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Chicago opens 4 COVID-19 vaccine sites for school employees

Feb. 14, 2021 15:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Four COVID-19 vaccination sites dedicated to Chicago Public Schools teachers and staff are expected to be fully operational in the coming week, district officials said. Starting Monday, Chicago will reserve 1,500 shots weekly for employees in the...

Chicago begins return to classrooms after bitter union fight

Feb. 11, 2021 00:26 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago parents Willie and Brittany Preston have spent nearly a year wrestling with online school schedules for their six children, often with everyone hovered over devices around the dining room table. Starting Thursday, they'll get relief. Their...

Union approves deal with Chicago schools to return to class

Feb. 10, 2021 14:46 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union has approved a deal with the nation’s third-largest school district to get students back to class during the coronavirus pandemic, union officials announced early Wednesday. The vote, which closed before midnight, ends the...

Chicago Teachers Union approves deal with nation’s third-largest school district to return to classrooms amid pandemic

Feb. 10, 2021 05:53 AM EST
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Teachers Union approves deal with nation’s third-largest school district to return to classrooms amid pandemic.

Union leaders send Chicago schools reopening plan to members

Feb. 09, 2021 00:38 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union agreed Monday to let thousands of union members vote on a proposed deal to get students back into classes, clearing another hurdle in the fight to reopen the nation's third-largest school district amid the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Ex-Chicago Teachers Union leader Karen Lewis dies at age 67

Feb. 08, 2021 15:51 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Karen Lewis, a former Chicago Teachers Union president and onetime mayoral hopeful, has died at age 67, a spokeswoman said Monday. Known for her fiery speaking style, Lewis seriously considered a challenge against then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel before she was...

Chicago mayor touts deal with union to reopen schools

Feb. 07, 2021 20:36 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot touted a preliminary agreement with the teachers union over COVID-19 safety protocols on Sunday, potentially averting a strike in the nation’s third-largest school district. Some students could return to classrooms as soon...

Chicago Teachers Union: City has stopped negotiating

Feb. 05, 2021 19:45 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Talks over coronavirus safety protocols at public schools in Chicago have broken off after Mayor Lori Lightfoot and district officials walked away from the bargaining table, the Chicago Teachers Union said Friday. The announcement came hours after...

Chicago mayor demands teachers return, union offers proposal

Feb. 04, 2021 18:58 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday that the city was reviewing the teachers' union latest proposal on COVID-19 safety protocols to return to classrooms, a development hours after her demand for a deal by the end of the day. Lightfoot had accused...

Chicago schools, union continue talks over virus safety plan

Feb. 03, 2021 23:03 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago extended remote learning for tens of thousands of public school students after city, school and teachers' union officials on Wednesday were once again unable to reach an agreement over COVID-19 safety protocols. In a statement, Chicago Public...