- For some CPS employees, the school year is already off to a rough start, even before classes begin Tuesday
- > Sep 4, 7:17 AM: The Chicago Teachers Union has been fielding complaints from members around the city as they return to schools. Cases like Rojas’ raise the question of what to do when a co-worker is not following the rules, whether they are
- To Help Lessen ‘Yet Another Economic Divide,’ Parents Launch DIY Learning Pods
- Sep 4, 7:12 AM: Some parents are paying for extra help to oversee remote learning pods — an option not all can afford. Parents and educators have a solution.
- Park districts, individuals turn to remote learning ‘pods’ in Glenview and Northbrook
- > Sep 2, 5:38 AM: Using her own experience as a teacher and instructional assistant, she also wanted to lead a small pod of students around his age. The demand for pandemic pods or micro schools, as they’re sometimes called, started growing as many
- CPS to face ‘very, very tough decisions,’ potential budget cuts if federal funding falls through, board president says
- Aug 27, 7:29 AM: District leaders have assumed $343 million of federal dollars in the CPS budget that was approved Wednesday by the Board of Education.
- The Pandemic Is Pushing Some CPS Families To Turn To Private Schools
- > Aug 26, 6:29 AM: This summer, many parents like Sinclair are taking a fresh look at private schools. Some say there is too much uncertainty in CPS, which recently announced plans to start the year with remote learning only, while others are going
- A Union Education in Chicago
- Aug 24, 8:24 AM: Catholic schools are reopening for classroom instruction in Chicago—that is, unless the teachers union can get the politicians to shut them down.
- Teachers Demand Switch To Remote Learning At Chicago Archdiocese Schools Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
- > Aug 21, 5:35 AM: Teachers said they have heard about the worries of hundreds of other educators from dozens of Chicago Archdiocese schools. They demand that all Archdiocese schools begin remote learning, and teachers like Cahill be a more important
- Letter: Chicago schools plan for remote learning falls woefully short
- Aug 20, 7:17 AM: I’m not surprised the Chicago Teachers Union objects to the fall framework for remote learning presented by the Chicago Public Schools. I, too, object.
- Catholic Schools Open In The Chicago Area Amid Teacher Concerns About COVID-19
- > Aug 18, 6:10 AM: The school in suburban Elk Grove Village was one of many Catholic schools opening Monday for the first time since schools in Illinois shut down in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. All of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s schools,
- While CPS pivots to remote learning, Catholic schools in Chicago and suburbs stand by plans to reopen fully as teachers and parents fret
- Aug 10, 6:42 AM: While Chicago Public Schools has pivoted to a remote learning start for fall, area Catholic schools are moving ahead with plans for a full return to in-person classes five days a week.
- ‘Every choice is a sacrifice’: Alternative school options see surge of interest as COVID-19 prompts districts, including CPS, to go remote
- > Aug 6, 6:03 AM: With Mayor Lori Lightfoot announcing Wednesday that the new school year will begin with remote learning instead of a hybrid plan in Chicago, parents are figuring out how to move forward with the option that best fits their
- Chicago Public Schools is expected to announce move to remote learning after Chicago Teachers Union threatens to strike: sources
- > Aug 5, 7:50 AM: Chicago Public Schools is expected to announce as soon as Wednesday an all-remote learning plan to start the school year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a move that could avert a potential Chicago Teachers Union strike,
- Editorial: The gross politicization of school reopening plans
- Aug 5, 7:25 AM: As school districts across the country develop reopening plans — some on the fly more than others — the issue of balancing instruction and safety has leapt into the wrong lane: politics.
- Private schools in Naperville see spike in interest from parents wanting in-person classes for their children
- Aug 5, 7:13 AM: Parochial schools in Naperville are being inundated by parents searching for alternatives to public schools for the upcoming school year.
- Lightfoot ‘does not have the guts to close schools,’ Chicago Teachers Union claims as it protests plan for in-person classes in CPS this fall
- Aug 4, 7:09 AM: With Chicago Public Schools parents facing a deadline days away to opt in or out of in-person classes this fall, parents and teachers in Chicago and across the country are calling for schools to open safely or not at all.
- Why some Chicago parents might opt against remote learning for this fall
- Aug 4, 6:41 AM: The hybrid, with a mix of in-person and remote learning, gives them the option to change their minds later, when we have more information about what these models will mean for our kids and the trajectory of the pandemic.
- Chicago Teachers Union to Hold Car Caravan to Push for Remote Learning
- Aug 3, 7:10 AM: The Chicago Teachers Union and multiple other organizations planned to hold several events Monday to push for schools to start the academic year with remote learning as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
- Teacher unions call for online learning, threaten strikes if safety steps not met
- Jul 30, 7:36 AM: The state's two teachers unions say all schools should start the year with remote learning and threaten strikes "absent a practical safety plan that includes a clear line of responsibility and enforcement.
- ‘Pandemic pods’ and ‘micro-schools’: How parents are finding ways to help their kids — and themselves — manage schooling at home
- > Jul 28, 7:34 AM: But as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage — and after learning that her daughter and her Chicago Public Schools classmates will be doing remote learning at home at least part of the time when the new school year starts in
- Defying Chicago’s Teachers Union, CPS Wants A Mix Of In-Person And Remote Learning This Fall
- > Jul 20, 7:37 AM: The school district’s plan sets up a clash with the Chicago Teachers Union, especially because it requires most teachers and staff to be in school buildings most days. Earlier this week, CTU leaders said the school district should