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CPS officials said the authorization will allow the district to be nimble and prepared for unexpected purchases.
Chicago’s graduating seniors were in their sophomore year of high school when schools shuttered in 2020. They reflect here on their experiences of going to school during the COVID era.
The COVID vaccines will be available after authorization from the Food and Drug Administration Friday and expected approval by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Students who pass their course this year but fail or miss a Regents exam due to illness, injury or quarantine, could still earn a diploma under a new state proposal.
Schools will see less money in new budget deal, but Mayor Eric Adams says they’re not cuts. Instead, he sees the funding as reflecting the decreased student population.
A look at the challenges Chicago Public Schools faced trying to meet student needs.
As federal stimulus funding starts to wind down, school leaders are facing tough choices with declining budgets and enrollment.
Among over 1 million child care workers, 405 died from COVID in 2020 — a higher rate than workers overall.
Indianapolis Public Schools offered retention bonuses in late March to 3,200 eligible staff members, but they came with an attendance requirement that staff couldn’t take more than two sick days for the remainder of the semester.
The masking requirement at Oscar Mayer Magnet School and 20 classrooms comes as Chicago Public Schools cases have increased in recent weeks, surpassing the mid-January omicron surge.
The mask mandate, which comes amid rising case counts in the city, will continue indefinitely.
The SEED program aims to help students who have sensory issues that are “dramatically impacting their school performance.”
School districts across the nation have reported rising chronic absenteeism this school year, as in-person schooling resumed for the first time in over a year during the pandemic.
‘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.
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