The CPS reopening plan offers families two poor choices: two in-person days with hybrid, or stay remote with less live teacher time. It’s time to address the learning needs of students.
Tag: Remote learning
Keys to Reopening: Consistency, Creativity and Compassion
For CPS elementary schools, the shift into partial hybrid and partial remote creates major disruptions. Here’s how LaSalle Language Academy is working to make the best of it.
Parents Call for More Attention to Remote Learning and Reducing Digital Inequity
Raise Your Hand parents have developed a plan called Trust Learning Care (TLC), with concrete demands like $12.5 million more for students to access devices and Internet, a full commitment to meeting every student in special education’s IEP or 504 plan, at-home learning kits for young remote learners and outdoor options as the weather warms up.
Neither the Pandemic Nor Remote Learning Stops Kidz Express from Helping West Side Kids
Across the country, educators, kids and families have experienced major disruptions due to the pandemic – ones they are still undergoing. Here in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, Kidz Express offers direct support for kids and families. Through tutoring and homework help, we support their teachers, too. Kidz Express began when our two founders, Duane Ehresman and Warren King, were looking for…
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…
E-Learning Is a Nightmare, But We’re Still in a Public Health Crisis
The value of human life should far outweigh any inconveniences we are all suffering at this moment.
The School Reopening Push Will Cost Lives Without Helping Children
As a parent, I’m terrified for my child. As a teacher, I fear for my own life and the lives of my students and their families. No one can teach or learn from the grave.
Madres de Chicago Hablan en Serio acerca de Aprendizaje Remoto
Ayer, dos madres de las Empacadoras hablaron a la Junta de Educación acerca de las realidades de aprendizaje remoto para muchos estudiantes. Puede escuchar toda la reunion aquí, pero es mucho tiempo. Los testimonios de las madres están abajo. De Consuelo Martinez, madre de una estudiante de Back of the Yards College Prep: Mi nombre es Consuelo Martinez. Soy madre…