| Sep 22, 2012
| 5:02 PM
Trends in education come and go, and sometimes come back again.
Straight from the everything-old-becomes-new-again department comes a theme that's generating attention at the moment. It's a bit squiggly to grasp — think: eating Jell-O with a fork...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn was briefly confronted by striking Chicago Public Schools teachers today as he attended a memorial honoring Illinois soldiers who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The governor stopped to wish the teachers “good luck&...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 3:01 PM
They came to hear classical music, but all they got was crickets!
More than 2,000 classical music lovers were all dressed up and ready to hear the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, but arrived to find the musicians on strike!
“I don't know really what...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 7:46 PM
Getting lost during the national attention on the recent Chicago Teachers strike was that administrators in the Los Angeles Unified School District agreed to have student achievement be part of their job evaluation, an unprecedented arrangement.
| Sep 11, 2012
| 12:54 PM
Several good friends of mine work as Chicago Public School teachers, and as the strike continues this week, I can’t help but point out it seems like Chicago’s great at coughing up money for Olympic bids, NATO summits, and TIFF slush funds, but...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 10:43 AM
The film's plot is predictable: One engaged parent and a dedicated teacher are the beloved heroes, while the teachers' union and an apathetic school board are rendered useless, and at times rogue. "Won't Back Down," in theaters starting Friday, tells...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 7:49 PM
Chicago Public Schools have announced the make-up days for the seven school days lost during the teacher strike.
For students on a traditional schedule, which is most of the system, the make-up days are:
- January 3 and 4
- Presidents Day, February 18
| Sep 29, 2012
| 4:52 AM
Another teachers strike is possible, this one for North Shore School District-112.
The Highland Park-based school board and the teacher’s union have been meeting with a federal mediator since July, to come up with a contract.
| Feb 7, 2013
| 6:27 AM
West Chicago elementary teachers are back in the classrooms this morning after nearly 12 hours of negotiations produced a tentative contract.
Talks began at 1 p.m. Wednesday and the deal was reached around 12:30 a.m., officials said
| Feb 4, 2013
| 6:56 PM
Teachers in West Chicago's elementary school district went on strike Monday after contract talks with administrators broke down over the weekend.
In a message on its website, School District 33 said negotiators representing the teachers union had...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 9:06 PM
Student achievement will now account for 50 percent of the evaluations given to principals in Chicago Public Schools.
The student achievement portion of the new evaluation will be twice the minimum recommended by a 2010 state law. The remaining half of...