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.
State Launching $225 Million Program To Provide Middle And High Schools With Rapid COVID-19 Tests For The FallUnder the new program, IDPH will provide the covidSHIELD test developed by the University of Illinois at little to no cost for middle school and high school districts that opt into the program.
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.
CTU House Of Delegates Votes To Keep CPS High School Staff Home Beginning Wednesday Without 'Adequate Movement' On Reopening DealCPS is planning to bring thousands of high school students back to classrooms on April 19, and has been negotiating with CTU on a safe reopening agreement, but the union has accused the district of failing to provide "reasonable accommodations" for teachers.
CDC Updates School Reopening Guidance To Recommend 3 Feet Of Distancing In Most Classrooms If Students Are MaskedIn light of studies showing it’s safe for students to sit 3 feet apart at school in most cases if they’re wearing masks, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidance for reopening schools.
CTU, CPS Reach Agreement On Return To In-Person LearningThe Chicago Teachers Union has voted to approve a plan for returning to in-person learning.
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 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.