Some Illinois Schools Gave More Failing Grades After COVID BeganCBS 2 sent Freedom of Information Act requests for student grade data to more than 30 school districts in Illinois. From 13 of those schools, we received grade data, showing eight of those school districts handed out far more failing grades in English, social studies, math and science courses last year than before the pandemic.
52 Students In West Suburbs Quarantined After 7 Test Positive For COVID-19A total of 52 students in DuPage County are now quarantined, after seven students tested positive for COVID-19.
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Lake County School Districts Say They Will Obey Mask Mandate Announced By Gov. Pritzker, But Some Express ConcernsIllinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday announced a new statewide mask mandate for all Illinois public and private schools. Some suburban school districts were in the process of deciding whether to require masks, until the decision was made for them with Pritzker’s announcement.
Some Illinois Parents, School Districts Want Choice About Masks For Unvaccinated Kids In ClassroomsLate last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced updated guidelines for schools to reopen safely — unvaccinated teachers and students will need to continue masking up, while those who are vaccinated can go without. But a growing chorus of administrators and parents are calling on the state to leave the choice up to them.
Teachers In Gary, Indiana To Return To Full-Time Remote Learning As School Buildings Close Due To COVID SurgeTeachers in Gary, Indiana schools will go back to full time remote learning on Monday.
Some Suburban School Districts Moving To Remote Learning Amid COVID-19 UptickAmid a steep rise on COVID-19 cases, the Highland Park School District in Lake County emailed parents Tuesday saying it is switching to all remote learning.
Zoom Setbacks As Students Log On For Remote Learning"It was basically just a big error screen every time I entered the correct password."
Gary, Indiana Schools To Start Year On E-Learning Amid COVID-19 OutbreakBreaking from the other school districts in Lake County, Gary will begin the school year on an e-learning platform as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, city officials announced on Wednesday.
Hammond, Indiana Watches COVID-19 Cases As Schools Open In Three Weeks"If the spread rate were to continue, I'll only speak for my own school system, but we would look at a full-time e-learning situation if they remain above 10% like they are right now."
Spiking COVID-19 Numbers Have Teachers Concerned About Returning To SchoolWith spiking COVID-19 numbers in some areas in Chicago and schools planning to reopen soon, teachers worry. They are asking if they and their students will be able to stay safe.
Gov. JB Pritzker Announces Plan For Schools To Resume In-Person Classes This FallGov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday said the entire state is on track to move to Phase 4 of the plan to reopen the economy on Friday.
State Supt. Of Education Declares Remote Learning Days Begin March 31The state superintendent of education declared Friday night that remote e-learning days are to begin Tuesday March 31.
Suburban School District Lends Computers To Kids During School ClosureE-learning will begin Friday for more students in the northwest suburbs.
School Districts Work To Get Meals To Kids In Need During Coronavirus ClosureWith schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, districts are doing all they can to get meals to those in need.