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Chicago Schools to Reopen After Reaching Deal With Teachers’ Union
Chicago Teachers Union and city of Chicago reached an agreement to resume in-person learning. This deal included additional testing and metrics to close schools that were affected by major viral outbreaks.
“I’m pleased to report that the Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates voted to end their work stoppage. Teachers will be back in class tomorrow, and students should return Wednesday. We know this has been very difficult for students as well as their families. Our goal was to get our students back to in person learning as quickly and to prevent any disruptions to work for the remainder 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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Source: NY Times