Chicago Pastor Wants To Give His COVID-19 Vaccine Dose To A CPS TeacherA South Side Chicago pastor wants to give his COVID-19 vaccine away.
Parents, Teachers In Pilsen Slam CPS Return To In-Person Classes; 'This Plan Is Disrespectful And We Cannot Trust It'Parents and teachers in the 25th Ward are calling the CPS reopening plan poorly conceived. One parent said it’s even affecting her son’s remote learning.
CPS Says 145 Teachers And Staff Were 'Absent Without Leave' On Monday, Won't Be Paid If They Don't Show Up TuesdayThe Chicago Public Schools on Monday said 145 school employees were classified as “absent without leave” as in-person classes for some students resumed.
Some Chicago Public Schools Students Return To Classroom For First Time Since COVID-19 Pandemic BeganMonday brought a controversial return to the classroom for some Chicago Public Schools students. It was the first day of in-person learning since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Illinois Senate Approves Legislation That Would Expand Chicago Teachers' Bargaining Rights Amid Dispute Over CPS Reopening PlansIllinois state lawmakers have approved legislation that could throw a wrench in Chicago Public Schools’ reopening plans, lifting limits on the Chicago Teachers Union’s bargaining rights, which could force the district to negotiate with the union over the phased return to in-person classes.
'This Plan Is Dangerous': CTU Speaks Out Monday As Chicago Public Schools Resume In-Person ClassesPre-kindergarten and some special education classes are set to resume in person.
Chicago Public Schools To Resume In-Person Classes On Monday, But Not Clear How Many Teachers Will Show UpThe Chicago Public Schools will resume some in-person classes on Monday, but it remained unclear whether teachers will actually show up.
CPS Teachers Who Don't Show Up As Required When Schools Reopen Will Be Ineligible For Pay; Mayor Says Remote Learning 'Not Sustainable'Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools leaders said the district remains committed to reopening some schools on Monday, and warned that teachers and staff who are required to be in school but aren't will be considered AWOL and not eligible for pay.
CPS Says In-Person Learning Will Resume Next Week; CTU Continues Strike ConsiderationBoth the teachers union and Chicago Public Schools held press conferences Tuesday morning, in what is becoming a showdown over remote versus in-person learning.
Chicago Teachers Union A Step Closer To Strike Vote Over Concerns About COVID Safety In CPS SchoolsThe Chicago Teachers Union is one step closer to a strike vote over what they call the unsafe return to school buildings.
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.