Action is being taken to stop millions of dollars in payouts to Chicago Public Schools employees who retire or resign.
Marking the start of what is expected to be contentious contract negotiations, the Chicago Teachers Union made its first round of demands to the Chicago Board of Education.
More than 500 people jammed the sidewalk in front of the Chicago Public Schools’ downtown headquarters for a 90-minute rally Tuesday night and a handful were determined to stay the night to be first in line for Wednesday’s school board meeting.
Chicago Public Schools officials are planning to close two elementary schools next fall and phase out two high schools as part of a major overhaul of schools in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first year leading the district.
Hundreds of pink slips might soon be on the way for principals, teachers and staff members at 10 Chicago Public Schools.
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.
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.
Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis is apologizing for a mocking remark she made about U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
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.