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 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.
Chicago Teachers Union Could Call For Strike Authorization Vote WednesdayDelegates of the Chicago Teachers Union could ask for a strike authorization vote Wednesday.
Chicago Teachers Union Could Call For Strike Authorization Vote As Dispute With CPS Reopening Plan ContinuesChicago Teachers Union leadership could soon ask its 25,000 members to authorize a strike as it continues to pressure the Chicago Public Schools for an agreement on a safe reopening plan for the district.
CPS CEO Janice Jackson Holds Roundtable Discussion On School Reopening PlansCPS livestreamed their talk, and as expected, the parents she spoke with are glad to see students in kindergarten through 8th grade going back to classrooms on Feb. 1.
CPS Teachers Hold March On King Day, Seek Information On COVID Cases In SchoolsThe Chicago Teachers Union is demanding CPS release the number of COVID-19 infections reported since the first wave of students and teachers returned to the classroom earlier this month.
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 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.