Chicago teachers back keeping kids remote until Jan. 18

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Posted at 2:25 PM, Jan 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-08 15:25:34-05

CHICAGO (AP) — Closed-door negotiations have resumed resolving a standoff between Chicago school officials and the city’s teachers union over COVID-19 precautions that canceled three days of classes this week.

The union also went public Saturday with its latest proposal to keep kids and teachers online until mid-January.

The Chicago Teachers Union wants remote learning until there’s an agreement or the latest COVID-19 surge subsides, but district leaders say remote instruction was devastating for children and their well-being.

Both sides have been negotiating a pandemic safety plan, including more standards for testing and metrics that could trigger school closures.

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