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.
Teachers Strike Reaches Day 4, But Both Sides OptimisticFor 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.
School Board President: 'We Want Our Kids Back In School'Chicago School Board President David Vitale says the board has issued more than 20 proposals in an effort to end the teachers’ strike, and he wants to see children back in school by Wednesday.
Teachers Union Talks Strike Preps As Negotiations Press OnNegotiations between teachers and the Chicago Public Schools were to resume at noon Saturday, in hopes of averting a Chicago teachers' strike that could begin next week.
Brizard: Appointed School Board Is Fine The Way It IsThe head of Chicago Public Schools says he'd like to see the school board stay the way it is.
Brizard Remains Confident That Contract Will Be Settled With TeachersThe Chicago Public Schools and their teachers are back to square one in their efforts to agree to a contract and avert a strike, but schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard remains optimistic.
Emanuel Defends CPS' Choice To Use Up Rainy Day FundMayor Rahm Emanuel is defending the Chicago Public Schools for balancing the system’s budget through what some say is the risky step of draining the school system’s “rainy day fund.”
CPS To Impose Maximum Allowable Property Tax HikeThe Chicago Public School System has not yet released its budget for the coming school year, but property taxpayers are already going to pay more.
Parents, Teachers Begin Citywide Petition For Referendum On Elected School BoardA newly-formed coalition of parents, teachers and community groups have begun a door-to-door petition drive to get a referendum question on an elected Chicago school board on the November ballot citywide.
Teachers Prepare For Strike Authorization VoteChicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis met with more than 200 teachers and other union members this morning at Lane Tech High School, one day before the union takes a strike authorization vote.
CPS Employee Says Supervisor Sexually Harassed Her RepeatedlyA woman who works for the Chicago School Board is suing her employer and her supervisor claiming she was regularly sexually harassed at work for more than a year.