Some students questioned the wisdom of testing the city’s remote learning platform during a scheduled day off.

After a December exercise failed to prevent a remote day debacle in February, the city’s Education Department hopes the drill will demonstrate the systems’ ability to handle the load.

During an oversight hearing, local lawmakers grilled city officials about why families couldn’t log on for remote learning during a snowstorm on Feb. 13.

Parents and educators were frustrated by the morning’s tech problems, preventing teachers from conducting remote instruction, as promised.

Some districts are holding classes online to fill gaps caused by teacher shortages.

The remote learning practice comes as the city’s schools have faced multiple severe weather events this year.

The Class of 2023 were freshmen when the pandemic disrupted in-person learning. District data indicate 84% of those students graduated in four years, the highest rate in modern history.

Researchers also found that the share of CPS students enrolling in college recently has risen.

The public health crisis paused state testing, impacting how the state typically evaluates schools.

The tentative deal with the United Federation of Teachers includes annual wage increases between 3% to 3.5% over five years. It follows the pattern of raises set by District Council 37.

High school students, those who attend schools that serve grades 6-12, and other alternative programs will shift to remote learning on Friday.

Students’ struggle to recover from pre-pandemic disruptions is also a cause for concern, the new report says.

The project involved counting up technology such as tablets, laptops, desktop computers, printers, and smartboards.

The seismic shift that made devices more accessible to students than ever before has now pushed some teachers to fold technology more often into their lesson plans. 

Although schools keep a record of devices, city watchdogs have criticized the education department for having no centralized system.

Data obtained by Chalkbeat suggests that the temporary policy change — first canceling the English Regents and then not requiring a passing score to graduate — made it easier for English language learners to earn their diplomas.

District officials expect repairs at Southeastern H.S. to be completed in two months.

The initiative reaches roughly 1,500 students across 58 schools, with 23 separate courses.

The school opened last year as an alternative to in-person learning. Parents and teachers pleaded with district leaders to keep it open.