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The teachers' strike is on its second day and will likely to go into a third, according to Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis. Salary is far from the only issue on teachers' minds. Other issues include quality of the classroom, job security, and teacher evaluations. Find out more here. (Credit: Mason Johnson)

What’s In The Tentative Agreement For Chicago Teachers

The Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union both have provided their own separate summaries of the tentative contract agreement being weighed by union delegates.

CBS Chicago–09/17/2012

Chicago Board of Education President David Vitale (Credit: CBS)

Vitale: ‘Unconscionable’ To Continue Teachers’ Strike After Tentative Deal

Chicago Board of Education President David Vitale said Monday morning it’s “unconscionable” that Chicago Public Schools students are being kept out of class for a 6th day, due to the teachers’ strike, despite a tentative agreement between negotiators for CPS and the Chicago Teachers Union.

09/17/2012

Lake Forest High School (Credit: CBS)

Classes Resume At Lake Forest H.S., Despite Teachers’ Strike

Teachers in north suburban Lake Forest are meeting with school district leaders Monday morning to try to hammer out a contract. Meantime, Lake Forest High School students were back in class, despite the fact teachers have been on strike since Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–09/17/2012

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Highland Park Teachers Declare Impasse, Might Strike Next Month

Teachers in a third local school district could go on strike next month, joining their counterparts in Chicago and Lake Forest in staging a walkout amid stalled contract talks.

09/17/2012

Chicago public school teachers and their supporters picket outside of Marshall High School on the third day of a teachers' strike on September 12, 2012. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Judge Holds Off On City’s Request To Halt Teachers’ Strike

A Cook County judge will not immediately consider the Chicago Public Schools’ request for an injunction halting the teachers’ strike, spurning the city’s effort to get schools open again by Tuesday.

09/16/2012

Lake Forest Teachers' Strike

Strike Notwithstanding, School To Open In Lake Forest Monday

Talks are expected to resume Saturday between negotiators for striking Lake Forest High School teachers and the school board — but strike or no strike, classes are resuming on Monday.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012

Lake Forest Teachers' Strike

Lake Forest Teachers’ Strike Continues; Talks Underway In Highland Park

Teachers at Lake Forest High School remain on strike this Friday morning, and classes are again cancelled.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

Teachers Strike: Day 5

‘Framework’ For Teachers’ Contract In Place, School Likely Monday

Negotiators working to end the five-day Chicago teachers’ strike say they have a “framework” for a contract and expect school to resume on Monday.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

Thousands of Chicago Public Schools teachers and their supporters crowd into Congress Plaza, along Michigan Avenue, during the fourth day of the teachers' strike on Sept. 13, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Teachers’ March Targets Pritzker Family; Disrupts Traffic Downtown

Thousands of striking teachers and their supporters were marching down Michigan Avenue on Thursday, after rallying outside a hotel owned by the billionaire family of a Chicago Board of Education member.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2012

Students use the computer lab at Theodore Roosevelt High School on Sept. 13, 2012, during the fourth day of a teachers' strike, to work on essays for college applications, study for the ACT exam, and keep up on course work for their classes. (Credit: CBS)

CPS Students Doing What They Can To Keep Learning During Strike

School may be out, but some students have managed to keep learning this week by taking advantage of educational resources available.

CBS 2–09/13/2012

Thousands of Chicago public school teachers and their supporters march through the Loop and in front of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) headquarters on September 10, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Teachers Union hit the picket lines Monday morning after failing to reach an agreement with the city on a new contract. With about 350,000 students, the Chicago school district is the third largest in the United States.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Analyst: Contract Dispute Has Strengthened Chicago Teachers Union

With both sides in the Chicago teachers’ strike optimistic a deal to end the walkout could be done by the end of the day, one Chicago political analyst said the Chicago Teachers Union could come out a big winner, and not just in terms of the contract they’re likely to get.

09/13/2012

Lake Forest Teachers' Strike

Teachers’ Strike Continues In Lake Forest; No Resolution In Sight

The teachers’ strike at Lake Forest High School is in its second day, and there is little optimism about ending that walkout anytime soon.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2012

Chicago public school teachers and their supporters picket outside of Marshall High School on the third day of a teachers' strike on September 12, 2012. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Costs Adding Up For Many Parents During School Strike

The teachers’ strike has many parents hurting in their wallets as they’ve been forced to pay to put their kids in day care, since they haven’t been able to rely on having their kids in full-day schools.

CBS 2–09/12/2012

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Could Chicago Teachers’ Strike Affect Race For President?

During the past three days, coverage of the Chicago teachers’ strike and the teachers’ various rallies have made headlines across the nation, and even Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has weighed in, but could the strike actually affect the race for president? CBS 2’s Jim Williams tried to find out.

CBS 2–09/12/2012

Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard talks with public school principals at a roundtable discussion about issues critical to contract talks in the ongoing Chicago teachers' strike on Sept. 12, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

CPS Boss Brizard Denies Rumors He Has Resigned

For the first time since the teachers’ strike began, Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard spoke out this afternoon, first denying a widespread rumor that he had resigned.

09/12/2012

Derrick Rose. (Photo by Ray Amati/NBAE via Getty Images)

Derrick Rose Speaks Out On Teachers’ Strike

Derrick Rose is spending his offseason thinking about more than just coming back from ACL surgery.

670 The Score–09/12/2012

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

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: I’ve Got My Own Slogans For The Teachers’ Strike

I’m all for getting into the swing of things – the crisis in public education, the slipping and sliding of our public schools, the boss man of City Hall, the boss woman of the Chicago Teachers Union, the parades, and those picket signs.

09/11/2012

Chicago Public Schools student-athletes practice at a South Side park during the ongoing teachers' strike. An Illinois High School Association ruling bars CPS sports teams from playing games during the strike, but allows practices. (Credit: CBS)

Extended Strike Could Put Some Student-Athletes’ College Dreams At Risk

While the city’s teachers’ strike continues, the 11,000 student-athletes attending Chicago Public Schools can’t play, after the Illinois High School Association denied the district’s request for a waiver to allow for games and practices during the walkout.

CBS 2–09/11/2012

Lake Forest High School teachers hold up banners in preparation for a possible strike. (Credit: Nancy Harty, WBBM)

Lake Forest H.S. Teachers Also On Strike

Chicago teachers now have company on the picket line, after talks broke down between teachers and school officials in north suburban Lake Forest.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2012

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