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Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses his first year in office and the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Poll: Emanuel Gets High Marks, Voters Want Teachers To Wait For Strike Vote

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.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Approximately 5,000 Chicago Public Schools teachers marched down Michigan Avenue on May 23, 2012, as a show of solidarity amid contract talks with the Emanuel administration. (Credit: CBS)

Thousands Of Teachers Rally For New Contract, Emanuel Says They Deserve A Raise

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.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Teachers To Rally Over Contract Snag

Upset with contract talks, the Chicago Teachers Union says it’s planning a big rally to show unity.

05/22/2012

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Teachers Protest In Naperville Against Quinn’s Pension Plan

A demonstration in Naperville focused on Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposal to increase the retirement age and cut pensions for teachers.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

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Evergreen Park Teachers Create Workbook To Make ACT Prep Fun

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.

WBBM Newsradio–04/06/2012

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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

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Elgin Schools To Lay Off Nearly 200 People

It’s the time of year dreaded by suburban school districts – when RIFs, or reductions In force, are announced.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

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Conservative Group Presents Alternative State Budget Plan

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.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

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State Supreme Court: CPS Doesn’t Have To Rehire Laid Off Teachers

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.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

Chicago Public Schools

Report: Teachers Call For Big Raise In Contract Negotiations

Chicago teachers reportedly are proposing a huge raise as they begin negotiations with the Chicago Public Schools system.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

Chicago Public Schools

Report: CPS To Offer Maternity Leave For First Time

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.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

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Deerfield Teachers Vote To Authorize Strike

A north suburban school district is facing a possible teacher strike.

02/14/2012

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Chicago Public Schools To Lift Ban On YouTube

Students and teachers in the Chicago Public Schools will soon have another Internet tool — YouTube.

WBBM Newsradio–02/02/2012

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Teachers Want Pay Hikes, More Benefits

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.

01/22/2012

Under a new approach to teaching math, developed by the Erikson institute, preschool teacher Jennifer Meath integrates math into every subject and activity during class, even while taking attendance or checking the calendar. (Credit: CBS)

New Program Integrates Math Lessons In All Subjects For Preschoolers

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.

CBS 2–01/11/2012

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Zion-Benton School Strike To Continue Monday

Students in the Zion-Benton Township High School District will be out of school for another day Monday.

01/08/2012

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Zion-Benton Township High School Teachers Go On Strike

Teachers in Zion-Benton Township High School District 126 in Lake County say they are going ahead with a strike.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

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Report Details CPS Free Lunch Fraud, Improper Financial Benefits

The inspector general of the Chicago Public Schools has issued a devastating report on financial and other abuses in the public school system.

CBS 2–01/04/2012

CPS Protest

Teachers Demand To Be Heard Protesting School Closures

Rainy weather did not impede Chicago Public Schools teachers from continuing their fight against planned school closures into the early morning hours.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

Chicago Public Schools

Teachers Suggest Ways To Use Time During Longer School Day

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.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2011

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