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Boston Teachers Slam Emanuel In Full-Page Sun-Times Ad

The Boston Teachers Union has taken out a full-page ad in the Friday Chicago Sun-Times, chiding Mayor Rahm Emanuel for what it calls mischaracterizations, when the mayor used their settlement to make a case against Chicago teachers.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis (left) and other union officials were all smiles after ending another day of contract talks with Chicago Public Schools officials on the third day of the teachers' strike. Both sides called Wednesday's talks productive. (Credit: CBS)

Union: No School Friday, But Contract Talks Ongoing

Classes were canceled for a fifth straight day at Chicago public schools as the Board of Education and the Chicago Teachers Union reportedly moved closer to a contract deal that would end a walkout by instructors.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2012

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis (left) and other union officials were all smiles after ending another day of contract talks with Chicago Public Schools officials on the third day of the teachers' strike. Both sides called Wednesday's talks productive. (Credit: CBS)

Teachers Strike Reaches Day 4, But Both Sides Optimistic

For the first time since the Chicago teachers’ strike started on Monday, both Chicago Public Schools officials and the Chicago Teachers Union were on the same page about the progress of contract talks, saying Wednesday’s meeting was a productive one.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2012

Chicago teachers are demanding a new contract. They walked off the job on Monday. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Parent Bloggers Weigh In On Strike, Criticize Teachers On Picket Lines

Two parent bloggers weighed in on the Chicago teachers’ strike Tuesday, taking issue with what they called the “name-calling” and hostile tone of the striking teachers.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2012

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Education Experts Protest Planned Teacher Evaluation System

The Chicago school system’s new teacher evaluation program is running into some questions.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012