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Teacher Rally

Teachers Hold Massive Rally, Prepare For Vote On Whether To End Strike

Chicago Teachers Union delegates are expected to meet Sunday afternoon and could decide whether to end a strike that kept students out of classes last week.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012

Teachers Strike: Day 5

‘Framework’ For Teachers’ Contract In Place, School Likely Monday

Negotiators working to end the five-day Chicago teachers’ strike say they have a “framework” for a contract and expect school to resume on Monday.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis (left) and other union officials were all smiles after ending another day of contract talks with Chicago Public Schools officials on the third day of the teachers' strike. Both sides called Wednesday's talks productive. (Credit: CBS)

Union: No School Friday, But Contract Talks Ongoing

Classes were canceled for a fifth straight day at Chicago public schools as the Board of Education and the Chicago Teachers Union reportedly moved closer to a contract deal that would end a walkout by instructors.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2012

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis (left) and other union officials were all smiles after ending another day of contract talks with Chicago Public Schools officials on the third day of the teachers' strike. Both sides called Wednesday's talks productive. (Credit: CBS)

Teachers Strike Reaches Day 4, But Both Sides Optimistic

For the first time since the Chicago teachers’ strike started on Monday, both Chicago Public Schools officials and the Chicago Teachers Union were on the same page about the progress of contract talks, saying Wednesday’s meeting was a productive one.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2012

David Vitale

School Board President: ‘We Want Our Kids Back In School’

Chicago School Board President David Vitale says the board has issued more than 20 proposals in an effort to end the teachers’ strike, and he wants to see children back in school by Wednesday.

CBS 2–09/11/2012

Teacher Rally

Teachers Union Talks Strike Preps As Negotiations Press On

Negotiations between teachers and the Chicago Public Schools were to resume at noon Saturday, in hopes of averting a Chicago teachers’ strike that could begin next week.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

Jean-Claude Brizard

Brizard: Appointed School Board Is Fine The Way It Is

The head of Chicago Public Schools says he’d like to see the school board stay the way it is.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

Jean-Claude Brizard

Brizard Remains Confident That Contract Will Be Settled With Teachers

The Chicago Public Schools and their teachers are back to square one in their efforts to agree to a contract and avert a strike, but schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard remains optimistic.

CBS 2–07/19/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Natalie Cheng/CBS)

Emanuel Defends CPS’ Choice To Use Up Rainy Day Fund

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending the Chicago Public Schools for balancing the system’s budget through what some say is the risky step of draining the school system’s “rainy day fund.”

WBBM Newsradio–07/10/2012

Chicago Public Schools

CPS To Impose Maximum Allowable Property Tax Hike

The Chicago Public School System has not yet released its budget for the coming school year, but property taxpayers are already going to pay more.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2012

Chicago Public Schools

Parents, Teachers Begin Citywide Petition For Referendum On Elected School Board

A newly-formed coalition of parents, teachers and community groups have begun a door-to-door petition drive to get a referendum question on an elected Chicago school board on the November ballot citywide.

06/09/2012

Jean-Claude Brizard, Karen Lewis

Teachers Prepare For Strike Authorization Vote

Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis met with more than 200 teachers and other union members this morning at Lane Tech High School, one day before the union takes a strike authorization vote.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2012

Empty Classroom

CPS Employee Says Supervisor Sexually Harassed Her Repeatedly

A woman who works for the Chicago School Board is suing her employer and her supervisor claiming she was regularly sexually harassed at work for more than a year.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2012

Empty Classroom

CPS Partners With Harvard In Effort To Enact New Curriculum

The Chicago Public Schools are getting some Ivy League training on enacting a new common core curriculum for students.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2012

Members of the Chicago Board of Education listen to public testimony before a unanimous vote to extend the school year for Chicago Public Schools by 10 days starting in 2012-13. (Credit: CBS)

School Board Unanimously Approves Longer School Year

Despite complaints from teachers that it would lead to student burnout and decreased teacher morale, the Chicago Board of Education has unanimously approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to extend the school year by 10 days starting in the fall.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

Empty Classroom

Education Experts Protest Planned Teacher Evaluation System

The Chicago school system’s new teacher evaluation program is running into some questions.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

School Board Vote

Teachers Furious After Board Votes To Close, Overhaul Schools

The Chicago Teachers Union is slamming the School Board, after the board approved a plan to close seven public schools next year and stage “turnarounds” for 10 others.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

A school hallway (CBS)

Study: School Turnarounds Don’t Work

A new study is throwing cold water on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s school “turnaround” effort.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

Members of the Chicago Board of Education voted on Feb. 22, 2012, to close seven public schools and impose "turnaround" plans at 10 others, meaning the staffs of those schools will be fired and replaced, but students will stay. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago School Board Approves School Closings, Turnarounds

The Chicago Board of Education has voted to close seven public schools next school year and “turn around” 10 other schools, despite vehement objections from many parents, teachers and community members.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

File Photo (Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

School Board: Add 36 Minutes To High School Day, Cut Homeroom

The Chicago School Board is advising that school should be in session for 36 more minutes for high school students when the longer school day takes effect systemwide.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2011

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