Mastermind Of CPS Contract-Rigging Scandal Pleads GuiltyGary Solomon pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of honest services wire fraud in the courtroom of U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang.
High School Once Named For Obama Delayed By CPS Funding DealMayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to open an elite high school that once was to be named after President Barack Obama has been put on the back burner, as part of the financial package that averted a teachers’ strike at the Chicago Public Schools.
CPS Parents, Students Pleased As Tentative Deal Averts StrikeChicago Public Schools parents breathed a sigh of relief – and perhaps let out a few sleep-deprived yawns – after the district reached a tentative contract agreement with the Chicago Teachers Union at the 11th hour before a threatened strike Monday night.
Chicago Teachers Reach Tentative Contract Deal With CPSKaren Lewis said she was optimistic, during a media briefing at 10 p.m. Monday, two hours away from a deadline to declare a strike if no deal is reached.
As Strike Deadline Nears, CPS And Teachers Continue Last Ditch TalksThe looming threat of a strike by the Chicago Teachers Union continued Monday, and if an agreement isn't reached with the Chicago Public Schools isn’t reached by the end of the day, teachers have vowed to walk off the job Tuesday.
Parents, Elected Officials Want Mayor To Use TIF Money To Avert Teachers' StrikeSarah Ma, a parent and local school council member at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School, pleaded with the mayor’s office to support an ordinance that would require uncommitted tax increment financing money to go back to CPS in times of financial distress.
Gearing Up For Strike, CPS Teachers Rally For More School FundingJust days before a possible strike, many teachers, students, and parents took part in “walk-ins” at several Chicago Public Schools, calling for more money for neighborhood schools.
Bargaining Continues Ahead Of Teacher StrikeThe Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools met Wednesday for a regular meeting to discuss and negotiate the possible strike next week.
CPS Releases Contingency Plan For Possible CTU Strike As Negotiations ContinueThe biggest difference between now and in 2012 is all schools will remain open.
Mayor Emanuel: Looming Teachers Strike 'Unnecessary' And 'Avoidable'The mayor says teachers are reneging on a deal hammered out months ago by top union officials.
CTU Ready To Strike Oct. 11 If No Agreement Is ReachedThe Chicago Teachers Union has set a strike date of Oct. 11.
Some CPS Teachers Leaving District Ahead Of StrikeSome CPS teachers are choosing not to return to the district for fear of losing their jobs.

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