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CPS Partners with Community Groups to “Reimagine” School Safety

Today, Chicago Public Schools announced it is partnering with five Chicago community groups to create alternatives to police in schools. The five groups are: The Ark of St. Sabina, BUILD Inc., Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI), Mikva Challenge and Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE). Each group will receive a $30,000 grant for the work, which was funded…

If CPS and CTU Can’t Get Their Act Together, Parents Should Get Their Money Back

The pandemic-related tensions between Chicago’s school district and teachers union are boiling over.  Chicago Public Schools says the Chicago Teachers Union’s January 24 vote to not teach in-person classes until teachers are vaccinated is potentially “an illegal strike.” “Our collective bargaining agreement includes a no-strike clause, and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board has ruled a strike of this nature…

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