A new poll shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel getting high marks from voters during his first year in office, but little public support for an early vote on a possible Chicago teachers’ strike.
About 5,000 Chicago Public Schools teachers rallied downtown Wednesday afternoon, before shutting down a stretch of Michigan Avenue to take their contract demands directly to CPS headquarters in the Loop.
Upset with contract talks, the Chicago Teachers Union says it’s planning a big rally to show unity.
A demonstration in Naperville focused on Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposal to increase the retirement age and cut pensions for teachers.
As high school juniors across Illinois get ready to take the ACT later this month, two suburban teachers have come up with a new way to prepare.
The Chicago school system’s new teacher evaluation program is running into some questions.
It’s the time of year dreaded by suburban school districts – when RIFs, or reductions In force, are announced.
A conservative think tank has proposed an alternative state budget that would cut wages for state employees by 10 percent; require retired workers to pay for their own health care premiums; and force local school districts to fund teacher pensions, instead of the state.
The Illinois State Supreme Court has sided with the Chicago Public Schools, saying the district does not have to rehire tenured teachers it had laid off.
Chicago teachers reportedly are proposing a huge raise as they begin negotiations with the Chicago Public Schools system.
The Chicago Public Schools are apparently throwing employees a bone, after announcing plans to drop the accrued sick day policy that is costing the district $37 million per year.
A north suburban school district is facing a possible teacher strike.
Students and teachers in the Chicago Public Schools will soon have another Internet tool — YouTube.
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.
Was math the one subject that simply didn’t add up for you in school? Plenty of students struggle with mastering mathematics, but a new program is finding that starting early with a different approach can really pay off.
Students in the Zion-Benton Township High School District will be out of school for another day Monday.
Teachers in Zion-Benton Township High School District 126 in Lake County say they are going ahead with a strike.
The inspector general of the Chicago Public Schools has issued a devastating report on financial and other abuses in the public school system.
Rainy weather did not impede Chicago Public Schools teachers from continuing their fight against planned school closures into the early morning hours.
A group of Chicago Public Schools teachers have made suggestions on ways to best use the extra 90 minutes being added to each school day starting next year.