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Chicago Teacher Stands Up to Stand for Children and Wins

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education
Kenzo Shibata

Chicago Public Schools history teacher Jennifer Johnson was tired of watching her colleagues being bashed by out-of-state special interest groups and opportunistic politicians.

A New Day for Roberto Clemente

Joe Moreno | Posted 08.20.2012 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

One of the most storied high schools in Chicago is finally about to get a fresh start. In a press conference tomorrow, we will announce that Clemente is going to be one of the first in the world, wall-to-wall, International Baccalaureate schools.

CPS Students Protest New Code Of Conduct At Rahm's Office

Posted 06.19.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools students say the CPS Code of Conduct that the city's Board of Education will vote on June 27 contains unnecessarily strict disc...

"We Are the Ninety-(Fill in the Blank) Percent"

Matt Farmer | Posted 08.12.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

There's an obvious disconnect between teachers' perceptions of Jean-Claude Brizard and Brizard's claimed relationship with teachers. It's been a problem for some time, and it's just getting worse.

CPS Predicts Highest-Ever Five-Year Graduation Rate This Year

Posted 06.11.2012 | Chicago

At a time when Chicago Public Schools are in the spotlight as teachers have authorized a strike, the district released a projected graduation rate tha...

Happy Summer! Please Don't Strike (Updated)

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 08.10.2012 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

Because I love teachers and respect unions, when NBC Chicago reported that more than 90 percent of teachers had given the OK to strike, my heart sank.

Chicago Teachers Begin Strike Authorization Vote Wednesday

Posted 06.06.2012 | Chicago

It all comes down to this: The Chicago Teachers Union is calling on its members to authorize a citywide strike in a vote Wednesday. Chicago Teacher...

Gears In Motion For Teachers Union Strike Vote

Posted 06.05.2012 | Chicago

With the news that the Chicago Teachers Union plans to conduct a strike authorization vote Wednesday, both sides of the debate over teacher contracts,...

CPS, Service Workers Reach Deal As Teachers Threaten Strike

Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago

As negotiations between Chicago Public Schools and the city's teachers union reach a boiling point, the school board is claiming a significant victory...

Chicago Loves Teachers (and So Does Matt Damon)

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 08.04.2012 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

Teachers, paraprofessionals, and school clinicians: Keep your heads up. The public is behind educators even though the corporate education reform establishment continues to try to drive a wedge between teachers and the public they serve.

Chicago Teachers Union Calls For Strike Vote Before School Year's End

Posted 06.01.2012 | Chicago

Updated story After months of conflict between Chicago Public Schools staff, administration and the city, the Chicago Teachers Union announced Frid...

Aldermen Want CPS To Ban Saggy Pants

Posted 05.31.2012 | Chicago

A group of Chicago aldermen are calling on Chicago Public Schools to mandate uniforms in an effort to stop students from wearing their pants slung bel...

Chicago Teachers Union Preps For 4,000-Strong Downtown Protest

Posted 05.23.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union is preparing to bring together some 4,000 Chicago Public Schools teachers in a Wednesday rally intended to send a message o...

City Council: Stop Suspending, Expelling CPS Students

Posted 05.04.2012 | Chicago

Weeks after a group of Chicago Public Students staged a protest demanding the school system reevaluate their harsh disciplinary standards, a city coun...

Do You Have Questions For Mayor Rahm Emanuel?

Posted 04.30.2012 | Chicago

One year after taking office, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will host his third #AskChicago Facebook Town Hall meeting to solicit questions and suggestio...

Students Speak Out Against Arrests In Public Schools

Posted 04.26.2012 | Chicago

A coalition of students protested outside Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office Tuesday, calling on the city to implement new disciplinary policies that...

In Chicago: Nobel Laureates and Students Defending Human Rights, One Step at a Time

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 06.24.2012 | Education
Kerry Kennedy

I spent yesterday morning in the library of Chicago's Lincoln Park High School, listening to students talk about what the word "hero" means to them. This wasn't any normal school day.

An Elected School Board Could Solve the Longer School Day Debacle

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 06.24.2012 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

This campaign would have been a wonderful opportunity for the new mayor to listen to the public and hear concerns over his proposal.

Boy Allegedly Forced Girl To Perform Sex Act In School Stairwell

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.18.2012 | Education

Police were called to Evanston Township High School after a school officer found a 14-year-old male student allegedly forcing a 15-year-old girl to pe...

Teachers Union President: Support Growing For Districtwide Strike

Posted 04.17.2012 | Chicago

While the Chicago Teachers Union has been threatening to strike since last summer to protest changes in the school day, their pay metrics and the way ...

Report: CPS Teachers Already Work A Very Long School Day

Posted 04.14.2012 | Chicago

As the debate over how long the Chicago Public Schools school day should be wages on, a new analysis released this week lends credence to the argument...

Emanuel Shortens School Day Plan After Parents Cry Foul

Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago

After being accused of refusing to work with Chicago parents, Mayor Rahm Emanuel backed down on his longer school day proposal Tuesday. Emanuel an...

Parents Want Answers From Rahm On Longer School Day

Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago

Opponents of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to lengthen the school day for Chicago Public School students joined forces this week -- and are demand...

Report: 'Pink Slime' Was Served To Chicago Students

Posted 04.06.2012 | Chicago

After avoiding the "pink slime" controversy for the most part, Chicago Public School officials are now admitting that students may have been served th...

Union: Teachers 'Fed Up,' Ready To Strike

Posted 04.06.2012 | Chicago

As negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools continue, the union announced Thursday that, according to their own info...