Chicago Public Schools could be in for another round of closures and consolidations.
School was in session Monday -– for aldermen. The Chicago Teachers Union was busy trying to convince City Council members that it is not trying to obstruct plans for a longer school day.
Bad blood between City Hall and the Chicago Teachers Union showed no sign of getting any better on Wednesday as the mayor and the union traded shots again over the push to get teachers to voluntarily accept a longer school day.
Chicago Public School teachers were speaking out for the first time on Tuesday about the difficult decision to vote for a longer school day. So far, teachers at 12 public schools have agreed to extend the school day by 90 minutes.
Chicago Public Schools administrators want your input on how to use the extra time that will be added to the school day starting next year.
While the debate over a longer school day in Chicago continued to heat up, the heads of the teachers union and the Chicago Public Schools held a spirited debate Tuesday evening on the future of the school system.
Several hundred people gathered in the Thompson Center plaza on Saturday to voice support for the jobs plan unveiled Thursday by President Obama.
CTU president Karen Lewis accuses Mayor Emanuel of getting in her face and yelling at her during a recent meeting to discuss a longer school day.
As students and parents were preparing for the first day of school in just two days, the head of the teachers union was standing firm in insisting that schools should wait for a more detailed plan before implementing a longer school day.
The Chicago Teachers Union has rejected an offer of 2 percent raises for elementary school teachers for beginning a longer school day beginning in January.
Chicago Public School officials were moving forward with plans for a longer school day and year starting next year, but the Chicago Teachers Union balked at joining an advisory panel being formed to help implement the longer school day.
Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis is reacting to plans that would lengthen the school day for Chicago Public Schools, suggesting the extra time could actually hurt some students.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he’s not backing down at all in his push for a longer school day, even as teachers raise concerns about the quality of instruction in any proposed additional hours.
Teachers and parents jammed a meeting Wednesday night, for the first public hearing on the budget for Chicago Public Schools.
Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard and Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis met Tuesday, and one of the topics on the table was a longer school day.
The Chicago Teachers Union has decided to go back to the bargaining table rather than simply allow the school board to take away teacher pay raises for next year.
The Chicago Teacher’s Union President says she had met Jean Claude Brizard, Mayor Emanuel’s choice to head the Chicago Public School system, and describes him as “charming.”
The head of the Chicago Teachers Union blasted Mayor Richard M. Daley on Friday over comments he made Thursday evening about teachers and how many hours they work.
A blue-ribbon panel hopes to put together three top choices for CPS chief by the time the new mayor takes office in May.
The head of the Chicago Teachers Union says voters – and not the mayor – should decide who runs the school district.