The Inclusive Athletic Attire Act allows for Illinois student athletes to modify uniforms for cultural or religious reasons without penalty.
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Experts say establishing a goodbye ritual and reassuring kids they are safe can help with the anxiety of returning to in-person school.
Pedro Martinez is currently superintendent of a San Antonio school district. He will become CPS’ first permanent Latino leader.
“I just don’t feel like it’s a safe environment,” said one Chicago parent whose son was exposed to a COVID case in the first week of school.
Some experts say it’s too early to tell how much of the rise in cases is related to in-person learning, increased testing or more spread.
Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange collects and repairs reusable materials for Chicago teachers.
The school district says 20,439 teaching positions were staffed on the first day of school, up 6% from 19,360 three years ago.
Nearly 3,000 CPS students and staff already have been identified as a close contact of someone who had COVID-19 at school, new data shows.
Only eight districts submitted a remote program to the state. “Why go backward and not have options for families?” one superintendent said.