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Critics Slam Emanuel For School Closings, Campaign Ads On EducationThe Chicago Teachers Union, parents, and other critics on Thursday accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel of misleading the public when he trumpets his achievements in early childhood education.
CPS Threatens To Discipline Teachers Who Boycott ISATChicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has threatened to seek to remove the state certification of teachers who refuse to administer next week's Illinois Standards Achievement Test, after many teachers planned a boycott.
New School Year Brings Lots Of Changes For CPS StudentsA new chapter begins for the Chicago Public Schools this morning, following major budget cuts and the closings of dozens of schools.
Teachers' Union Slams CPS For 'Devastating' Cuts, LayoffsA month before the new school year starts, protestors from the Chicago Teacher's Union were expressing outrage over budget cuts at the Chicago Public Schools, with a protest march through the Loop.
CPS Working on Contingency Plan As Teachers Inch Closer To StrikeWhat happens if your kids show up at school, and the teachers don't? As the Chicago Teachers Union moved a step closer to a strike, the Chicago Board of Education was discussing what do do if teachers actually walk off the job.
Teachers Union: Minority Teachers Targets For LayoffsThe Chicago Teachers Union says recent teacher layoff by public school officials are having a greater impact on African-American and Latino teachers.
UPDATED: Education Reform Proposal Moving ForwardA major school reform package advanced in an Illinois Senate committee in Springfield on Thursday, with an unusual coalition of lawmakers, school districts and teachers unions supporting the measure.
Chicago Teachers Union Backs Wisconsin ProtestsThe Chicago Teachers Union says it is fully in sympathy with Madison, Wis., teachers who have closed schools there for two days in a row.