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Nader Issa covers education for the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Una escuela chárter cierra por 2 semanas debido a los casos de COVID-19

Todos los estudiantes recibieron computadoras portátiles y planes para la enseñanza remota hasta que se reanuden las clases en persona el 28 de septiembre.

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More than 5,600 CPS students ordered to quarantine in first 2 weeks of school year

Those quarantines represent about 2% of the 290,000 students at non-charter schools, yet they’re almost double the number of students the district had previously identified that have been exposed to the virus.

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CPS COVID-19 testing program ripped as ‘an abject failure’ after more delays, few students sign up

The school system is planning to administer tests at only one-third of its schools this week, and won’t extend its program to all buildings until the end of September.

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CPS charter school shuts down for 2 weeks because of COVID-19 cases

Acero Schools, one of Chicago Public Schools’ largest charter operators, closed its Zizumbo campus in the Archer Heights community Tuesday to meet the terms of its reopening agreement with the Chicago Teachers Union.

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Algunos 3,000 estudiantes de CPS han sido expuestos a personas con COVID-19

La cuarentena se ha utilizado como un método eficaz para frenar la propagación de casos en las escuelas.

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Nearly 3,000 CPS students exposed to COVID-19 in 8 days

Exactly how many students are in isolation is unclear as CPS officials have not responded to requests to provide a specific number. Unvaccinated kids aren’t required to isolate this school year.

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CPS students facing housing insecurity eligible for one-time $500 checks

The payments will be part of the city’s efforts to reengage thousands of children who lost consistent touch with their schools over the past year. Yet that financial assistance should only be a piece of the strategy to support homeless students during the pandemic, advocates have said.

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CPS says local school councils can continue meeting online, backtracking on in-person requirement

Hundreds of LSC members citywide expressed concerns about accessibility and COVID-19 safety last week when CPS told them to resume their prepandemic meeting formats.

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¿Viajó el fin de semana de Labor Day? CPS requiere que los estudiantes no vacunados no regresen a las clases

CPS anunció el abrupto cambio de política el jueves por la noche antes del fin de semana.

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CPS mandates return to in-person school council meetings, irking some representatives

If there was a pandemic silver lining at CPS, it was the increased engagement that some LSCs saw when their meetings moved online.