Roughly 150 employees were docked pay and locked out of Chicago Public Schools systems earlier this week, meaning they can't teach remotely either as classes began this week for thousands of pre-kindergarten and special education students. District officials said late Wednesday that the number had dropped to 100 as staff members either returned to work or presented a valid excuse, such as a quarantine.
Opinion: For decades we have told our youth to “stay true to yourself” and “stick up for what you believe,” as if there were some virtue in stubborn persistence alone.
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.
As students disembarked yellow buses at socially distanced stops Monday morning outside Southside Occupational Academy High School, a staff member took their temperatures with a handheld scanner. Once cleared, each student walked alone through one of several designated entrances to the West Englewood school.
A former Joliet high school teacher who had sex with a female student at a Naperville hotel has been sentenced to four years in prison, according to the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office.
A bill aimed at making college education and teacher preparation programs more accessible and affordable for people of color began working its way through the General Assembly on Saturday with the formal introduction of language that lawmakers have been negotiating for months.
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.
CPS CEO Janice Jackson said staff members who don’t show up — as about half failed to do this week — will be deemed absent without leave “and ineligible for pay going forward.”
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The Chicago Teachers Union is proposing that Chicago Public Schools delay in-person learning until all employees have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and for the union and school district to develop a mutually agreed-upon schedule for an extended school year.
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.
More than half of Chicago Public Schools teachers who were expected to return to schools Monday did not show up, CEO Janice Jackson said.
Chicago Teachers Union members who are refusing to return to the classroom said Monday they’re worried about losing their jobs but they believe that reopening schools is a greater risk.
The Chicago Teachers Union says its members will not return to school buildings on Monday, in defiance of Chicago Public Schools’ reopening plans.
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Naomi Campbell and Cipriani Restaurants NYC partnered up to deliver 1,000 food parcels to frontline healthcare workers in New York this week.
A federal advisory panel recommended Sunday that people 75 and older and essential workers like firefighters, teachers and grocery store workers should be next in line for COVID-19 shots, while a second vaccine began rolling out to hospitals as the nation works to get the coronavirus pandemic under control.
Even when she was hospitalized for Covid-19 and pneumonia for three days, Philamena Belone wanted to get home so she could resume doing what she loved most -- teaching.