Educators in south suburban Chicago Heights already know when they’ll get the COVID-19 vaccine. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
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Chicago Heights School District Has 400 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses For Teachers, StaffEducators in south suburban Chicago Heights already know when they’ll get the COVID-19 vaccine. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Teachers In Wealthier School Districts Have Big Leg Up In COVID-19 Vaccine AccessThe vast majority of educators in Illinois can’t get their hands on COVID-19 vaccine – but some can. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Mayor Lightfoot, CPS CEO Janice Jackson Discuss Impasse With Teachers' UnionBecause no agreement has been reached about teachers returning to school over concerns about coronavirus safety, the Chicago Public Schools have told all students to stay home for remote learning Wednesday -- including pre-K and special education students who have already returned.
Parents, Students Put Pressure On CPS, CTU For A Safe Return To In-Person LearningParents and students are putting on the pressure to get kids back in class.
CPS Moves Return Date For Teachers To WednesdayThe Chicago Public Schools on Sunday changed the return date for K-8 teachers from Monday to Wednesday, after Chicago Teachers Union members voted to defy an order from Chicago Public Schools to return to in-person instruction. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Some Parents Plead For In-Person Learning As CTU Votes On Authorizing Teachers To Stay RemoteAs the coronavirus pandemic rages on, so does the battle over returning to in-person learning at Chicago Public Schools. CBS 2's Jeremy Ross reports.
Chicago Teachers Union Delegates Meet With Possible Strike On The TableThe Chicago Teachers Union is asking its 25,000 members to vote on a resolution that rejects in-person learning until they come to an agreement with CPS. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Mom Receives Text From Son's Teaching Assistant, Calling Her A 'Nut'A Chicago mom, dealing with tensions over in-person learning, reached out to CBS 2 after receiving what she calls an alarming text from the teacher’s assistant that works in her son’s third-grade classroom. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
CPS Says 145 Teachers And School Staff Were 'AWOL' On MondayThe teachers will not be paid if they do not show up on Tuesday, and will also be cut off from email and Google Classroom software, the Chicago Public Schools say.
Elgin Teachers Demand Stroger Safety Plan For Return To ClassroomsTeachers took to the streets in Elgin Monday night, protesting over the return to in-person learning. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
CPS Set To Resume Some In-Person Learning MondayThe Chicago Public Schools will resume some in-person classes on Monday, but it remained unclear whether teachers will actually show up.
Chicago Teachers Union A Step Closer To Strike Vote Over Concerns About COVID SafetyThe Chicago Teachers Union is one step closer to a strike vote over what they call the unsafe return to school buildings.
CPS Says 'Scientific Evidence' Points To Schools Being SafeThe Chicago Teachers Union says teachers don’t feel safe returning to classrooms and some refused to do so Monday. But the Chicago Public Schools say the “scientific evidence” says otherwise. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Some CPS Teachers Refusing To Return To Classrooms Over COVID Safety ConcernsIt was supposed to be back to the classroom Monday for thousands of Chicago Public Schools teachers and staff, but some of them are refusing to do so because they don't feel safe returning to school buildings. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Some Families Take Kindergarten Gap Year Amid PandemicAs families struggle with remote and in-person learning, educators are noticing a large group of students missing from the roster this year - kindergarteners. CBS News’ Naomi Ruchim explains why some families are opting for a kindergarten gap year and what parents need to know.
CTU Says Some Teachers Will Not Return To School MondayThe Chicago Teachers Union on Sunday said a substantial number of teachers will not be returning to in-person work on Monday on the grounds that schools are unsafe. But as CBS 2’s Steven Graves reports, CPS is doubling down – saying the move is needed for students’ sake.
Chicago Teachers Union Takes Legal Action That Could Delay Return To School For CPS StudentsWith just a few weeks until some students return to the classroom, the union is taking legal action to ensure teachers and students are safe. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
CTU Files Injunction That Could Delay Return To School For CPS StudentsDeadlines and demands were issued Monday with regard to the return to in-person classes for Chicago Public Schools students. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Teacher Doesn't Let House Fire Stop Him From Teaching RemotelyJohn Little is 22 years old and has his first teaching job – and he wasn’t going to let a house fire get in the way of teaching his students remotely.
Southwest Side School Principal Honored For Contributions To CommunityPrincipal Victor Iturralde got a socially-distanced surprise from a group of student athletes in Pilsen Sunday for his contribution to the community.
People Performing Sex Acts Find Way Into Plainfield Middle School Zoom ClassStudents on remote learning in Plainfield ended up seeing porn recently – and in this case, the Zoom call wasn’t hacked. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Former Student Sues Minooka Community High School, Says Racism Is Blatant And EntrenchedRacial slurs, threats, anti-Semitic symbols – a former Minooka Community High School student says hate crimes are rampant in classrooms there. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Chicago Teachers Union Slams CPS In-Person Learning PlanThe Mayor's office is calling for a return to in-person learning for some students in January and February.
Pilot Program Bringing E-Learning To Students Without Internet AccessDatacasting technology is poised to bring e-learning to tens of thousands of kids in Indiana - and it could save the state millions. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.