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CTU: Teachers Of Color Most Affected By CPS Layoffs

Posted 11.23.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union on Friday released new analysis they say shows that African American and Latino teachers are disproportionately losing thei...

CPS Launches Longer School Day Website To Dispel 'Misconceptions'

Posted 11.20.2011 | Chicago

The tug of war between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Teachers Union over the mayor's strong pushes for instituting a longer school day has gone p...

Joseph Erbentraut

Chicago's Longer School Day: Reform, Politics Or Both?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 11.16.2011 | Chicago

When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced last year that he would begin a campaign toward his current gig, it was only a matter of weeks before he int...

Social Worker Who Donated Kidney Meeting With Rahm, Fears Termination

Skokie, IL Patch | George Slefo Email the Author | Posted 11.14.2011 | Chicago

Instead of giving Jewel cashier Myra de la Vega his Preferred Card, Evanston resident Dan Coyne gave her a kidney. Now, he may lose his job because...

Borders Seller Donates 8,000 Books To Chicago Schools

Posted 11.12.2011 | Chicago

On Wednesday, the last remaining Borders book store in Chicago will shut its doors. While the closures have disappointed some local residents, some Ch...

Joy Resmovits

Duncan's Bus Tour Ends In Chicago Amid Union Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.09.2011 | Education

CHICAGO -- Stopping in areas notorious for volatile labor relations this year, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan wrapped up his Great Lakes bus ...

Teachers Union Sues School Board, Says Rahm Declared 'War'

Posted 11.09.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union on Friday filed a unfair labor lawsuit against Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Board of Education, claiming that the board has coerced...

CPS Students Attend First Day Of School In Record Numbers

Posted 11.08.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public School students were marked "present" in record numbers on the first day of school this year, with attendance up almost two percent fro...

Another CPS School Breaks From Union, OKs Longer Day

Posted 11.08.2011 | Chicago

A supermajority of teachers at Englewood's Benjamin E. Mays Elementary Academy voted Thursday to add 90 minutes of instructional time to their school ...

As Battle Over Longer School Day Continues, Students Head Back To Class

Posted 11.06.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public School students returned to class Tuesday following a dramatic summer for their teachers and new CPS chief Jean-Claude Brizard. An e...

Three CPS Schools Break From Union, OK Longer School Day

Posted 11.03.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard received an early Labor Day present when teachers at three sm...

Principal Racks Up $17K Worth Of Luxurious Purchases On CPS Credit Card

Posted 11.01.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools is examining almost $17,000 in charges on a CPS-issued credit card that a high school principal spent on exotic overseas travel...

Rahm Faces Tough Questions, Hecklers At Second Town Hall

Posted 11.01.2011 | Chicago

While Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's second town hall meeting this week was reportedly less heated than a Monday meeting where Emanuel was briefly booed...

Lawsuit Claims First Graders Were Handcuffed, Told They Were Going To Prison

Posted 10.31.2011 | Chicago

The family of a first grade Chicago Public Schools student who was reportedly handcuffed and told he was going to prison for talking during class file...

Madison Labor Leaders Join Chicago Teachers Union Rally

Posted 10.31.2011 | Chicago

After standing at the forefront of massive, unprecedented protests over collective bargaining and workers' rights on their home turf earlier this year...

How Will A Longer CPS School Day Be Funded?

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

After what has already been a heated week of back-and-forth between the Chicago Board of Education and the Chicago Teachers Union over raises and othe...

CPS Security Head Resigns, Returns To CPD Lieutenant Post

Posted 10.15.2011 | Chicago

With only a few weeks to go before schools citywide open their doors to students, the Chicago Public Schools' head of security, Michael Shields, has r...

Will Chicago Teachers Take A Strike Vote? And Can It Pass?

Posted 10.15.2011 | Chicago

Any teacher will tell you how precious summer is, a brief window of relaxation after the grueling academic year. But this summer hasn't been the most ...

WATCH: R. Kelly Heads Up Children's Back-To-School Parade

Posted 10.15.2011 | Chicago

Over the weekend, the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago's South Side played host to the 82nd annual Bud Billiken Parade, the oldest and biggest Afri...

First-Day Attendance Up At Early-Start Schools

Posted 10.12.2011 | Chicago

It looks like a massive publicity campaign, including a door-to-door outreach by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard, paid off. ...

Schools CEO Says Recess Will Be Mandatory In 2012

Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago

The head of the Chicago Public Schools announced on a call-in radio program Monday night that he'd advocate for the return of mandatory recess at elem...

Should Property Taxes Go Up To Help Fund Schools? Aldermen Debate

Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago

When Rahm Emanuel replaced Richard Daley as mayor of Chicago, and an unprecedented number of new aldermen were elected to the City Council, many predi...

Already? First Day Of School For Thousands Of CPS Students

Posted 10.08.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard was at William Rainey Harper High School in the South Side's West Englewood neighborhood Monday morning...

CPS Budget Raises Taxes, Makes Deep Cuts, But Where's The Longer Day?

Posted 10.06.2011 | Chicago

Chicagoans have heard it from Mayor Rahm Emanuel so often, it's become a mantra. By the time they've graduated from high school, students in Houston h...

Back To School: Emanuel, Brizard Head Door To Door

Posted 10.03.2011 | Chicago

Apparently heeding their own advice, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city's public schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard took to the streets Tuesday and ...