Coronavirus

‘I believe that virtual learning is here to stay whether or not we have a pandemic’ schools Chancellor David Banks says.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill providing paid COVID sick leave for school staff and restoring sick days taken during the 2021-2022 school year. Here’s what to know about the law.
About 57% of high school students are vaccinated, so the move will significantly increase the share of students who are eligible to attend.
The move from low to medium transmission risk will not trigger a citywide mask mandate, or other restrictions, health officials say.
But the district is leaving the details to schools, and not all students are getting help.
Superintendent Nikolai Vitti cited opposition among union members but signaled he would go ahead with lifting the mandate on July 1.
After serving as the Illinois state board of education’s chair since 2019, Darren Reisberg will leave to become the 11th president of Hartwick College.
The vote is unlikely to have an immediate impact on school budgets, but delays in approving a formula could hamper principals’ ability to plan and hire staff.
Questions remain about how the city will spend the remainder of billions in federal COVID stimulus funding on New York City’s school system.
Advocates are concerned that the decline could knock students off track academically.
Closing schools, though, often ignites a firestorm, since it can mean losing a source of community, local pride, and stable jobs.
Experts warn that traditional credit recovery programs may not be enough to reverse the graduation downturn.
Detroit is one of the few school districts in Michigan requiring universal testing for all employees, students and contractors.
One of the largest pushes this year went toward expanding free child care. The city’s public schools will receive just over $12 billion in state funding.
In an exclusive interview with Chalkbeat, Joris Ray discusses how he has managed to stay positive amid turmoil
The teacher challenged the Detroit school district’s requirement that most teachers work in person, citing medical conditions that put her at risk of acute COVID-19.
Detroit is among the few remaining school districts in the state, along with Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo, that still have a mask requirement.
With the end of the school year approaching, NYC schools have spent just about half of this year’s COVID relief, according to a comptroller report.
Any uptick in enrollment is welcome news to Michigan educators, who have been warning that students were missing out on critical education experiences.
Illinois’ spring legislative session ended early Saturday morning. This is where education bills landed.
The pandemic helped drive the state’s decision to scrap the requirement, and follows reforms in recent years to teacher certification in New York.
A University of Chicago study brings key takeaways on school-family communication from caregivers and educators.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill that gives school employees paid COVID sick leave and restores sick days to teachers who took COVID-related time off during the 2021-2022 school year.
Our newsroom has worked with several dedicated photographers to document these times. These journalists have given us a bird’s eye view of what we otherwise couldn’t see — the lived experiences of school communities that we cover.
Despite a gradual uptick in overall vaccine rates since December, the nation’s third largest district is struggling to make inroads at predominantly Black schools on the South and West Sides.
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