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CPS strike updates: Classes canceled again Friday, but Chicago Teachers Union, city report progress after Thursday’s talks
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Oct 25, 6:41 AM: The Chicago Teachers Union struck a notably more optimistic chord late Thursday on the sixth school day of its strike, with Chief of Staff Jennifer Johnson saying “today was a good day” in negotiations with progress and >
Parents sound off to school board about teachers strike in Mendota
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Oct 25, 6:23 AM: Every chair was filled in Thursday’s night school board meeting with parents anxious to voice their opinion. Teachers from District 289 have been on strike for seven days and will continue to strike on Friday and parents >
Parents share mixed reactions to Chicago Teachers Union strike: ‘I just felt sad that we’ve gotten to this point.’
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Oct 25, 5:21 AM: Hall, who emphasized that she wasn't siding with the union or Lightfoot, said she's concerned only with what's best for the students. “This is beginning to hurt the children,” she said. “The best interest of the kids is to >
Strike taking a toll on family finances, workers say — and things are about to get worse
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Oct 24, 8:23 AM: As the days without pay add up for striking teachers, security guards and other school workers, many say they are starting to feel the pinch in their pocketbooks.
How CPS parents are making do during the teachers strike
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Oct 23, 8:19 AM: A mom who works the night shift struggling to get enough sleep while her kids are home during the day. A grandfather who’s pitching in while his daughter works. Out-of-state relatives driving in to help with childcare. >
CPS strike: Chicago Teachers Union wants class size caps. Are smaller classes worth the cost to taxpayers?
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Oct 23, 8:16 AM: Proponents of reducing class sizes argue that, in early elementary grades in particular, it’s one of the few interventions proven to improve student outcomes. Surveys of teachers also consistently find that they rank >
Thousands Of CPS Teachers To Rally During Budget Address
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Oct 23, 8:14 AM: Chicago teachers will shift from the picket lines in front of schools to what’s expected to be a massive rally near Thompson Center. Chicago Public School teachers plan to be front and center when Mayor Lori Lightfoot >
How CPS Strike is Impacting High School Seniors Applying for College
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Oct 23, 7:27 AM: The strike is raising specific concerns for some high school seniors like Emely Gramajo. The Solorio Academy High School student is hoping she can make her parents proud.
Chicago Teachers Union: ‘The Mayor Today Has Dashed Our Hopes For A Quick Settlement’
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Oct 22, 7:30 AM: Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey said he had thought until Monday that there had been progress toward a settlement, so that a teachers’ strike that started Thursday would end on short order. But after Mayor >
Editorial: Chicago Teachers Union puts the squeeze on Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and taxed-out taxpayers
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Oct 22, 7:27 AM: As Chicago teachers marched into Week Two of their strike Monday, Chicago Teachers Union leaders pursued their strategy of moving the goal posts. One indicator: Contract demands that started with pay now include rent >
Teacher strike at Passages Charter School in Edgewater on North Side begins Tuesday
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Oct 22, 6:35 AM: A second CTU strike is set to begin Tuesday morning at charter school in Edgewater on the North Side.
No School for Chicago Students as Teacher Strike Reaches Third Day
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Oct 21, 9:00 AM: Classes for more than 300,000 students in Chicago were canceled for a third straight school day on Monday, as striking teachers remained locked in a contract dispute with Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the third-largest >
Oinion: In Chicago Teachers Union strike, students suffer due to educators’ greed
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Oct 21, 5:27 AM: Friday marked the second day of the Chicago Teachers Union strike, with roughly 25,000 educators walking out and protesting, leaving at least 300,000 students stranded with no idea when they’ll see their teachers again. >
Review & Outlook: Chicago Teachers Strike Again
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Oct 18, 7:54 AM: In a popular children’s book “Click, Clack, Moo,” the cows refuse to produce milk and persuade some hens to stop laying eggs until a farmer acquiesces to their demands. After he concedes, the ducks go on strike. Welcome to >
New proposals on the table, but Chicago teachers strike enters Day 2
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Oct 18, 6:35 AM: Chicago teachers will forge ahead with day two of their strike after spending Thursday picketing outside schools, rallying and marching through downtown streets and, for a couple dozen, continuing to work toward a deal >
Chicago teachers are on strike. The reasons why come down to politics, time and money.
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Oct 17, 7:37 AM: Teachers at Chicago Public Schools will go on strike Thursday after the Chicago Teachers Union and the city failed to settle on a new contract before the union-imposed deadline.
In Chicago, 25,000 teachers on strike and 300,000 children out of the classroom
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Oct 17, 7:21 AM: Teachers in Chicago, home to the nation’s third-largest school district, went on strike Thursday, part of a broad fight to force the city to cap class sizes, hire more teacher’s assistants and nurses, and tackle an >
Chicago Teachers on Brink of Strike—and Pay Isn’t Only Demand (CER in the news)
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Oct 16, 8:35 AM: The Chicago Teachers Union is poised to strike Thursday over pay and other demands, following a wave of teacher strikes that have brought raises and other benefits in recent years.
Editorial: City Hall should prepare for a teachers strike — and be ready to tough it out
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Oct 16, 7:29 AM: The likelihood of a teachers strike looms heavily over Chicago, and no one wants that. But no responsible Chicagoan should want City Hall to buy labor peace at any price, either. That would be foolish at a time when our >
Op-Ed: Teachers’ money is being weaponized for partisan politics
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Oct 15, 7:42 AM: I was a reluctant member of the Naperville Unit Education Association, which is the local arm of the National Education Association, a leviathan that purports to represent 3 million teachers. For decades, I paid dues to a >

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