ASPIRA Teachers Agree To Tentative Deal To Avoid Charter School StrikeTeachers from the ASPIRA school network have reached a tentative contract agreement with management, averting what would have been the first charter school strike in the U.S.
ASPIRA Charter Union Reaches Tentative Agreement To Avoid StrikeThe agreement will be put to a vote by the union’s rank-and-file members at some point in the next 10 days, according to union spokeswoman Chris Geovanis.
Aspira Charter School Teachers Set March 17 Strike DateTeachers and staff for the Aspira charter school network said they plan to go on strike on March 17, if they can’t reach agreement with management on a new contract.
ASPIRA Charter School Teachers Plan To Take Strike Vote On WednesdayA strike by ASPIRA teachers would be the first at a charter school anywhere in the country.
UNO Network Avoids First-Ever Charter School Teachers' StrikeA week after the Chicago Public Schools dodged its second major teachers strike in four years, one of the city’s largest charter school networks averted its own strike with a tentative contract agreement.
Charter School Students, Advocates Demonstrate At Thompson CenterThey're concerned the budget mess in Springfield will shut down their schools altogether. CBS 2's Sandra Torres reports.
Charter Schools To Lobby State Lawmakers To Pass A BudgetStudents, parents, teachers, and administrators from charter schools in Chicago rallied Wednesday morning on the South Side before heading to Springfield to lobby state lawmakers to get moving on the state budget.
Budget Cuts Could Lead To Increase In Class Sizes At Chicago Charter SchoolsCharters are also feeling the pain. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at the impact of budget cuts on charters in this original report.
CPS Outlines Budget Cuts, Warns Of More Without Pension ReliefThe Emanuel administration said a loss of more than $100 million in state aid for the Chicago Public Schools has forced the district to make cuts at neighborhood schools, and warned things could get worse without help from Springfield.
North Side Residents Fighting To Keep Charter School OutIt's a switch from the usual battle cry. A group of parents and an alderman on the North Side are fighting to keep a school from opening its doors there next year.
Former Charter Schools CEO Earning $250K As Rauner's AdviserFor weeks, Beth Purvis' role in the administration had been somewhat of a mystery. Not until after several inquiries from The Associated Press did the Rauner administration disclose that Purvis — a key member of the governor's transition team — is now earning $250,000 a year to advise him on education policy.
Opinion: Some Pols Like Charter Schools For One Big ReasonIndiana Gov. Mike Pence is a big fan of charter schools. His new GOP neighbor in Illinois, Gov. Bruce Rauner, loves them too.

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