CPS and individual schools must keep talking with families through the summer. Community visits and school-based meetings could reduce fears.
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.
Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union continued talks this week about how to reopen district schools safely for families who want an in-person option. But so far, there’s no deal. Chalkbeat Chicago keeps track of the blow-by-blow here. While talks continue behind closed doors, parents are speaking out publicly about the challenges of remote learning and the lack…
After a day with no further progress in negotiations over reopening, Mayor Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson issued an ultimatum: show up for work Monday or get locked out Tuesday. Back on Friday, the district and the union announced tentative agreement on a number of issues, but made no further progress over the weekend. The biggest hurdles:…
While the union and the district haggle over the fine details of reopening, the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association has released a three-phase reopening plan that could address the deeper concerns of teachers, parents and communities.
The mayor has proclaimed that this plan is about equity and continuously talks about Black and Brown children struggling. We should provide in-person learning or a safe place to be if children are struggling, but is *this* plan the way to do it?
Chicago Unheard has shared a lot of strong opinions about reopening. But today, while district and union leaders negotiate, we bring you three stories of families who aren’t taking part in those negotiations.
Lux spoke about her younger brother’s struggle with remote learning. “My mom has to choose either to let him fail or risk the health of our entire family. Why is that even a conversation?