Slots are available for approximately 8,000 young people to participate in the after-school program that begins the week of March 8. The programs will be offered remotely, as they have been since last summer. Teens will earn a stipend between $90 and $250 depending on the length and level of expertise required for the program.
The Chicago Board of Education voted this week to renew Plato Learning Academy’s contract for two years, giving the Austin school more time to improve its rating. Specific conditions for the contract renewal will be finalized with Plato’s operator early next year, officials say.