Teachers working for some charter school operators have reached agreements about reopening schools while the Chicago Teachers Union continues to negotiate with Chicago Public Schools.
Chicago’s school district announced Friday that it plans to start vaccinating teachers for the coronavirus in mid-February, though it remained to be seen if that would be enough to stop the teachers union from voting to defy the district’s order to return to their classrooms next week.
Chicago Public Schools teacher Lori Torres expresses her concerns regarding the district's reopening plans and why they are putting teachers in harm's way.
FOX 32's Joanie Lum reports...
Chicago teachers began voting Thursday to defy orders to report for in-person class next week ahead of elementary students’ return, actions the nation’s third-largest school district said could lead to “an illegal strike.”
Delegates with the Chicago Teachers Union have approved a walkout, sending the vote to the full union membership.
About 6,000 children — all of them preschoolers and children with complex disabilities — were welcomed back in CPS classrooms Monday for the first time in 300 days, along with 1,200 teachers and 1,700 clinicians.
Chicago teachers punished for refusing to show up for the start of in-person classes over COVID-19 concerns, demonstrated Wednesday outside the school board president’s home.
About 6,000 children returned to Chicago Public Schools classrooms Monday for the first time in 300 days.
LaTanya McDade, chief education officer at Chicago Public Schools, talks about the reopening of classrooms to students and what they want to accomplish going forward.
FOX 32's Joanie Lum reports..
Chicago Public Schools students began their return to the classroom Monday as school doors opened to thousands of pre-kindergarten and some special education students.
Hilario Dominguez, a special education teacher at Cooper Elementary School, voices his concerns over the return to in-person learning in Chicago Public Schools.
Lori Torres, a teacher at Monroe Elementary School, talks about why she doesn't feel safe returning to the classroom.
FOX 32's Joanie Lum reports...
Some in-person instruction at Chicago public schools will resume Monday for the first time in months, the city’s mayor and school chief reaffirmed Friday, warning teachers that their absence will have consequences.
WBEZ reporter Sarah Karp breaks down her recent reporting on Chicago Public Schools teachers and students returning to in-person learning.
Only half of Chicago Public Schools teachers expected in schools ahead of preschool students’ anticipated return next week showed up, district officials said Tuesday in an increasingly contentious battle over classroom learning during the coronavirus pandemic.
Roughly 5,800 teachers and staff were expected in classrooms Monday, according to a report. It wasn’t clear how many showed.
The Chicago Teacher's Union says that many members will not show up for work on Monday, in spite of instructions from the district.