Six things to know about Chicago’s standoff with teachers over reopening schools (subscription)

By: | January 29, 2021

As the Chicago Teachers Union and the school district continued its showdown over classroom reopening plans and health and safety measures during the pandemic, the city blinked again late Wednesday and said it would continue remote learning as negotiations continued.

For a second day, the district canceled in-person learning for 3,200 prekindergarten and special education students who had returned to classrooms three weeks earlier. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) said the district still intends to open schools Monday for its K-8 students.

“There are no easy choices,” Lightfoot previously said.

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