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A looming teacher strike in Chicago is about far more than just salaries
Sep 20, 7:31 AM: If Chicago teachers accept the pay raise they’ve been offered by the city’s mayor and school board — a 16 percent bump over five years — they could soon be some of the highest paid big-city teachers in the nation. >
Commentary: Before CPS teachers strike, CTU should get its own house in order
Sep 17, 7:05 AM: I’ve been a proud member of the Chicago Teachers Union since I started teaching in 1995. I’ve worked as a teacher in many of Chicago’s highest-needs neighborhoods, and I’ve dedicated my life to the students in my >
Teachers, supporters form ‘sea of red’ at Monday rally
Sep 17, 7:01 AM: Dianne Hennenfent stood outside the Springfield District 186 headquarters before the start of Monday’s school board meeting and recounted how she paid $90 out of pocket each for three of her Advanced Placement psychology >
As Chicago teacher contract issues remain unsettled, CPS and CTU ramp up rhetoric looking for a deal
Sep 16, 7:17 AM: Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s top negotiator has sent the Chicago Teachers Union a letter accusing the group of not responding to key proposals and asking that they reach a deal in the next two weeks.
Editorial: Dear Chicago Public Schools teachers: Take the deal
Sep 13, 7:54 AM: Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Board of Education have presented you with a generous contract that respects your profession and your dedication. The offer includes a 16% salary hike over five years, similar to what >
Slowik: Southland responds to critics who blame charter school for District 227 issues
Sep 13, 6:32 AM: Just as its state charter makes Southland a unique academic institution in the south suburbs, its funding and governance also are distinct. At public meetings and in online forums, some blame Southland for District 227′s >
‘Time is ticking’ on new teachers contract; Chicago schools chief says she’ll join talks when ‘appropriate’
Sep 12, 8:20 AM: While Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson said on Wednesday she will likely be part of the negotiations with the Chicago Teachers Union when the two sides get closer to finalizing a deal, the union president said >
Chicago Teachers Union sets strike vote; CPS counters that fair deal is already on the table
Sep 5, 7:01 AM: The Chicago Teachers Union inched closer to a possible strike on Wednesday — one day after schools opened for the new school year.
New program finds work, career paths for at-risk CPS grads
Sep 5, 6:52 AM: During his senior year, Mitchell, who lives in the Englewood neighborhood with his parents and sister, heard about a new program designed to give students without a solid plan after high school an opportunity for not only >
Illinois colleges ramp up pursuit of rural students: ‘Colleges need to understand more about rural areas — they are kind of in a bubble.’
Sep 4, 6:55 AM: Diversity on college campuses long has meant differences among races, ethnicity and religions. In recent years, college leaders are ramping up efforts to recruit a mix of students from urban, suburban and rural areas. But >
The Spin: As CPS starts academic year, the threat of a teacher strike looms as Mayor Lightfoot talks up a deal
Sep 4, 6:45 AM: In Chicago, meanwhile, public schools flung open the doors to a new year with a sense of uncertainty as the Chicago Teachers Union haggles with Mayor Lori Lightfoot over a contract. If they don’t strike a deal, Chicago >
No more Illinois charter school commission in 2020
Sep 4, 6:40 AM: The Illinois State Charter School Commission will soon be no more. Governor JB Pritzker signed a law last week getting rid of the commission.
CPS students go back to school as threat of teacher strike looms
Sep 3, 7:14 AM: It's back to school Tuesday for Chicago Public School students, but there's still the threat of a possible teachers' strike.
Editorial: A new day for Chicago neighborhood schools
Sep 3, 7:04 AM: The new Englewood STEM High School is a promising sign for the impoverished South Side community. Its residents desperately need such a ray of hope, after years of watching vacant lots take over entire blocks and seeing >
New law will abolish charter school commission
Aug 30, 8:11 AM: The state commission that oversees charter schools is set to be abolished next year while its powers and duties will be transferred to the Illinois State Board of Education.
With possible strike on horizon, CPS CEO looks forward, lauds record-high graduation rate
Aug 30, 8:00 AM: As a possible strike looms over the Chicago Public Schools, district CEO Janice Jackson announced what she said was a record-high high school graduation rate for the district.
Chicago Teachers Union knocks CPS $7 billion spending plan as a ‘Rahm budget,’ but school board passes it 6-0
Aug 29, 6:47 AM: The union wanted the school board to delay Wednesday’s vote on the $7.7 billion spending plan, claiming it doesn’t address critical staffing needs or fulfill Lightfoot’s campaign promise of equity in education. >
Chicago Teachers Union rejects new contract proposal, setting the clock for a possible strike; mayor counters there’s ‘real money on the table’
Aug 27, 6:33 AM: With eight days to go before students return to school, the Chicago Teachers Union rejected an independent fact-finder’s recommendations for a new contract — placing the labor group one step closer to a possible strike. >
Personalized Learning Room Unveiled At South Side Charter School
Aug 22, 5:42 AM: Perspectives/IIT Math and Science Academy (MSA) in Bronzeville recently celebrated the unveiling of its new Personalized Learning Room which is a new place inside the school for students, teachers, administrators, and >
Potential Chicago teachers strike would come end of September at earliest
Jul 22, 6:59 AM: Though both the city and teachers union have expressed hope they can reach an agreement on a new contract without a work stoppage, a potential teachers strike could come as soon as the end of September.



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