Some CPS Teachers Refusing To Return To Classrooms Over COVID Safety Concerns; 'The Fear Of Losing Our Jobs Is Real'“The fear of losing our jobs is real. Many of us are the sole income earners in our homes, but the threat of this virus is greater than that fear,” teacher Lori Torres said.
CTU Says Some Chicago Public Schools Teachers Won't Be Returning Monday; Majority Of Aldermen Sign Onto Letter Expressing Safety ConcernsThe Chicago Teachers Union on Sunday said a substantial number of teachers will not be returning to in-person work on Monday on the grounds that schools are unsafe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lightfoot Stands By Plan To Reopen Some Chicago Public Schools Starting Next Month; 'There Is No Replacement For In-Person Learning'“We are highly incentivized to make sure that everyone in the school community – including teachers – are safe," Lightfoot said.
Deadline Arrives For CPS Parents To Choose Between Remote Learning And In-Person Classes To Start 2021It's decision day. If you're a Chicago Public Schools parent or guardian, there's an important deadline today. It's the last day to decide how your children will be learning in the third quarter of the 2020-21 school year.
COVID In Chicago: CPS Announces Plan To Resume In-Person Learning For Pre-K And Special Ed Students In January, K-8 In FebruaryUnder a plan announced Tuesday, all Chicago Public Schools students will go on with remote learning for the rest of 2020 -- but some students will return in person January, and students from kindergarten through eighth grade will return in February.
Chicago Teachers Union Seeks Formal Mediation In Dispute With CPS Over In-Person Learning Plans“Seventy-two percent of parents in that poll said that community spread of the virus has to be under control before we return to in-person schooling,” CTU President Jesse Sharkey said.
Labor Board Denies Chicago Teachers Union's Request For Injunction Against CPS' Reopening PlanThe Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board said it would be open to reviewing the case again when CPS announces a date for some students to resume in-person classes.
CPS Announces All Schools 'Prepared For Safe Occupancy' Following Air Quality Assessment; Plans $8.5 Million Purchase Of HEPA PurifiersThe district said it hired an independent state-certified environmental hygienist to conduct an air quality assessment of all 513 district-run schools in order to ensure they're safe before bringing any students back to classrooms.
CTU Accuses CPS Of Refusing To Negotiate Over Reopening; Files Complaint Over Condition Of School Ventilation SystemsThe Chicago Teaches Union is accusing Chicago Public Schools officials of illegally refusing to bargain over plans for how and when to safely reopen schools, and the union is seeking an injunction to block CPS from moving forward with any reopening efforts.
CPS Announces Second Quarter Plan To Reopen Schools For Pre-K, Intensive Cluster ProgramsCPS said schools will begin second quarter with learning at home with the goal of reopening schools to specified programs.
CPS Seeks To Overturn Arbitrator's Ruling On Health Conditions In School Buildings“The arbitrator, in effect, found that CPS schools are not currently safe from infection by COVID-19,” Chicago Teachers Union general counsel Robert Bloch said.
CTU Files Complaint Against CPS Regarding COVID-19 SafetyThose workers said not everyone at CPS is wearing masks or practicing safe social distancing.
Remote Learning Concerns Growing For Chicago Public SchoolsJust two weeks before Chicago Public Schools begin remote learning both union and CPS insiders say there are still many unresolved issues about how virtual learning will actually work. 
CPS Announces New School Year Will Start With All Students Learning Remotely Due To Rising COVID-19 CasesThe district originally planned a hybrid model of both remote learning and in-class instruction, but now will move to an entirely virtual plan to start the school year.
Chicago Public Schools Expected To Announce Plan For Only Remote Learning; Chicago Teachers Union Had Called For Possible Strike VoteThe district originally planned a hybrid model of both remote learning and in-class instruction, but now will move to an entirely virtual plan to start the school year.