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.
CPS Gets Feedback Regarding Hybrid Learning Plans For The Fall"I want people to know we will not open school under circumstances if it is not safe to do so."
Chicago Public Schools Release Plan For Hybrid Model Of In-Person And Online Classes In FallA final decision on whether schools will reopen for in-person classes will not be made until late August, depending on how Chicago is handling the COVID-19 outbreak at the time.
Lightfoot: Free High Speed Internet Available To 100,000 CPS Students"This program is a critical component of our STEP agenda and the efforts to end poverty and a part of our mission to drive improved academic outcomes at CPS.”
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."
CPS To Distribute 100,000 Computers For E-Learning To Start April 13For this, CPS will be distributing 100,000 devices, including Chromebooks, iPads, and laptops. Parents will be notified of their school's plans by next Monday, April 6.
Chicago Parents Adjust To Kids Not Having CPS Classes Because Of COVID-19"There will be no adult supervision at the schools to support the students. So we are imploring families not to send their children to school."
COVID-19 Plans For Chicago Schools: No Closings, Boxed Food For Vaughn FamiliesCBS 2 has learned that a a group of students went through a sort of "drive-thru testing" at the school on Sunday. Parents said they were able to get their children tested from their car seat, which caused less stress. And they hope, less possibility for potential spread.
CPS: No Plans To Close Schools For Now, Despite Coronavirus ConcernsThere's a hotline setup for the Vaughn community and plans are in place to provide food boxes for Vaughn families. The boxes will have enough food for three days and will be available at the CPS warehouse beginning Wednesday, according to Jackson. She added that CPS will provide food delivery for those who are "challenged for transportation."
Chicago Teachers Rally At Buckingham Fountain, March Downtown On 7th School Day Of StrikeStriking teachers marched in the Loop and in Grant Park on Friday, a day after both the Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago Public Schools reported progress in a strike that has now gone on for seven school days.
Parent Urges CPS, Striking Teachers To 'Swallow Your Pride' And Get Deal Done By Friday; 'It Is A Failure By Both Sides'With the Chicago teachers' strike now marking six days without classes at Chicago Public Schools, at least one parent is urging both the district and the union to "swallow your pride" and compromise to resolve their disputes so kids can be back in school by Friday.
Chicago Teachers Union President: 'Our Recommendation Is That There Be A Strike'Delegates will have the final say with a vote on Wednesday, but the president of the Chicago Teachers Union said Tuesday night that the union is recommending a teachers’ strike.
Federal Investigation Says Chicago Public Schools 'Inexcusably Failed' To Protect StudentsThe Chicago Public Schools have "inexcusably failed" to protect students. That's the finding from a federal investigation looking at case after case of sex assault and abuse.
Mayor Lightfoot, Schools CEO Jackson Announce Plan To Invest In Student NeedsMayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Janice Jackson announced plans Tuesday for a series of investments in city schools intended to better meet student needs.
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, Schools CEO Janice Jackson Keep Jobs Under Mayor Lori LightfootChicago's top cop and the CEO of Chicago's Public Schools will continue in those roles under Mayor Lori Lightfoot's administration, the mayor's office announced on Tuesday.