The Chicago Public Schools and their teachers are back to square one in their efforts to agree to a contract and avert a strike, but schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard remains optimistic.
In recent months, Chicago Public Schools administrators and the Chicago Teachers Union haven’t been able to agree on much of anything. On Monday, they couldn’t even agree on whether a key report on their ongoing contract dispute had been released.
It’s been a bit more than a year on the job for Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard. Some critics have said it’s been a bumpy, road with many obstacles ahead for Brizard – including a potential teachers’ strike.
Chicago teachers have voted to authorize a strike, setting the stage for intense contract negotiations to avoid a possible walkout in the fall.
The city could soon know whether Chicago Public Schools teachers are going to authorize a strike, but the teachers are already crying foul.
Chicago Public Schools teachers began voting today on whether to authorize a strike.
Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis met with more than 200 teachers and other union members this morning at Lane Tech High School, one day before the union takes a strike authorization vote.
Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard says he wants teachers to have a raise, and is asking the Chicago Teachers Union to hold off on its strike authorization vote set for this coming Wednesday.
The Chicago Teachers Union says it will conduct a strike authorization vote next week.
Talks have broken down between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union, and the possibility of a teacher strike is beginning to loom.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard have agreed to scale back the longer school day for elementary students.
The Chicago Teacher’s Union said Thursday that contract talks with the Emanuel administration are “cordial,” but the union is also planning for the possibility of a strike.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is denying an accusation from the head of the teachers union that he ever made comments suggesting he has given up on some Chicago Public schoolchildren.
Improve schools by turning them around with a new leadership team, or close them; that was the message that the head of the Chicago Public Schools took to a South Side church congregation Sunday, following the school board’s decision last week to close or “turn around” 17 schools.
The Chicago Teachers Union is slamming the School Board, after the board approved a plan to close seven public schools next year and stage “turnarounds” for 10 others.
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.