| May 12, 2013
| 12:29 PM
Chicago voters hold a dim view of Rahm Emanuel's stewardship of public education after a tumultuous year that featured a teachers strike and the mayor's push to close many neighborhood elementary schools, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows.
| Sep 29, 2012
| 4:08 PM
Chicago Public Schools graduates could have an advantage landing interviews for jobs with the city, whether it be tree trimming or fighting fires.
Under a new iniatiative announced Saturday by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office, the Department of Human...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 4:22 AM
After spending a year-and-a-half in office, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's choice for CPS CEO is out.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard resigned yesterday. Jean-Claude Brizard was allowed to resign, in what he and the mayor's office called a mutual...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 10:08 PM
In my 26 year career in education, I have had many different roles with one commitment -- the success of students.
As an educator, I knew for students to be successful here in Chicago we needed to refocus the District to work on the fundamentals of...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Speaking to reporters before he rang the bell at Clemente High School this morning, CPS chief Jean-Claude Brizard said school officials are making "steady progress" in contract talks with teachers as a strike deadline looms.
But he quickly added, "At the...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 4:51 PM
Dozens of teachers, dressed in red and carrying signs reading "Students, Teachers, Parents: Unite!" picketed outside Lane Tech High School Tuesday afternoon; the end of the first day of classes for a majority of CPS schools.
In many ways, it was a...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 7:51 PM
Chicago Public School officials and the Chicago Teachers Union may be at the bargaining table but some of the representatives WGNTV spoke with earlier Thursday are not expressing much optimism that a strike can be averted next week.
After ten months of...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 5:06 PM
Contract talks between Chicago Public Schools and the teachers union are over for the day and set to resume at noon Saturday.
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis appeared grim as she said negotiations were unproductive today.
She said union...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:19 PM
Contract talks between Chicago Public School leaders and Chicago Teachers Union represetnatives took a turn for the worse Friday afternoon.
The day started on a positive note with union leaders saying talks were getting better.
On Friday afternoon, the...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:54 PM
Chicago Public School principals met this afternoon at Roberto Clemente High School to discuss a sticking point central to them in the ongoing strike negotiations- their autonomy to hire the teachers they choose.
The CTU is fighting principal autonomy as...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:25 AM
Hundreds of thousands of Chicago schools students will return to class Wednesday after the teachers' union voted to suspend its sometimes acrimonious strike that lasted about a week.
Teachers in the third-largest U.S. school system voted Tuesday to end...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 7:49 PM
Chicago Public Schools have announced the make-up days for the seven school days lost during the teacher strike.
For students on a traditional schedule, which is most of the system, the make-up days are:
- January 3 and 4
- Presidents Day, February 18