Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says Teachers Union Has Provided Counterproposal After She Called For CPS Reopening Deal By End Of The DayMayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer Janice Jackson announced late Thursday that the union had provided them a counterproposal for a deal to end the impasse about in-person schooling and the strike threat.
Lightfoot Optimistic CPS Can Get Deal Done With CTU To Reopen Schools; 'We’re Going To Stay At The Table'"We're going to stay on the table so we can get a deal done," Mayor Lightfoot told CNN on Tuesday.
CPS Students To Remain Remote Tuesday, Wednesday Amid Call For '48-Hour Cooling-Off Period;' Teachers' Union Says Bargaining Will Resume TuesdayChicago Public Schools students will remain in remote learning Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mayor Lightfoot Says Teachers Are To Be In School On Monday Or 'We're Going To Have To Take Action;' Students To Be Remote Until TuesdayMayor Lori Lightfoot said at a news conference Sunday that all teachers who have not received a special accommodation are expected to be back in school on Monday – and if they aren’t, “we’re going to have to take action."
CPS Reports 'Tentative Agreements' With CTU In Four Areas As Reopening Negotiations ContinueAfter weeks of negotiations over how to safely reopen schools, it appears the Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Teachers Union have made "significant progress" toward resuming in-person classes.
After CPS Cancels 3rd Day Of In-Person Classes, Teachers Accuse District Of 'Passing The Buck' With Reopening PlanChicago Public Schools are continuing with a third day of remote learning for all students, as officials continue negotiating with the Chicago Teachers Union about how to re-open schools safely in the pandemic.
As Reopening Impasse Drags On, And Talks With CTU Continue, CPS Cancels In-Person Classes ThursdayThe district told parents last night not to send their kids to school on Thursday, after the Chicago Teachers Union told teachers and staff to continue working remotely.
Parents, Students Put Pressure On CPS, CTU For A Safe Return To In-Person LearningParents and students are putting on the pressure to get kids back in class.
Chicago Teachers Union Could Call For Strike Authorization Vote WednesdayDelegates of the Chicago Teachers Union could ask for a strike authorization vote Wednesday.
Chicago Teachers Union Could Call For Strike Authorization Vote As Dispute With CPS Reopening Plan ContinuesChicago Teachers Union leadership could soon ask its 25,000 members to authorize a strike as it continues to pressure the Chicago Public Schools for an agreement on a safe reopening plan for the district.
CPS Says 145 Teachers And Staff Were 'Absent Without Leave' On Monday, Won't Be Paid If They Don't Show Up TuesdayThe Chicago Public Schools on Monday said 145 school employees were classified as “absent without leave” as in-person classes for some students resumed.