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A television ad funded by Education Reform Now features Mayor Rahm Emanuel discussing why the tentative contract with the Chicago Teachers Union is a good deal for students and parents. (Credit: Education Reform Now)

Teachers’ Strike Over, But Both Sides Still Working To Spin The Dispute

About 357,000 Chicago kids were back in their classrooms Wednesday. So were their teachers. But the shock waves from the nine-day teachers’ strike were still being felt, and not only in Chicago.

CBS 2–09/19/2012

Chicago Teacher's Union Votes To End Strike

What Will New Teacher Contract Cost The City?

Now that the teachers’ contract is settled, the big question is how Chicago plans to pay for it.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2012

School Resumes

Students Return To School With Teachers’ Strike Over

Chicago Public Schools students were back in class after seven missed days Wednesday, as the teachers’ strike has come to an end.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2012

Allen and Toni Packer, and their daughter Cyani Mayzure. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Parents Elated To See Teachers’ Strike Over

If you heard cheering around the city at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, it was probably the sound of hundreds of thousands of parents and their kids hailing the end of the teachers’ strike.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

Chicago Teacher's Union Votes To End Strike

Teachers Union Ends Strike, Classes To Resume Tomorrow

Chicago Public School students will be back in class tomorrow, after the Chicago Teachers Union voted to end its strike this afternoon.

09/18/2012

Bishop Trotter's granddaughter is tied to a cross. (CBS)

Minister ‘Crucifies’ Granddaughter Over Teachers’ Strike

A Southeast Side minister went to dramatic lengths today to show his frustration with the Chicago teachers’strike.

09/18/2012

Teachers' Strike

Union Delegates Meet To Decide Whether To End Teachers’ Strike

Parents and students in the Chicago Public Schools system are in the midst of another anxious day of waiting Tuesday, as the strike continues into its seventh school day — and its ninth overall.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

Lloyd Bond Charter School

Some Parents Sending Kids To Charter Schools Due To Teachers’ Strike

Public school parents frustrated by the length of the Chicago teachers’ strike are looking for other educational options, and the city’s charter schools have reported a record number of calls.

CBS 2–09/17/2012

The teachers' strike is on its second day and will likely to go into a third, according to Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis. Salary is far from the only issue on teachers' minds. Other issues include quality of the classroom, job security, and teacher evaluations. Find out more here. (Credit: Mason Johnson)

What’s In The Tentative Agreement For Chicago Teachers

The Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union both have provided their own separate summaries of the tentative contract agreement being weighed by union delegates.

CBS Chicago–09/17/2012

Chicago Board of Education President David Vitale (Credit: CBS)

Vitale: ‘Unconscionable’ To Continue Teachers’ Strike After Tentative Deal

Chicago Board of Education President David Vitale said Monday morning it’s “unconscionable” that Chicago Public Schools students are being kept out of class for a 6th day, due to the teachers’ strike, despite a tentative agreement between negotiators for CPS and the Chicago Teachers Union.

09/17/2012

Chicago public school teachers and their supporters picket outside of Marshall High School on the third day of a teachers' strike on September 12, 2012. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Judge Holds Off On City’s Request To Halt Teachers’ Strike

A Cook County judge will not immediately consider the Chicago Public Schools’ request for an injunction halting the teachers’ strike, spurning the city’s effort to get schools open again by Tuesday.

09/16/2012

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

Chicago Sun-Times

Boston Teachers Slam Emanuel In Full-Page Sun-Times Ad

The Boston Teachers Union has taken out a full-page ad in the Friday Chicago Sun-Times, chiding Mayor Rahm Emanuel for what it calls mischaracterizations, when the mayor used their settlement to make a case against Chicago teachers.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

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

Football Generic

Friday Night Games A Longshot For CPS Students

For hundreds of Chicago high school athletes, the reality is hitting home for them now, CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

09/13/2012

Thousands of Chicago Public Schools teachers and their supporters crowd into Congress Plaza, along Michigan Avenue, during the fourth day of the teachers' strike on Sept. 13, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Teachers’ March Targets Pritzker Family; Disrupts Traffic Downtown

Thousands of striking teachers and their supporters were marching down Michigan Avenue on Thursday, after rallying outside a hotel owned by the billionaire family of a Chicago Board of Education member.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2012

Thousands of Chicago public school teachers and their supporters march through the Loop and in front of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) headquarters on September 10, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Teachers Union hit the picket lines Monday morning after failing to reach an agreement with the city on a new contract. With about 350,000 students, the Chicago school district is the third largest in the United States.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Analyst: Contract Dispute Has Strengthened Chicago Teachers Union

With both sides in the Chicago teachers’ strike optimistic a deal to end the walkout could be done by the end of the day, one Chicago political analyst said the Chicago Teachers Union could come out a big winner, and not just in terms of the contract they’re likely to get.

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)

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 public school teachers and their supporters picket outside of Marshall High School on the third day of a teachers' strike on September 12, 2012. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Costs Adding Up For Many Parents During School Strike

The teachers’ strike has many parents hurting in their wallets as they’ve been forced to pay to put their kids in day care, since they haven’t been able to rely on having their kids in full-day schools.

CBS 2–09/12/2012

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Could Chicago Teachers’ Strike Affect Race For President?

During the past three days, coverage of the Chicago teachers’ strike and the teachers’ various rallies have made headlines across the nation, and even Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has weighed in, but could the strike actually affect the race for president? CBS 2’s Jim Williams tried to find out.

CBS 2–09/12/2012

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