Parents, Elected Officials Want Mayor To Use TIF Money To Avert Teachers' StrikeSarah Ma, a parent and local school council member at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School, pleaded with the mayor’s office to support an ordinance that would require uncommitted tax increment financing money to go back to CPS in times of financial distress.
Gearing Up For Strike, CPS Teachers Rally For More School FundingJust days before a possible strike, many teachers, students, and parents took part in “walk-ins” at several Chicago Public Schools, calling for more money for neighborhood schools.
Chicago Teachers Union Votes To Approve StrikeChicago Public Schools teachers have voted overwhelmingly to approve a strike, and could walk off the job as early as Oct. 11, the Chicago Teachers Union announced Monday.
Chicago Teachers Union Begins New Strike Authorization VoteAfter going more than a year without a contract, Chicago Public Schools teachers were set to vote again Wednesday on whether or not to go on strike.
CTU To Vote On Strike This Month By Signing PetitionsStrike preparation workshops for teachers are taking place next week.
Potential Teachers' Strike Looms Over Start Of Classes For CPSChicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis juggled optimism and pessimism on the first day of classes for Chicago Public Schools, as she talked about the chances for a teachers’ strike later this year.
On Strike Anniversary, Mayor Offers Olive Branch To Teachers Union Boss“When Karen was ill, I sent her a note to say ‘I wish you well. I wish you a happy, healthy new year as well,’ and that I look forward to – when she feels better – to actually have a good conversation,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said.
Chicago Teachers Vote To Ratify Deal With CPSThe Chicago Teachers Union announced late Wednesday that teachers have voted to ratify a new contract with the Chicago Public Schools.
Chicago Teachers Set To Vote On ContractAs teachers in southwest suburban Evergreen Park begin a strike, teachers in the Chicago Public Schools are ready to vote on the new contract that ended their strike last month.
CPS Students To Lose Days Off To Make Up For Teachers' StrikeChicago Public Schools students who missed seven days of classes because of the teachers strike will be making up those days.
Chicago Public Schools' Bond Rating Downgraded AgainOne of the nation’s bond rating agencies is out with another warning about the Chicago Public Schools system’s financial future.