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Another Roadblock In CPS, Teachers Union Negotiations Likely Ahead

Posted 07.16.2012 | Chicago

An arbitrator's fact-finding report on the contentious issue of Chicago Public School teachers' raises won't even be formally presented to the distric...

Teachers, Advocates Boo New CPS Budget At Public Hearing

Posted 07.12.2012 | Chicago

Teachers and community school activists did not respond well to the 2012-13 Chicago Public Schools budget proposal outlined at a public hearing Wednes...

In Chicago Public Schools Labor Talks, Jean Claude Brizard is 2 for 3

David Ormsby | Posted 08.21.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Believe it or not, but Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard has secured a ratified labor agreement, and its salary terms will likely serve as a template for the Chicago Teachers Union contract. Or at least they should.

Chicago Teacher Stands Up to Stand for Children and Wins

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education
Kenzo Shibata

Chicago Public Schools history teacher Jennifer Johnson was tired of watching her colleagues being bashed by out-of-state special interest groups and opportunistic politicians.

"We Are the Ninety-(Fill in the Blank) Percent"

Matt Farmer | Posted 08.12.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

There's an obvious disconnect between teachers' perceptions of Jean-Claude Brizard and Brizard's claimed relationship with teachers. It's been a problem for some time, and it's just getting worse.

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...

Happy Summer! Please Don't Strike (Updated)

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 08.10.2012 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

Because I love teachers and respect unions, when NBC Chicago reported that more than 90 percent of teachers had given the OK to strike, my heart sank.

Teachers Union On Verge Of Authorizing First Strike In 25 Years

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 06.09.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Angry that one promised raise disappeared and that they're being asked to work longer days without what they consider to be an adequate pay...

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...

Gears In Motion For Teachers Union Strike Vote

Posted 06.05.2012 | Chicago

With the news that the Chicago Teachers Union plans to conduct a strike authorization vote Wednesday, both sides of the debate over teacher contracts,...

Chicago Loves Teachers (and So Does Matt Damon)

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 08.04.2012 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

Teachers, paraprofessionals, and school clinicians: Keep your heads up. The public is behind educators even though the corporate education reform establishment continues to try to drive a wedge between teachers and the public they serve.

Chicago Teachers Union Calls For Strike Vote Before School Year's End

Posted 06.01.2012 | Chicago

Updated story After months of conflict between Chicago Public Schools staff, administration and the city, the Chicago Teachers Union announced Frid...

Chicago Teachers Union Preps For 4,000-Strong Downtown Protest

Posted 05.23.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union is preparing to bring together some 4,000 Chicago Public Schools teachers in a Wednesday rally intended to send a message o...

Joy Resmovits

Race To The Top Adds School Districts To U.S. Education Competition | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.22.2012 | Education

Race to the Top, the U.S. Education Department's $4.35 billion contest, is getting personal. The competition this year opens $400 million in grant ...

Teachers Don't Like Bullies

Matt Farmer | Posted 07.10.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

A couple of voices from Mayor Emanuel's "education reform" choir are up in arms because some public schools teachers are now talking seriously about the possibility of a teachers' strike in Chicago later this summer.

Keeping Tabs On Rahm? New Website Gauges Mayor's Approval Rating

Posted 04.25.2012 | Chicago

A new website launched this week by the same folks who brought into the world is offering a new platform for Chicagoans to rate Mayor ...

An Elected School Board Could Solve the Longer School Day Debacle

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 06.24.2012 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

This campaign would have been a wonderful opportunity for the new mayor to listen to the public and hear concerns over his proposal.

Teachers Union President: Support Growing For Districtwide Strike

Posted 04.17.2012 | Chicago

While the Chicago Teachers Union has been threatening to strike since last summer to protest changes in the school day, their pay metrics and the way ...

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...

Emanuel Shortens School Day Plan After Parents Cry Foul

Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago

After being accused of refusing to work with Chicago parents, Mayor Rahm Emanuel backed down on his longer school day proposal Tuesday. Emanuel an...

Parents Want Answers From Rahm On Longer School Day

Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago

Opponents of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to lengthen the school day for Chicago Public School students joined forces this week -- and are demand...

Union: Teachers 'Fed Up,' Ready To Strike

Posted 04.06.2012 | Chicago

As negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools continue, the union announced Thursday that, according to their own info...

School Board, Teachers Union Agree On Payment Model For Teachers With Longer Days

Posted 03.29.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union inked a deal with Chicago Public Schools Wednesday night that will temporarily stay the battle over extending the school da...

Teachers Union Claims Rahm's Curriculum Plan Marginalizes Minority Students

Posted 03.28.2012 | Chicago

Earlier this week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel urged middle class parents to embrace the city's schools, saying that high-quality options were either a...

Grading Schools, Failing Schools

Tim King | Posted 05.06.2012 | Education
Tim King

Closing schools is a decision with far-reaching consequences that shouldn't be undertaken for the credibility of any particular movement, but only as a final measure in support of undeserved students.