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CPS chief says schools will reopen as planned Jan. 3 — but more classrooms could go remote

Chicago Public Schools CEO Pedro Martinez said he expects schools to reopen after winter break but that more classes could go remote amid a surge in COVID due to the omicron variant. At a Tuesday press conference, Martinez said he didn’t foresee districtwide closure, even as the city announced stricter measures for businesses. Instead, the […]

Will the bus come today? For some Illinois families, school transit still a gamble

Just before 9 a.m. on a recent Friday, Jeanette Sámano’s phone buzzed and her son’s name lit up the screen. The school bus hadn’t arrived for pickup outside Enrico Tonti Elementary School in Gage Park, he told her. With only 10 minutes to go before the start of his first class at Maria Saucedo Elementary […]