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Tribune reportersIt was back to school -- again -- for hundreds of thousands of Chicago Public Schools students this morning, including Carter and McClaran Shirley who were excited to get back with their friends. Carter, a sixth grader at Abraham Lincoln Elementary...
What are the lessons learned from the Chicago Teachers Union strike and its battle with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and what does the future look like going forward? "This didn't have anything to do with the children; this was an adult fight," said the...
The union representing Chicago's 26,000 teachers and support staff says its members are prepared to stay on strike as long as it takes to get an acceptable contract. That's put Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a tough position as he tries to push reforms...
The Windy City is engulfed in a stormy teachers' strike that has gathered front-page national attention. But will it turn out to be just more hot air in the national debate over school reform? I'm afraid so, even though the issues at stake in Chicago are...
WGN NewsEmotions were mixed across Chicago Wednesday as students and teachers returned to schools. The week and a half teacher strike was suspended Tuesday. That teacher strike that sent 350,000 plus students back to their homes while teachers pressed on for a...
WGN NEWSMayor Emanuel and his administration are trying to figure out how they will pay for the new contract between the Chicago Teachers' Union and Chicago Public Schools. The union ended their strike on Tuesday, after the two sides agreed a three percent...
With their patience growing increasingly thin, Chicago parents continue to grapple with child care issues and ways to keep their kids busy as the teachers strike enters its second week. The work stoppage, which took place one week after most students...
Tags: Teaching and Learning, Teachers, Wicker Park
The strike by Chicago teachers is about much more than class size, merit-based (or rather test-based) pay, teacher evaluations, privatization of public education through charter school expansion, longer school days, etc., although those are all crucial...
Clout StreetWith less than two months until the Nov. 6 election, a northwest suburban congressional battle is finding freshman Republican Rep. Joe Walsh and Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth strengthening their rhetoric and sharpening their attacks. The...
In Chicago, last week was for the playing of games. Three of Chicago's best-trained game players — Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong — landed lucrative, career-making gigs on "Saturday Night Live," a tantalizing reminder of the...
"There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time." -- Calvin Coolidge, responding to the 1919 Boston police strike This oft-quoted line from the then-governor of Massachusetts might be updated to include "the public...
CHICAGO (AP) — Negotiators seeking an end to Chicago's teachers strike sound more hopeful than they have in weeks, announcing they have achieved a "framework" that could bring students back to the classroom by Monday. But the leader of the teachers...
Tags: Teachers Unions, Teachers, Students, Judges, Terry Mazany
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