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WATCH: Teachers Union, Chicago Public Schools Announce Longer School Day Deal

Posted 01.04.2012 | Chicago

Updated story After a very long, public battle, the Chicago Teachers Union announced Friday that they have come to an agreement with the mayor's ...

WATCH: Teachers Union President Says Rahm Is 'Absolutely' Anti-Teacher

Posted 12.11.2011 | Chicago

After participating in the heavily attended, largely peaceful Take Back Chicago rally Monday evening, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis app...

PHOTOS: Thousands Attend Take Back Chicago Rally

The Huffington Post | Lizzie Schiffman, Jen Sabella & Joe Erbentraut | Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago

Frustrated teachers, unemployed college graduates and concerned citizens gathered in downtown Chicago Monday to "Take Back Chicago." The rally, which ...

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? | 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Snatching Defeat From the Mouth of Victory

Richard Lee Colvin | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
Richard Lee Colvin

"Let's take the politics out of education." In my many years observing and writing about American education I've probably heard variants of that phrase hundreds of times. It's naïve, of course.

CPS Expected To Lay Off 1,000 Teachers This Week

Posted 08.27.2011 | Chicago

An estimated 1,000 teachers are expected to lose their job this week the Chicago Public School system struggles with a multi-million dollar budget def...

Rahm, School Chief Want Teachers To Make House Calls (And Scrap Raises)

Posted 08.24.2011 | Chicago

In a press conference coordinated with the United Neighborhood Organization (UNO)'s announcement that their organization, which oversees a network of ...

After Rejecting Teacher Raises, CPS Set To Approve Executive Pay Hikes

Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

Though they voted last week to rescind four percent pay raises for teachers and union school workers, the Chicago Board of Education today is expected...

Report: CTU President Is Vacationing To Hawaii Amid Negotiations

Posted 08.17.2011 | Chicago

Karen Lewis may well be regretting the timing of her rumored upcoming vacation. Michael Sneed, the ever-astute gossip columnist at the Chicago Sun-...

In Unanimous Vote, Chicago Board Of Ed Rescinds Raise For Teachers

Posted 08.15.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Board of Education voted unanimously on Wednesday to rescind a four-percent pay raise that teachers were expecting this year. The vote ...

PHOTOS: Thousands Rally Against Corporate Greed In Chicago, 24 Arrested

Posted 08.15.2011 | Chicago

Several thousand people gathered downtown Tuesday, protesting bank bailouts and tax cuts for the wealthy and demanding jobs and funding for schools. ...

Another Marshall Plan

Matt Farmer | Posted 08.06.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Ron Huberman gutted Marshall last year as part of another CPS "turnaround." Tony Skokna was handed a pink slip, his 17 years at Marshall presumably viewed by Huberman as part of the school's problem.

Joy Resmovits

In Illinois, Reform Achieved Through Collaboration -- For The Most Part | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.13.2011 | Education

What’s next for Illinois teachers? Following the passage of sweeping education reform, advocates, lawmakers and teachers unions are breathing a t...