Parents plan for kids if Chicago teachers strike

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Parents plan for kids if Chicago teachers strike
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By DON BABWIN

Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) – With Chicago teachers poised to go on strike for the first time in a quarter century, parents spent Sunday worrying about how much their children’s education might suffer and where their kids will go while they’re at work.

Teachers said they would walk off the job Monday if no deal was reached with the nation’s third-largest district by midnight on issues such as pay, job security and evaluations. Parents have been waiting nervously for word of progress as city and union officials send messages that are discouraging one day and encouraging the next.

School officials have said they would open more than 140 schools between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. if there is a strike so that children can eat lunch and breakfast in a district where most of the 400,000 students receive free meals.

“They’re going to lose learning time,” said Beatriz Fierro, whose daughter is in the fifth grade on the city’s southwest side. “And if the whole afternoon they’re going to be free, it’s bad. Of course you’re worried.”

Working parents such as Eric Ferrer said opening buildings for four hours won’t help them much because they have to be at work all day. Ferrer, a cook, said his children can stay home Monday with his wife, who works in a store. But if a strike went more than one day, they would have a pro…………… continues on WSHM-TV

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Abu Dhabi Education Council encourages parents to support their children upon …
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Regardless of age and gender, parents and teachers are encouraged to partner with one another to create a smooth and positive experience for students.

Parents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the different subjects being taught to their children, and become aware of any changes in the school curriculum, as well as familiarize themselves with their children’s teacher.

Studies show that parents who continue to stay involved in their children’s lives throughout all grade levels, including high school, help encourage their children to perform better in their studies.

The transition from flexible hours and a relaxing holiday to a classroom environment and routine requires discipline and dedication, which parents can help create through presenting a well- organized schedule that encourages early bedtime hours, healthy nutrition and supportive messages about returning to school and meeting new students and teachers.

“It is important for parents and schools to establish a communication link. The involvement of a parent is extremely important for a child’s educational journey. We here in the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) encourage parents to participate in their children’s preparation plans during their return back to school. Buying new books, a uniform, new shoes, new school supplies and stationary for your children is not only psyc…………… continues on AME Info

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