CPS, Chicago's Top Doctor Insist District's COVID-19 Protocols 'Are Working' To Protect Students And Teachers“I feel very strongly for how worried people are right now," Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.
CTU Says CPS Not Listening To Their COVID Concerns, Lightfoot Accuses Union Of 'Lobbing Bombs From The Cheap Seats'The fight over COVID safety measures in Chicago Public Schools rages on, as members of the Chicago Teachers Union held a rally to demand better protections for students and staff.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot 'Disappointed' In CPS Struggles With COVID Testing, Contact Tracing"This is not a mystery anymore. We know how to do contact tracing, we know how to do case investigations, and we’ve got to make sure that CPS is using the tools at its disposal to do just that,” Lightfoot said.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says City Workers 'Are Absolutely Going To Be Required To Be Vaccinated'; Expects CPS To Reach COVID-19 Safety Agreement With CTU Soon"It’s for the safety of all involved, particularly members of the public who are interacting with city employees on a daily basis," Lightfoot said Monday afternoon.
Chicago Teachers Union Accuses CPS Of Stalling On Deal For COVID Safety StandardsCTU leaders said there are still lots of issues that need to be resolved with the the Chicago Public Schools as students prepare to return to classrooms full-time on Aug. 30.
Gov. Pritzker Signs Legislation To Create Elected School Board For Chicago Public SchoolsIllinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Thursday signed legislation creating an elected school board for the Chicago Public Schools.
Chicago School Board To Discuss 2022 Budget Proposal Wednesday; Teachers Union Demands Redo To Help Students With TraumaThe Chicago School Board will be talking about the budget proposal in its meeting on Wednesday, and teachers will be picketing.
CTU: Layoffs Will Hit Hardest Schools On South, West Sides"I can't understand why someone like me, who works extremely hard during the most difficult time for any educator, that there's no enough money to save my position."
Chicago Teachers Union Announces Deal With Urban Prep Charter Schools On New ContractTeachers will be back in the classroom at Urban Prep Academy Charter Schools after the Chicago Teachers Union announced a deal on a new contract.
Chicago Teachers Union On Strike At Urban Prep Charter Schools
CPS High School Students Head Back To Classrooms For First Time In More Than A Year; 'There’s A Buzz And Energy In The Building'Thousands of Chicago Public Schools high school students are back in the classroom for the first time since the pandemic began, a day after the Chicago Teachers Union ratified a reopening agreement with the district.
Chicago Teachers Union Rank-And-File Members Ratify Agreement For High School Students To Return To In-Person Learning MondayThe Chicago Teachers Union announced Sunday that its rank-and-file members have ratified an agreement for high school students to return to in-person learning.
Chicago Teachers Union And Chicago Public Schools Announce Tentative Agreement To Resume In-Person Classes At High SchoolsThe Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools announced Thursday afternoon they have reached a tentative agreement to resume in-person classes for high school students on Monday.
CTU House Of Delegates Votes To Keep CPS High School Staff Home Beginning Wednesday Without 'Adequate Movement' On Reopening DealCPS is planning to bring thousands of high school students back to classrooms on April 19, and has been negotiating with CTU on a safe reopening agreement, but the union has accused the district of failing to provide "reasonable accommodations" for teachers.
Snag In Negotiations: Chicago Teachers Union Wants To Push Back Return Of High School Students As COVID-19 Cases Rise, CPS Does NotA rapid rise in coronavirus cases in the Chicago area is a big concern for some Chicago teachers.