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School's Out in Nation's 3rd-Largest District—Again

Chicago Public Schools fails to reach agreement with teachers union

(Newser) - Update: Chicago Public Schools has canceled Thursday classes, the second day in a row, after failing to reach an agreement with the teachers union over virtual learning and other COVID-19 protocols amid the latest surge in cases. The closure will affect 350,000 students, the AP reports. Our original story ...

NYC Mayor Makes Big Call on Schools: 'It's Time'

Bill de Blasio said the city's schools will be all in person in the fall, with no remote option

(Newser) - New York City schools will be all in person this fall, with no remote options, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday. "We can't have a full recovery without full-strength schools, everyone back, sitting in those classrooms," de Blasio said on MSNBC's Morning Joe, per the AP...

Schools Leave No Room for Snow Days
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Snow Days Are History in New York

City's district decides disappointed students should return to remote learning

(Newser) - One of the most joyous announcements of childhood—"Snow day!"—will not be heard in New York City next winter. Starting next school year, when snow falls or school buildings are closed because of an emergency, students are to stay home and return to remote learning, the...

Dad Got Up to Speak on School Closures. It Wasn't Pretty

Brandon Michon says his 'blood started boiling' before his tirade to Loudoun County School Board

(Newser) - A Virginia dad showed up at a school board meeting this week, and a clip of his furious speech about schools that still aren't open amid the pandemic has gone viral. In a video circulating online, Brandon Michon, whose kids are 5 and 8, called the board "a...

Trip by Teachers' Rep Doesn't Go Over Well

Chicago union VP Sarah Chambers is under fire for Puerto Rico photo on Instagram

(Newser) - A Chicago Teachers Union leader is in hot water after a photo emerged of her apparently sitting poolside in the Caribbean while she personally urged other city educators not to return to the classroom due to unsafe COVID-related conditions. Per WGN9 , CTU executive board member and area vice president Sarah...

First-Grade Remote Class Turns Absolutely Horrifying

Sexual assault of girl is livestreamed during lesson

(Newser) - A Chicago Public Schools remote learning class turned absolutely horrifying Thursday when a 7-year-old girl was sexually assaulted during the livestream, police say. The teacher of the first-grade class frantically cried, "Log off! Log off!" to other students, who were confused and alarmed by what they were seeing,...

Boy, 9, Suspended for BB Gun Spotted on Zoom

Louisiana student's parents are now suing

(Newser) - A Louisiana 4th-grader was suspended from school for six days after a teacher spotted what turned out to be a BB gun on his screen during a virtual class on Sept. 11. Now the 9-year-old's parents are suing, CNN reports. During a hearing last month, the school board found...

Situation Worsens for Student Who Protested Remote Learning

Maverick Stow arrested last week, and this week learned he's suspended til June

(Newser) - The New York high school student who protested his school's hybrid learning plan by attending classes on campus has been suspended for the rest of the school year. Maverick Stow, a 17-year-old senior, was initially hit with a five-day suspension early last week when he attended school on a...

Teen Suspended for Attending His School's In-Person Classes

It was Maverick Stow's assigned day to be attending remotely

(Newser) - Maverick Stow, a 17-year-old high school senior, thinks students should be attending in-person classes five days a week. So, to protest his New York school's hybrid learning model, Stow went ahead and attended his classes in person on Tuesday—despite that day being his assigned day to attend remotely....

Chicago Drops 'Hybrid' Plan for Schools This Fall

School year will start with remote learning

(Newser) - Chicago’s mayor on Wednesday announced that the nation’s third-largest school district will not welcome students back to the classroom to start the school year, and will instead rely on remote instruction. The city's decision to abandon its plan to have students attend in-person classes for two days...

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