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Arab Spring In Chicago

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 10.06.2016 | World
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

"AT SOME POINT WE DECIDED TO STOP BEING SILENT AND OUR REVOLUTION STARTED." - Hussein Ghrer, human rights activist, Syria December 17, 2010 Tunisia: ...

The New '24' Trailer Will Blow Your Mind!

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.11.2014 | TV

Jack is back! "24: Live Another Day," Fox's special 12-episode event, airs on May 5, and we couldn't be more excited. When the series ended four ye...

Capitol Doors: Boondoggle, Investment or Symptom?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.12.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

It seems like there are only two people who are happy about the shiny new $680,000 doors on the State Capitol: the architect overseeing the project and former Gov. Jim Thompson.

Reflections on the Anniversary of the Chicago Teachers Strike

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 11.10.2013 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

The strike lasted seven days. Seven days of marching. Seven days of organizing parents. Seven days of laughter. Seven days of tears.

We Need Solutions for Our Children -- Fast

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 09.29.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

Some parents have predicted a mass exodus from the city to the suburbs, or from public to private schools. And if you can figure out a way to afford that option for your child, who could blame you?

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Offers Righteous Anger but No Solutions to the School Budget Crisis

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 09.09.2013 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

Teachers spend billions out-of-pocket on classroom supplies. It's not the parents who aren't investing; they spend hours at parent-teacher conferences and helping with homework. So where should Secretary Duncan direct his ire?

Chicago Public Schools and Other People's Children

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 06.03.2013 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

Apparently the Board of Education understands that moving students out of their home schools causes much pain and suffering, which is only acceptable for other people's children.

Teachers Union Mocks Mayor In Satirical 'Fat Cats' Video

Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

The Chicago Teachers Union is out with an incendiary video targeting city officials through a made-up scary cartoon bedtime story called "The Fat Cats...

Romney Energy Plan Doesn't Make U.S. Safer or Reduce Prices

Barbara Popovic | Posted 12.05.2012 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

On this week's edition of CAN TV's Chicago Newsroom, host Ken Davis talked global energy policy with Chicago author Kari Leydersen. A well-respected Chicago reporter who Keri says the situation isn't simple.

Chicago Schools' Credit Rating Cut Yet Again Amid Budget Pressure In New Strike Deal

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education

* Fitch downgrade adds to negative rating actions * Cites increased budget pressure in wake of teacher pact * Move follo...

Chicago Teachers Vote Whether To Ratify Deal That Ended Strike

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education

* Union leader declines to predict outcome of vote * Contract sets 17.6 percent pay rise over four years (Updates with Fitch downgr...

Chicago School Credit Rating Cut After Teachers Strike

Reuters | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education

Sept 27 (Reuters) - The credit rating for the Chicago Board of Education was cut to A2 from A1 by Moody's Investors Service on Thursday, which cited...

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...

Good Organizing Was Key to CTU Victories

Barbara Popovic | Posted 11.22.2012 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

If you were following the CTU strike, you might have been dismayed by the union's failure to suspend the strike last Sunday night. We have an inside perspective from UIC Professor Steven Ashby, who helped organize the contract campaign.

The Rise Of Teachers Unions: A Look At Union Impact Over The Years

| Jackie Mader | Posted 11.20.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. The Chicago teachers strike, which ended Tuesday after more than a week...

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: ...

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 * Emanuel def...

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...

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...

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.

Is The Chicago Teachers Strike Hurting Obama?

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 11.17.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. The Chicago teachers strike, which entered its fifth day on Friday, cou...

CTU Strike: What's at Stake in Teacher Retention, Evaluation Battles?

Barbara Popovic | Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

As of Thursday evening, there's so far been no settlement in the teachers' strike, but optimism prevails. There's still time for what Catalyst Chicago's Rebecca Harris calls "a deal that both sides will be able to spin as a win."

Joy Resmovits

Talks Fail Yet Again As Chicago Teacher Strike Nears Full Week | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.14.2012 | Education

After a marathon session in Chicago's Hilton hotel, rank and file members of the Chicago Teachers Union spilled into the street at midnight central ti...

Parents Mull Private, Charter Schools Amid Teachers Strike

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

* Catholic, charter schools see uptick in inquiries * Parents say costs are prohibitive By Mary Wisniewski ...