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…
Tag: digital divide
Demand #InternetForAll for 15 Million Students Who Are #LoggedOut
On Wednesday, August 26, education activists and organizations around the country are staging a national day of action, demanding that every student have access to broadband internet. Back in March, more than 50 million schoolchildren were forced to learn from home. At least 15 million of them (nearly a third) were unable to log on and do their schoolwork simply…
Wondering How Noble Schools Are Handling Pandemic Learning? Head of School Ellen Metz Tells All
Ellen Metz, Head of Schools for the Noble Network of Charter Schools, offers creative ideas for facilities, technology and transportation so that students can have the best experience possible next school year and beyond.
Hundreds of CPS Families Told Kids First Chicago What They Really Need
While many Chicago families struggle to meet basic needs like food and diapers, they also need help with tech access and guidance to support their children’s learning.