Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Briefs. Discussion »
CHICAGO The Chicago Public Schools are closed again today as the teachers strike enters into the seventh day.
Some 16,166 American Indian Students are Off School
On Monday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sought to get the court system to end the teachers strike by declaring it illegal. A judge will hear the argument tomorrow.
Teachers are expected to vote on the contract today that was tentatively agreed to last week. They asked for time to evaluate its merits and asked for more time to review it when it was presented on Sunday, which sent the strike into the second week in the nation's third largest school district
In meantime, some 16,166 American Indian students are among other Chicago Public School students off of school.
Chicago Public Schools continues to make opportunities available to CPS students to access engaging programming in a safe environment in over 450 locations across the city through the Children First plan as the Chicago Teachers Union chooses to delay ending their strike.
We remain committed to providing resources for our students to continue learning as well as full-day opportunities for students in need to stay in safe and engaging environments,
said Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard.
Programs and additional opportunities offered by partners to support families and children can be found at www.cps.edu/childrenfirst.
CPS continues to provide both breakfast and lunch for students at Children First sites. The Greater Chicago Food Depository has provided thousands of healthy snacks for students as part of this effort. CPS has also partnered with the non-profit organization Chicago Cares to coordinate volunteers to help provide support at parks and libraries to support any additional activity at those sites. And 100 City Year Corps Members on 14 teams have been redeployed from Chicago Public Schools sites to 11 parks and three libraries to lend volunteer support for students.
posted September 18, 2012 8:40 am edt