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Karen Lewis

Chicago Public Schools

10 Chicago Public Schools Targeted For ‘Turnaround’

Hundreds of pink slips might soon be on the way for principals, teachers and staff members at 10 Chicago Public Schools.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2011

Karen Lewis Video

CTU’s Lewis Blames Right-Wing Bloggers For Spreading Video

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis apologized for some remarks she made to a group in Seattle last month, but she stood by those comments and blamed right-wing bloggers for publicizing them.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Shame On Karen Lewis

It’s too early for the Oscars and Emmys, I know, but I already have a nomination for the worst performance of the year by a new star of stage and screen: the president of the Chicago Teachers Union, Karen Lewis.

CBS 2–11/15/2011

Karen Lewis Video

Teachers Union: Lewis’ Mocking Of Duncan Was ‘Attempt At Humor’

Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis is apologizing for a mocking remark she made about U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Makes New Push To Close, Consolidate Failing Schools

Chicago Public Schools could be in for another round of closures and consolidations.

10/26/2011

Teachers union representatives met with aldermen at a Chicago hotel Monday. (CBS)

Teachers Union Courts Aldermen In Debate Over Longer School Day

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.

10/03/2011

CTU President Karen Lewis; Mayor Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

City Hall, Teachers Continue Trading Barbs Over 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.

CBS 2–09/28/2011

William H Brown Elementary School (Credit: CBS)

Teachers At Brown Discuss Approval Of 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.

CBS Chicago–09/20/2011

School day website. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Schools Launch New Website On Longer School Day

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.

09/20/2011

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard discussed the future of the school system at a public forum at UIC on Sept. 13, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Brizard, Lewis Talk Longer School Day At Public Forum

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.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

Union members, activists and members of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition rally at the Thompson Center to support President Barack Obama's jobs plan on Sept. 10, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Unions, Activists March To Support Obama Jobs Plan

Several hundred people gathered in the Thompson Center plaza on Saturday to voice support for the jobs plan unveiled Thursday by President Obama.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2011

CTU President Karen Lewis; Mayor Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

CTU President: Enraged Mayor Swore, ‘Disrespected’ Her During Private Talk

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.

09/09/2011

Chicago Public Schools

Kids Prepare For First Day Of Class Amid Longer Day Debate

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.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2011

CPS Classroom

Teachers Union: ‘No Thanks’ To Offer Of Raises For 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.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2011

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Moving Forward With Longer School Day, But Union Balks

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.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis

Teachers Union President: Longer School Day Could Hurt Some Students

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.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Emanuel Stands Firm On Longer School Day; Teachers Urge Caution

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.

08/18/2011

Chicago Public Schools

Teachers, Parents Sound Off On CPS Budget

Teachers and parents jammed a meeting Wednesday night, for the first public hearing on the budget for Chicago Public Schools.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011

New Chicago schools boss Jean-Claude Brizard (CBS)

Brizard, Teachers Union President Discuss Longer School Day

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.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

Chicago School Board

Teachers Union President: Strike Is Possible

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.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2011

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