,000 laptops and tablets to students to close a disparity in access to technology.
Woman Collects Electronics To Help Kids With E-LearningTuesday was day two of virtual learning for thousands of Chicago students at home, but the reality is a large number of families are still without much needed technology.
CPS Distributes Computer Devices For Remote LearningCPS has distributed 11,000 devices with 60,000 on the way with plans to increase the number to 100,000.
CPS Remote Learning Highlights The Digital Divide; ' I Don't Know Who Has Technology'"I don't know who has technology and who doesn't. There's a lot of variation in our district and I hope that this is actually an opportunity for us to sort of even the playing field, so to speak."
As CPS Prepares For E-Learning, Organization Steps In For Kids Who Don't Have Digital Access, Seeking Device DonationsWhen Gov. JB Pritzker ordered schools closed in Illinois to shut down the nearly 400,000 CPS students were forced to stay home.
Coronavirus In Chicago: City, CTA, CPS To Get More Than $1.5 Billion Combined In Federal COVID-19 Relief FundsWhile the amount of federal funding coming to the city has yet to be finalized, the mayor’s financial team said it’s highly likely Chicago will need additional assistance from Congress, due to the economic toll the pandemic has taken.
CPS Will Continue Providing Free Meals During Spring BreakChicago Public School will continue to provide free meals to families during spring break, which begins Monday, officials confirm.