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Chicago Is Failing Half Its Population: The Young Are the Victims

Molly Moynahan | Posted 09.06.2012 | Chicago
Molly Moynahan

2012-09-06-stateofCPSlogo.jpgI'm very grateful to the teachers who cherished my boy, but I want to drop the ladder back down and help every child, support every teacher, encourage every parent and remind the mayor that children are living through hell just trying to go to school.

Fact Finder Recommends Nearly 15 Percent Raise For Teachers

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 07.17.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- An independent fact finder has recommended that Chicago teachers receive a 14.85 percent raise to "compensate teachers for working a longer...

Union: 90 Percent Of Teachers Vote To Authorize Strike

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 08.11.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Teachers in the nation's third-largest school district voted overwhelmingly to authorize the first strike in 25 years if their union a...

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...

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...

Does Teacher Incentive Program Work? Report Shows No Student Improvement

Posted 03.09.2012 | Chicago

A four-year pilot program in Chicago's Public Schools that focused on increasing teachers' access to self-improvement programs was recently evaluated ...

WATCH: Protesters Take School Closure Protest To Rahm's House

Posted 02.21.2012 | Chicago

Parents, teachers and community members opposed to school closures gathered outside Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's North Side home Monday evening, holdi...

In Defense Of The Mic Check

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 02.19.2012 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

After years of attending Chicago Board of Education monthly meetings, I left one where the community was actually heard. During the "public participation" segment of the meeting, a lone voice stopped the business-as-usual.

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...

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...

Joy Resmovits

Lawsuit, Teacher Layoffs Follow Wisconsin Budget Signing | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.30.2011 | Education

Just days after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed the state's budget with massive cuts to education funding, Wisconsin's teachers are on the chop...

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-...

Joy Resmovits

Illinois Teacher Accountability Now Official | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.13.2011 | Education

With the flick of Gov. Pat Quinn's (D) wrist, an Illinois law that changes the rules governing how teachers can be hired and fired became official Mon...

Some Illinois Public School Teachers Earning Six-Figure Salaries, But Not Many

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 07.31.2011 | Chicago

Want to wind up making at least six figures as a public school teacher? Send your resume to Highland Park or Deerfield High School, both in Townshi...

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...

Parent Group Claims That CPS Wrongfully Flunks Students

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Thousands of Chicago Public School students have been unfairly flunked and forced to repeat a grade due to broken promises by CPS officials in impleme...

Rahm Emanuel Undecided On Whether Kids Will Attend Chicago Public Schools

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel wants to increase teacher training programs but says he won't commit to sending his kid...

'Oral History Project' Takes An Inside Look At Chicago Classrooms

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In popular culture, American teachers are sometimes idealized as the visionaries portrayed in films, quickly able to turn around the lives of troubled...

CPS Layoffs: 400 Teachers To Get The Ax This Week

Chicago Sun-Times | NASA Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It has begun. The first round of the long-anticipated, school-based layoffs by Chicago Public Schools to deal with a record $370 million budget defici...

Karen Lewis, New Chicago Teachers Union President, Opposes Mayor's Education Agenda

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Karen Lewis, a high school chemistry teacher who has been a fierce opponent of Mayor Daley's Renaissance 2010 program to shake up and rejuvenate publi...

Chicago Teachers Union To Sue Over 'Unsafe' Class Sizes

Chicago Sun-Times | Off the Kuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Teachers Union officials vowed to file suit today, charging that plans to raise city class sizes to 35 are unsafe and violate the municipal co...

No Clear Winner In Teachers Union Race

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Thanks to a crowded field of candidates, no clear winner emerged in Friday's election for the next Chicago Teachers Union president -- prompting a run...

NIGHTMARE: School Board Approves 35-Student Classrooms

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Despite protests from students, parents and teachers, the Chicago School Board voted unanimously to allow Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman to m...

CPS To Teachers: Pay City Debts Or Face Firing

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new memorandum circulated today by the school district forcing employees to pay outstanding city debts, under threat, was met with an outcry. ...

FED UP: Teachers, Students Take To The Streets To Protest Budget Cuts As Execs Take Raises

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The fate of many state programs now lies in the hands of Governor Pat Quinn. After threatening to chop $1.3 billion from the education budget if a tax...