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||Chicago Public Schools to reopen Jan. 12
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Following a deadlock that spanned four school days, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) approved a proposal for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to resume in-person classes Wed., Jan. 12, The Chicago Tribune reported.
The delegates also voted Jan. 10 to suspend the union's work action that saw teachers refuse to give their lessons in person.
There will be no classes Tuesday, Jan. 11, as teachers will report to schools for planning.
In addition to a return to in-person teaching Wednesday, the plan the House of Delegates approved will set conditions by which an individual school would return to remote learning, determined by the rate of staff absences and students in quarantine or isolation, as well as whether it's during a period of high community COVID-19 transmission.
At a nighttime news conference on Jan. 10, Mayor Lori Lightfoot praised her team and hailed in-person learning, having staunchly rejected CTU's calls for a wholesale return to remote learning. Lightfoot also thanked parents who, she said, supported the district. Earlier that evening, she and CPS CEO Pedro Martinez sent a press statement that read, "Today's negotiations were productive. We are waiting to hear back from the CTU. We will update parents, students and members of the public as soon as we are able."
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