Parent activism over remote schooling highlights inequities in the Chicago area

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Christopher Vazquez Medill Reports Parents and medical professionals are sounding the alarm on mental health concerns for children and teenagers during the pandemic. This has led some, like Evanston pediatrician and mother Dr. Valerie Kimball, to advocate for resuming in-person learning. Meanwhile, others like Chicago activist and father Joseph Williams are calling for greater resources […]

CPS teachers fought for access to COVID vaccines. Now, they might become mandatory.


Christopher Vazquez Medill Reports With Chicago Public Schools teachers returning to in-person learning, the school district is now trying to keep track of who’s received a COVID-19 vaccine and — in some cases — require district employees to get vaccinated. But some teachers are concerned over how the district is approaching this. Christopher Vazquez is […]

Here’s what’s in the reopening framework for Chicago Public Schools

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Christopher Vazquez Medill Reports After a tense standoff between the Chicago Teachers Union and the school district, the union has approved a framework for resuming in-person learning — but it’s not everything teachers were hoping for. Christopher Vazquez is a video reporter at Medill. You can follow him on Twitter at @ByChrisVazquez.