Cassie Walker Burke


Applications are due Friday for the hyperlocal governing bodies, and hundreds of schools so far have no one running.  

Day cares and child care centers can now set their own rules, public health officials said.

A fresh round of departures and internal promotions come at a tenuous time for the nation’s third largest school district, which has seen several notable departures the past year. 

Steering a school in the era of quarantines and closures has meant staying flexible, getting creative, and finding joy.

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Chicago’s standoff stood out for its acrimony and for leading to an abrupt shuttering of campuses that left parents and students stranded without school for five days.

Chicago’s teachers have about 24 hours to vote for or against a proposal that would end a standoff between CPS and CTU over COVID safety. 

Some parents and students say neither the city nor the union have polled them, making it impossible to quantify where the majority of parents and students stand on a reopening standoff that has stretched several days. 

Amid rising COVID cases, the Chicago Teachers Union voted to keep school buildings closed until Jan. 18 unless an agreement is reached.