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UNO Teachers Will Vote on Union Contract

Lorraine Forte | Posted 03.12.2014 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

Though details of the tentative agreement have not been released, educators' priorities have been educators' priorities included the elimination of merit pay, shorter schooldays and a shorter calendar year.

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.

Chicago Loves Its Teachers, Why Doesn't the Mayor?

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 09.23.2013 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

There is a disconnect between City Hall and the people of Chicago. While Mayor Rahm Emanuel throws millions into pet projects, 3,000 Chicago educators are being laid off.

Alex Kuczynski-Brown

Chicago Teachers Union Report Highlights Flaws

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 11.30.2012 | Education

Nearly two months after a contentious labor battle between Chicago teachers and the city, the Chicago Teachers Union is striking yet another blow in a...

2nd Term Education Agenda Driven By Uncertainty, Things That Can't Wait

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 01.19.2013 | Education

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's education agenda for next four years may look less like real reform and more like tying up loose ends, exp...

100-Year-Old Teacher Dies After 77-Year Career

Posted 11.12.2012 | Education

Olivia Neubauer, a 100-year-old Chicago educator who was still teaching this year, has died. Neubauer started teaching at Chicago's Pullman Tech Hi...

Schools of Choice

Dave Stieber | Posted 12.11.2012 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

The very definition of School Choice means some students will be able to go to the school of their choice, while the other students will be left behind. The idea of School Choice is another top down policy brought in from the business sector.

How They're Missing the Point in Chicago

Samuel Culbert | Posted 12.08.2012 | Education
Samuel Culbert

The principals' job isn't to subjectively punish teachers who don't follow a prescribed path; it's to support the teacher so they can do what they do best. If you let the teachers do what they do best, most of them will do just that.

Chicago Teachers Union Votes To Approve 3-Year Contract

AP | Posted 10.04.2012 | Education

CHICAGO -- Members of the Chicago Teachers Union overwhelmingly have approved a new three-year contract that includes pay increases and a new evaluati...

Chicago Teachers Union To Count Ballots On New Contract

AP | Posted 10.03.2012 | Education

CHICAGO -- Chicago Teachers Union officials are set to start counting the ballots that its members cast on whether they want to accept a proposed cont...

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...

Supporting Our Children's Future by Grading Teachers

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 11.26.2012 | Education
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

Performance-based teacher evaluations must be approached and measured in realistic ways.

Joy Resmovits

Chicago Schools Chief: 'I've Never Been A Yes Person'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.25.2012 | Education

CHICAGO -- When teachers on strike took to the Chicago streets for nine days this month, news cameras followed the union president, the head of the sc...

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...

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...

Putting Children First

Leslie Lancry | Posted 11.17.2012 | Chicago
Leslie Lancry

2012-09-06-stateofCPSlogo.jpgNo matter which side you're on in the Chicago teachers' strike, everyone agrees on one thing: children need a safe place to go when school is not in session.

Joy Resmovits

Talks Fail Yet Again As Chicago Teacher Strike Nears Full Week

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Labor Is Under Attack All Over the World

David Macaray | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business
David Macaray

Global management feels it's in the driver's seat. And because it has so little to fear, it's practically daring workers to put up a fight, utterly confident it the fact that monied interests will win in the end.

Teacher Evaluations At Center Of Chicago Strike

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

CHICAGO — Educators in Los Angeles just signed a new deal with the city's school district. So, too, did teachers in Boston. Both require perform...

Republicans Forfeited Right to Gloat About Chicago Teachers' Strike

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 11.12.2012 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

Teachers in the third-largest school district in the nation went on strike Monday morning. It's been 25 years since Chicago teachers walked a picket line. Rahm Emanuel is doing the right thing. He's standing up to the Chicago Teachers Union.

Why I Stand With Chicago's Teachers

Heidi Schlumpf | Posted 11.11.2012 | Chicago
Heidi Schlumpf

2012-09-06-stateofCPSlogo.jpgI'm grateful for the hard work of public school teachers, especially those who work with challenging populations and situations, such as in many Chicago schools. I'm praying this can be resolved fairly -- and soon.

Nothing Will Be As Expected

Tracy Ullman | Posted 11.10.2012 | Chicago
Tracy Ullman

2012-09-06-stateofCPSlogo.jpgWe have no idea how long the strike will last -- if 1987 is any indication, it could be weeks before the issue is resolved.

Win Us Over

Rina Ranalli | Posted 11.10.2012 | Chicago
Rina Ranalli

2012-09-06-stateofCPSlogo.jpgAs an informed, active parent, I shouldn't have had to guess what the issues at the strike's core really were. I should have known.

Dave Jamieson

Romney Condemns Chicago Teachers Union Over Strike

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney condemned the Chicago Teachers Union for the high-profile strike it launched Monday, accusing it of...

Will the Teachers Strike Be Averted?

Barbara Popovic | Posted 11.07.2012 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

We're days away from a possible teachers' strike in Chicago. One of the big pay issues that might still be on the table is so-called "step increases," which provide a guaranteed salary bump for some number of years after a teacher is initially hired.