Chicago Teachers Union Sues CPS, Betsy Devos Over COVID-19 Special Education RequirementsThe lawsuit contends CPS policies interfere with the education of students with special needs during the coronavirus pandemic.
In Wake Of Coronavirus School Closures, Chicago Teachers Union Calls For Suspension Of Standardized TestsThe Chicago Teachers Union on Tuesday called on the Illinois State Board of Education to suspend all standardized tests for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus Closings: Chicago Teachers Union Demands CPS Close All Schools Due To COVID-19The union also said schools should not serve as polling places on Tuesday.
CPS Sterilizes Vaughn Occupational High School After Aide Infected With CoronavirusWhile more classes have been canceled at a Chicago school exposed to the coronavirus, the teachers union is questioning if district cost cutting could play a role in the spread of the virus.
CPS Moving To Close HOPE High School In Englewood, Which Already Has No StudentsIt might seem redundant, but the Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday announced it was moving to close a school that already has no students.
How Are CPS Teachers Getting Post-Strike Makeup Days Off?First, the Chicago Teachers Union demanded more makeup days for time spent on the picket line – and they got some of them, exactly as they wanted. But it turns out teachers won’t be at work anyway on many of those days.
Lightfoot's Budget Set For Final Approval Next Week, Mayor 'Very Confident' Feds Will Approve $163 Million For Ambulance ServicesAs her 2020 budget plan moved one step closer to final approval on Wednesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot shrugged off criticism that it relies in part on federal funding that remains uncertain.
Chicago Teachers Wake Up To New Contract After Vote To AcceptChicago teachers on Saturday woke up to a new contract following an 11-day strike and a vote to accept.
Chicago Teachers Union Votes To Accept Tentative AgreementThe Chicago Teachers Union voted to accept its tentative contract with the city, the union announced late Friday.
Chicago Teachers Union To Vote Next Week On Tentative Contract Agreement With Chicago Public SchoolsThe Chicago Teachers Union said teachers will vote on the contract on Nov. 14 and 15.
Chicago Teachers' Strike Ends With Agreement: Did Teachers Get What They Wanted?A teachers’ strike that tied for the fourth longest in Chicago history is now over – but did the teachers get what they wanted?
Teachers' Strike May Leave Relationship Between Mayor Lightfoot, CTU StrainedWhile a deal has been approved and the Chicago Teachers Union has agreed to end its strike, the strain of reaching the agreement seemed apparent on both sides Thursday.
CPS To Make Up 5 Days Lost To Teachers' Strike; School Resumes Friday“Classes will resume tomorrow,” Lightfoot said at City Hall. “The teachers will be back in class, the students will be back in class tomorrow.”
Now That Teachers' Strike Has Ended, CPS Football Teams Can Play In State PlayoffsWith the city's teachers' strike over, Chicago Public Schools football teams now will be able to compete in the state playoffs this weekend.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Willing To Compromise On CPS Makeup Days For Strike, But Won't Agree To Teachers Union's 'Take It Or Leave It Demand'"They have basically issued a take it or leave it demand. They get 11 days back or the strike continues. That’s simply a non-starter," Lightfoot said