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Chicago principals say they were blindsided by announcement some schools might offer in-person learning Friday - Erie News Now

Chicago principals say they were blindsided by announcement some schools might offer in-person learning Friday - Erie News Now
By Dakin Andone and Omar Jimenez, CNN

By Dakin Andone and Omar Jimenez, CNN As school district officials and the teachers union continue to negotiate a return to classrooms, Chicago Public Schools announced Thursday that while most schools will be closed again Friday, a few will have in-person learning and activities.The district tweeted Thursday evening that in-person learning and activities may be available "at a small number of schools" on Friday.According to a news release that includes the letter, 75% of administrators agreed in a survey sent Monday that the school system should go remote for one or two weeks and in that time "ensure the districtwide return to in-person learning is safe."They point the fingers at the district, then they point the fingers at the teachers," said Casas, who wants students to be learning in-person.

" In-person learning had resumed Monday, but the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) voted Tuesday night to teach virtually instead.The union has said conditions for in-person learning were unsafe, citing inadequate staffing and testing as new Covid-19 cases and new hospitalizations among children reached record highs.

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