Illinois State Board Of Education Backs Plan To Require In-Person Learning For Schools Next FallState Superintendent Carmen Ayala is expected to issue an enforceable declaration mandating in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year after the current school year ends.
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 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.
Kindergarten Through 5th Grade CPS Students Return To Class MondayIn-person learning resumes for Kindergarten through 5th grade Chicago Public Schools students.
Chicago Public Schools To Resume In-Person Learning Wednesday For Pre-K, Cluster Students After Snowstorm ClosureThe Chicago Public Schools will be back in session for in-person instruction for pre-kindergarten and special education cluster classrooms Wednesday.
CPS: Discussions Continue With Chicago Teachers Union 'To Determine If There Is A Pathway' For DealNegotiations continued Saturday between the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union over concerns about a return to in-person learning and COVID-19 transmission – but there had been no resolution as of the evening.
Lightfoot, CPS Make 'Last, Best, And Final Offer' To CTU On Schools Reopening; Union 'Deeply Disappointed That The Mayor Has Chosen To Stop Negotiating'"We expect a response from CTU leadership today," Lightfoot said.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says Teachers Union Has Provided Counterproposal After She Called For CPS Reopening Deal By End Of The DayMayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer Janice Jackson announced late Thursday that the union had provided them a counterproposal for a deal to end the impasse about in-person schooling and the strike threat.
Lightfoot Optimistic CPS Can Get Deal Done With CTU To Reopen Schools; 'We’re Going To Stay At The Table'"We're going to stay on the table so we can get a deal done," Mayor Lightfoot told CNN on Tuesday.
CPS Students To Remain Remote Tuesday, Wednesday Amid Call For '48-Hour Cooling-Off Period;' Teachers' Union Says Bargaining Will Resume TuesdayChicago Public Schools students will remain in remote learning Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mayor Lightfoot Says Teachers Are To Be In School On Monday Or 'We're Going To Have To Take Action;' Students To Be Remote Until TuesdayMayor Lori Lightfoot said at a news conference Sunday that all teachers who have not received a special accommodation are expected to be back in school on Monday – and if they aren’t, “we’re going to have to take action."
CPS Reports 'Tentative Agreements' With CTU In Four Areas As Reopening Negotiations ContinueAfter weeks of negotiations over how to safely reopen schools, it appears the Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Teachers Union have made "significant progress" toward resuming in-person classes.
After CPS Cancels 3rd Day Of In-Person Classes, Teachers Accuse District Of 'Passing The Buck' With Reopening PlanChicago Public Schools are continuing with a third day of remote learning for all students, as officials continue negotiating with the Chicago Teachers Union about how to re-open schools safely in the pandemic.
As Reopening Impasse Drags On, And Talks With CTU Continue, CPS Cancels In-Person Classes ThursdayThe district told parents last night not to send their kids to school on Thursday, after the Chicago Teachers Union told teachers and staff to continue working remotely.
Parents, Students Put Pressure On CPS, CTU For A Safe Return To In-Person LearningParents and students are putting on the pressure to get kids back in class.