CPS, CTU reach tentative deal to provide in-person learning as planned for high school students

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CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CPS CEO Janice Jackson announced Thursday a tentative agreement has been reached with Chicago Teachers Union, which will provide in-person instruction for high school students as planned starting on April 19.

The tentative agreement will be voted on by the CTU’s House of Delegates as part of the Union’s review process.

“In-person learning will resume for high school students for the first time in more than a year, and for the first time since March 2020 students in all grade levels at CPS have access to in-person learning. It is a critical milestone for our families and it’s a tremendous step forward for the academic and social-emotional well-being of our students.”

Early Thursday morning, teachers set up outside Benito Juarez High School to teach students remotely. The union put on the same type of protest for TV cameras in the last round of negotiations that nearly ended in a strike.

CPS high school teachers were supposed to report Wednesday, but the union voted to continue teaching remotely until a deal was reached.

The union cites rising Covid numbers in the city as another reason it’s important to continue to push the district for concessions in four key areas, which include student scheduling.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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