- Rockford teachers union demands choice for teachers to work from home, district requiring teachers in schools
- > Nov 25, 6:46 AM: The Rockford Public School Board met both in-person and online Tuesday night for its board meeting. The Rockford Education Association demanded the board consider giving teachers the option to teach from home during the
- Catholic schools can transition to remote learning after Thanksgiving, archdiocese says
- Nov 23, 7:13 AM: The decision comes after parents, principals and other school employees were surveyed last week “to gauge their comfort with in-person learning in December,” an archdioceses spokesman said.
- What Can Catholic Schools Teach CPS About In-Person Learning?
- Nov 19, 8:05 AM: Catholic schools have stayed in-person through the pandemic. It’s made Chicago Public Schools think it can do the same.
- CPS students getting more A’s — but also more F’s as remote learning continues
- Nov 19, 7:26 AM: District officials say they worry they’ll “lose a generation of students” if they can’t return to in-person learning soon.
- Chicago Public Schools will resume in-person classes in January, but more suburban districts revert to remote learning amid COVID-19 surge
- Nov 18, 1:45 PM: Chicago Public Schools has announced that it will continue to provide classes through remote learning until after the winter break, but then plans to begin bringing students back on Jan. 11.
- Illinois teachers union calls on Gov. Pritzker to close school buildings again because of COVID-19 surge
- > Nov 17, 7:33 AM: Officials with one of the state’s largest teachers unions on Monday urged Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the state’s board of education and local school districts to take immediate action to close school buildings because of
- Letter: Parents should have school choice
- > Nov 17, 6:37 AM: Parents around the country are beginning to realize that the public schools are not there to meet their child’s individual needs. It’s time that parents be allowed to take their education dollars and spend them where those
- Letter: How ‘successful’ really are Chicago’s Catholic schools in reopening during the pandemic?
- > Nov 16, 7:50 AM: As a resident of Chicago and as the communications director of Raise Your Hand, I have received personal messages about several schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago, both in the city and the suburbs, that have closed for
- Largest teachers union says educators leaving profession in droves due to safety concerns, burnout
Largest teachers union says educators leaving profession in droves due to safety concerns, burnout
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- Illinois Education Association calls for help addressing unsafe conditions in schools
- Nov 12, 7:26 AM: On Wednesday officials with the Illinois Education Association (IEA) called on local health departments for help in addressing unsafe conditions in schools.
- Some Parents In Barrington Parents Say E-Learning Is Not Working And They Want Kids Back In School, And Court May Be Next Step
- > Nov 10, 8:15 AM: Some parents in northwest suburban Barrington say remote learning is not working and want their kids back in school. They have rallied and met with the school board, and on Monday, they told CBS 2’s Jermont Terry they
- Feds Hit An Illinois Charter School Chain With A Big Fine
- > Nov 9, 8:00 AM: Concept Schools Inc. — which has four publicly-financed campuses in Chicago and dozens of other charter schools in the Midwest — allegedly engaged in a bid-rigging scheme to steer federally funded technology contracts to
- Teachers' Union Suffers Setback In Effort To Delay School Reopening In Chicago
- Nov 6, 7:58 AM: The question of when Chicago Public Schools must seek the consent of its teachers to reopen school buildings has been a point of conflict.
- Kids belong in school — the real thing — and Chicago can make it work
- Nov 6, 7:22 AM: For proof that Chicago’s public schools can be reopened safely, look no further than the successful example of the city’s Catholic schools.
- Lightfoot confident CPS can safely move forward with in-person learning despite huge spike in COVID-19 cases
- Nov 6, 7:16 AM: The mayor and city health commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady would not set a return date but said planning for in-person schooling would continue.
- Parents seek answers about masks, distancing, pods as CPS looks to reopen schools and plans for simultaneous teaching of kids who remain home
- > Oct 29, 8:13 AM: Though CPS leaders say they value the voices of the school communities, Raise Your Hand’s Jennie Biggs said the hashtag #CPSTalkToUs was trending in Chicago this week because so many people still want answers and authentic
- Chicago Public Schools asks parents to weigh in on district’s reopening plans
- Oct 27, 6:19 AM: A new survey is giving Chicago Public Schools parents a chance to weigh in on the district’s potential return to in-person learning Monday.
- Commentary: 5 ways CPS could better serve students during the pandemic
- > Oct 27, 5:04 AM: The CTU seems unconcerned that the district’s enrollment has been plummeting, declining for 17 consecutive years with a record single-year enrollment loss of about 14,500 this year, the largest drop in two decades, to
- As CPS weighs reopening schools, it claims the teachers union ‘refuses to even discuss a return to in-person learning’
- > Oct 26, 7:41 AM: The Chicago Teachers Union, which has raised serious concerns about plans to resume in-person classes next quarter, has filed a new unfair labor practice charge, accusing Chicago Public Schools of illegally refusing to
- Decision day looms for some Chicago Public Schools parents: Remote learning or in-person classes?
- Oct 23, 6:48 AM: The first wave of Chicago Public Schools families whose children are eligible to return to schools have until next Wednesday to decide if they will.
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