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.
Chicago Public Schools High School Students Return To ClassroomsIt had been more than a year since Chicago Public Schools high school students have walked the hall -- until Monday. 
CPS In-Person Learning Decision Due TuesdayTuesday is the deadline fro parents to tell Chicago Public Schools if their child will be in the classroom for the spring term.
Marquette University Plans To Hold Vast Majority Of Classes In Person This FallMarquette University announced Monday that it is planning to return to full in-person classes and student housing for the fall 2021 semester.
Dolton West School District 148 To Continue Remote Learning For Rest Of School YearWhile many schools have returned to some in-person learning or have plans to do so, one south suburban district is bucking the trend.
Mayor Lightfoot Says Chicago Public Schools To Return To In-Person Learning After 'Tentative Agreement;' CTU Says Agreement Is Not Final YetThe "tentative" deal reached with the Chicago Teachers Union would mean pre-kindergarten, cluster students and kindergarten through eighth grade students would return to classrooms. 
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.