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Teachers Union Protests CPS' Massive Layoffs, Budget Cuts

Posted 07.24.2013 | Chicago

Throughout Wednesday, the Chicago Teachers Union is protesting the Chicago Public School district's decision to lay off thousands of employees and ena...

CPS To Axe 2,100 Employees, At Least 1,000 Of Them Teachers

Posted 07.19.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago Public School district is slashing more than 2,100 employees, nearly 1,000 of them teachers, in the largest layoff of district employees i...

Students Say Goodbye As 20 More CPS Schools Shutter For Good

Posted 06.24.2013 | Chicago

Monday marks yet another day of bittersweet goodbyes for Chicago Public School students, parents and teachers as 20 more schools close their doors for...

First Wave Of Permanent CPS School Closures Begin

Posted 06.19.2013 | Chicago

For 28 Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday, the final bell will ring for the last time — ever. Teachers and students at closing schools like Eli...

CPS Lays Off 850 Teachers And Staffers

Posted 06.14.2013 | Chicago

The worst fears of Chicago Public School teachers and staffers were confirmed Friday when district officials announced it was laying off some 850 empl...

Teachers Fear Layoffs Could Result From CPS' 5-Year Plan

Posted 06.11.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett revealed her five-year vision for the embattled district on Monday, leading some educ...

Hearing Officers Say 14 CPS Schools Slated For Closure Should Stay Open

Posted 05.07.2013 | Chicago

Independent hearing officers tasked with reviewing Chicago Public Schools' list of 54 slated closings are opposing 14 of the proposed shutterings sayi...

Charter Schools Shocked To Land On CPS' 'Warning List'

Posted 02.28.2013 | Chicago

Charter schools are the latest — and most surprising — addition to the chorus of voices unhappy with the Chicago Public School's closure process f...

Dear Santa: Please Save Head Start

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 02.03.2013 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

Dear Santa, I imagine you don't get too many letters from pre-kindergarteners who haven't held a pencil or sung the alphabet or haven't heard a bedtime story.

Republicans Forfeited Right to Gloat About Chicago Teachers' Strike

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 11.12.2012 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

Teachers in the third-largest school district in the nation went on strike Monday morning. It's been 25 years since Chicago teachers walked a picket line. Rahm Emanuel is doing the right thing. He's standing up to the Chicago Teachers Union.

Back to School -- Not So Fast

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

I'm not the only parent who believes that a fair share of the fault lies with the CTU for it's unyielding defense of a broken system

CPS Turnaround Program Not Yielding Predicted Results: Study

Chi-Town Daily News | JAY FIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Students at two elementary campuses in the controversial Chicago Public Schools turnaround program aren't performing appreciably better than kids in ...