Teachers

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CPS Boss: Special Needs Students Will Keep Teachers After School Closings

The head of the Chicago Public School system has been trying to reassure parents of students with special needs that they won’t suffer if their current schools are consolidated or closed.

WBBM Newsradio–04/11/2013

Getting pumped-up before a race. (Credit: Mason Johnson)

3 Ways Teachers Can Blow Off Rahm-Induced Stress

A few ways teachers can take that crushing anguish they’ve acquired while fighting for their communities and relieve it just the tiniest bit.

03/28/2013

Illinois State Capitol

Teachers Head To Springfield To Urge Halt To School Closings

A group of about 50 teachers, parents and students from the Chicago Public Schools boarded a bus to Springfield Tuesday morning, to make their voices heard about school closings.

03/19/2013

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Parents, Teachers Rally To Save Neighborhood Schools

There were rallies at schools across the city today as parents and teachers organize to save neighborhood schools.

01/19/2013

A .38 Caliber Pistol. (CBS)

Teachers Union: No Sane Person Wants Teachers To Carry Guns In Class

The state’s largest teachers’ union is pledging to fight any attempt to allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom.

WBBM Newsradio–12/18/2012

(Photo: Publicity shots of Dick Devos, union opponent, and James P. Hoffa, union organizer)

Digital Debate: Teamster’s Hoffa & Amway Heir DeVos: Clash Over Unions!

James P. Hoffa and Dick DeVos have vastly differing views of unions, which is why in this heated political climate battles are raging across America over unions in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, California and other states, the two took time to participate in CBS Local Digital Debate.

10/29/2012

School bus (CBS)

Grayslake Teachers Asked To Take Pay Freeze

Teachers in Community Consolidated School District 46 in far north suburban Grayslake are being asked to take a pay freeze.

10/23/2012

Empty Classroom

Geneva School Officials Surprised At Teachers’ Contract Impasse

The Geneva Education Association apparently has declared an impasse in negotiations with the school board, and administration officials were surprised to hear it.

10/13/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and Energy

Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?

10/12/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Debating Cities and Education

When it comes to America’s future, the issue of education rises to the top for many which is why Obama and Romney were asked to weigh in on it as well.

10/11/2012

Evergreen Park teachers picket on Thursday. (CBS)

No Deal For Evergreen Park Schools

Teachers walked off the job Oct. 2, but contract negotiations have occurred regularly since then.

10/08/2012

Evergreen Park Teachers

Union: Evergreen Park Teachers Will Strike On Tuesday

Union representatives for Evergreen Park School District 124 teachers left contract negotiations late Monday and said members will strike Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2012

Evergreen Park Teachers

Evergreen Park Teachers Edging Closer To Strike

Elementary School teachers in Evergreen Park are edging closer to walking off the job.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2012

Evergreen Park School District 124

Evergreen Park Teachers Could Go On Strike In A Week

Teachers in southwest suburban Evergreen Park have set next Tuesday as a strike date if there is no contract agreement by then.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

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Highland Park Teachers, School District To Submit New Contract Offers

Although the teachers’ strikes in Chicago and Lake Forest have been resolved, negotiations are at a critical point in several other Chicago-area districts, including North Shore School District 112 in Highland Park.

09/20/2012

Empty Classroom

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

Kirstie Shanley, a Chicago Public Schools occupational therapist, wants to get back to her job. (CBS)

Parents, Teachers, Students: We’re Ready For School To Resume

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talks with a variety of people who would love to see schools reopen for classes.

09/13/2012

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)

Conservative Think Tank: Emanuel Should Fire All The Teachers

The president of a conservative think tank says Mayor Rahm Emanuel should “go all Ronald Reagan” and fire all the teachers in the Chicago Public Schools system if they do not end their strike.

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

Jones Family

Families Dreading Possibility Of A Teachers’ Strike

If Chicago Public Schools teachers go on strike, how will it affect their families?

CBS Chicago–09/07/2012

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