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  • No deal, classes remain cancelled in Evergreen Park

    No deal, classes remain cancelled in Evergreen Park
    Schools are closed today and they will be again tomorrow in Evergreen Park, where a teacher strike is now in its second week.   Union leaders say they are disappointed but not discouraged by the latest failure to reach a deal.  Today they are feeling re-...
  • Covering city schools

    Covering city schools
    As anyone who has ever attended a Chicago Public Schools board meeting knows, there is no shortage of news or opinions on the Chicago schools beat. Since I first began covering the city's public schools in October 2010, the district has gone through...
  • 1-day teachers strike settled in Crystal Lake district

    1-day teachers strike settled in Crystal Lake district
    The teachers strike in Crystal Lake-based Prairie Grove School District 46 has ended the same day it began. After their walkout this morning, teachers’ representatives spent the day negotiating with district administrators and Friday afternoon...
  • Negotiating teams meet on ending North Shore teachers strike

    Negotiating teams meet on ending North Shore teachers strike
    A bargaining session was scheduled for noon today between teachers and officials in North Shore School District 112, where teachers have gone on strike amid contract disputes. Classes at elementary and middle schools in Highland Park and Highwood were...
  • Emanuel to campaign for Obama in Florida this weekend

    Emanuel to campaign for Obama in Florida this weekend
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will continue his role as a surrogate for President Barack Obama this weekend, heading to Florida to try to convince the swing state's key Jewish and senior citizen constituencies to vote to send Obama back to the White House....
  • New teacher union contract approved

    New teacher union contract approved
      The Chicago Board of Education approved the new three-year Chicago Teachers Union contract Tuesday The action came at the board's first meeting with its new CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett.   She replaced Jean Claude Brizzard three weeks after the teachers...
  • CTU sues to stop pension reform

    CTU sues to stop pension reform
    With its first strike in a quarter century past them, the Chicago Teachers Union is taking part in a new fight.  It’s suing to stop pension reform in Springfield.   The many pension investigations produced by WGN and the Chicago Tribune led...
  • Chicago School Strike Hits Third Day

    Chicago School Strike Hits Third Day
    CHICAGO -- Talks were set to start again Wednesday morning with Chicago's school board and striking public school teachers seemingly miles apart from reaching a deal to get 350,000 children back in school. And as rhetoric and accusations came from both...
  • Teachers in District 46 in north suburbs on strike

    Teachers in District 46 in north suburbs on strike
    A union representative says teachers in Grayslake-based District 46 who walked off the job this morning have offered to take a pay freeze for the current school year and await the school board’s next move. The school board president counters...
  • Parents scramble to find care for kids during strike

    Parents scramble to find care for kids during strike
    As union teachers remain on strike, non-union employees tend to the "Children First" activities being offered at 147 schools across the city for a second day. Parents dropped children off today at the "Children First" sites, including McPherson...
  • Mayor Emanuel on CTU contract sticking point

    Mayor Emanuel on CTU contract sticking point
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is reacting Tuesday afternoon to one of the sticking points in reaching a contract agreement with Chicago’s striking teachers. Specifically, he addressed whether or not individual school principals should be responsible for...
  • Full-court press on Chicago teachers coverage

    Full-court press on Chicago teachers coverage
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office in May 2011 and a month later his handpicked school board rescinded a 4 percent pay raise for teachers, leading Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis to broach the possibility of a strike. Ever since, Chicago Tribune...