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Joy Resmovits

Chicago Schools Chief: 'I've Never Been A Yes Person'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.25.2012 | Education

CHICAGO -- When teachers on strike took to the Chicago streets for nine days this month, news cameras followed the union president, the head of the sc...

Teachers Wary Of New Evaluations In Aftermath Of Chicago Strike

| Jackie Mader | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. NBC's third annual Education Nation summit kicked off Sunday with a foc...

Reflection: My Love/Hate Relationship With Chicago

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.20.2012 | Chicago
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Youth Radio Youth Radio has been following the teacher strike in Chicago that ended on Tuesday, with an overwhelming vote by teachers to return t...

Chris Kirkham

Chicago Teachers Strike Shows Teacher Accountability At Charters Differs From Union-Contract Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

At the heart of the Chicago teachers strike, a historic rift that left 350,000 students in limbo for more than a week, was a question that school syst...

Reality Can Be Such a Great Concept... If We Embrace It

Marty Robins | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Marty Robins

One source of growing concern in this political season is the increasing reluctance of Americans in all capacities to accept reality, when doing so leads to unpleasant revelations.

After Teacher Strike's End, Questions Remain

AP | TAMMY WEBBER and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 11.20.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel secured an extension of Chicago's school day and empowered principals to hire the teachers they want. Teachers were...

Chicago Teachers and Students Return to School: What Happened to Caring?

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 11.19.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

Having sat in on numerous school contract negotiations, I can tell you that the best contract agreement is when both sides walk away not feeling totally satisfied. That appears to be the case in Chicago.

Cash-Strapped Chicago Can't Afford Contract That Ended Teachers Strike

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2012 | Education

* New contract expected to cost $74 million a year * Budget approved last month did not provide for pay rise * Options: ...

Queering Inequalities: The Lasting Legacy of the Chicago Teachers Union Strike

Nico Lang | Posted 11.19.2012 | Chicago
Nico Lang

Even though the strike has ended, America's inequalities won't end with a single compromise. They will end when we stop fighting each other and fight for the one thing we can agree on: the future of our children.

Budget, Mass Layoff Fears Loom After Strike

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2012 | Education

* 350,000 public school students return to classes * Labor pact piles more debt on deficit-ridden district ...

In Chicago, Imagining a Different Ending

Sam Chaltain | Posted 11.19.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

The good news is that the rest of us can learn something from the mistakes both sides in this particular melodrama have made.

Students Head Back To Class Following Teacher Strike's Suspension

AP | TAMMY WEBBER and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 11.19.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel secured an extension of Chicago's school day and empowered principals to hire the teachers they want. Teachers were...

Teacher Evaluations: Putting a Nanny Cam in Each Classroom

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 11.18.2012 | Education
Blake Fleetwood

Teachers, like other professionals, don't want to be evaluated. Here's a technological solution: put a nanny cam in every classroom. And not just to trap them doing something wrong.

Joe Van Brussel

Teachers Strike Fueled By Unique Personalities

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 09.18.2012 | Education

The contentious relationship between Chicago's teachers' union and its mayor continues to fuel the Windy City labor and education dispute, say out-of-...

Day 7 of the Chicago Teachers Strike

Rina Ranalli | Posted 11.18.2012 | Chicago
Rina Ranalli

2012-09-06-stateofCPSlogo.jpg We parents who want an educational system that can rescue those most at risk realize that no contractual agreement will solve those glaring inequalities.

Chicago Teachers Strike Suspended, Students Head Back To School Wednesday

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 11.18.2012 | Education

The Chicago Teachers Union voted Tuesday to suspend the city's first teachers strike in 25 years, ending a now week-and-a-half-long protest that has k...

In Defense of Public Education

Michael Rusin | Posted 09.18.2012 | Chicago
Michael Rusin

Instead of privatized education for Chicago, I hope for a future with strong neighborhood schools where teachers work together with CPS to create safe environments and strong learning communities.

Chicago Teachers Union Moves To Suspend Strike

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN and TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 11.18.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Teachers agreed Tuesday to return to the classroom after more than a week on the picket lines in Chicago, ending a combative stalemate...

As Chicago Teachers Strike Continues, Experts Weigh In

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 11.18.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. The teacher strike in Chicago, now in its second week, has become a nat...

Chicago Teachers Meet Tuesday To Decide Whether To End Strike

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2012 | Education

* Contract has compromises on teacher evaluations * Union fears mayor will close schools, layoff teachers * Judge will h...

Who's Responsible in the Chicago Teacher Strike?

Maura Kastberg | Posted 11.17.2012 | Education
Maura Kastberg

If students can't be responsible enough to behave in the classroom, should we force disruptive students to be home schooled? Would we see an improvement in test scores if we did?

Putting Children First

Leslie Lancry | Posted 11.17.2012 | Chicago
Leslie Lancry

2012-09-06-stateofCPSlogo.jpgNo matter which side you're on in the Chicago teachers' strike, everyone agrees on one thing: children need a safe place to go when school is not in session.

The #CTUStrike: Education for the Best of Us Versus the Rest of Us

Shaun Johnson | Posted 11.17.2012 | Education
Shaun Johnson

The battle in the Windy City is essentially about one thing: education for the best of us and then for the rest of us. This isn't just a clever phrase, however. There are drastic inequalities between the best and the rest.

All Political Truth Is Local

Michael Brenner | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The public schools derided by so many, educated and socialized hundreds of millions. The truth that conveniently is erased from memory is that those schools, more than any other institution, made the America we celebrate.

Teacher Strike Enters Week 2, CPS Denied Court Injunction

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 11.17.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An angry Mayor Rahm Emanuel's appeal to the courts to end a six-day teachers strike in the nation's third largest city set off a new r...