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Chicago Schools to Reopen After Reaching Deal With Teachers’ Union

The city of Chicago and the Chicago Teachers Union agreed to return to in-person learning in a deal that would include additional testing and metrics to close schools with major virus outbreaks.

“I’m pleased to report that the Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates voted to end their work stoppage. That means teachers will be back in classes tomorrow, and all students should return on Wednesday. We know that this has been very difficult for students and families. Our goal throughout this entire process was to both get our students back to in-person learning as quickly as possible, and prevent work disruptions for the rest of the school year. Switching completely back to remote learning again without a public health reason to do so would have created and amplified the social, emotional and economic turmoil that far too many of our families are facing.” “This agreement is the only modicum of safety that is available for anyone that steps foot in a Chicago public school, especially in the places in this city where testing is low, and where vaccination rates are low.”

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Chicago Schools to Reopen After Reaching Deal With Teachers’ Union

By The Associated Press January 11, 2022

The city of Chicago and the Chicago Teachers Union agreed to return to in-person learning in a deal that would include additional testing and metrics to close schools with major virus outbreaks.

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