| Apr 6, 2012
| 6:56 AM
After nearly four months of negotiations, contract talks between the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union are getting acrimonious.
Union President Karen Lewis said Thursday that a poll of teachers at 150 schools showed overwhelming...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 4:08 AM
The Chicago Teachers Union is preparing on Tuesday for a "strike authorization vote" planned for Wednesday.
CTU President Karen Lewis and other union leaders visited schools across the city to distribute ballots and voting materials.
| Jun 6, 2012
| 10:22 AM
More than 25,000 Chicago teachers union members are eligible to vote Wednesday on whether to authorize a strike.
While union members vote today Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard was on the Southeast Side, telling parents the vote is...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 10:05 PM
With money tight,Chicago Public Schools'summer Safe Haven program will be scaled back and serve fewer students.
Last year, the district used $975,000 in federal stimulus funds for Safe Haven, which encompassed 100 churches working with 5,000 students...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Chicago Public Schools is seeking to close two under-performing elementary schools and begin to phase out two struggling high schools next school year, part of a large-scale re-structuring of CPS under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s leadership team.
| Jul 4, 2012
| 10:03 PM
For a second time in two weeks, the summertime heat has led to the cancellation of Chicago Public School summer classes, officials said.
CPS chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard has ordered summer school classes cancelled at 18 schools that do not...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 8:09 PM
About 250 people streamed into Soldier Field Saturday for a public education expo that featured dozens of booths representing the steady growth of charter schools in Chicago.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard used the event to emphasize that...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 1:03 PM
In the year leading up to the overhaul of Chicago Public Schools leadership, the school district was beset by troubling instances of fraud and employee misconduct, including $1.13 million in improper benefits paid to retired teachers, systemic abuse of...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 10:58 AM
Chicago schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard announced today the district's back-to-school efforts, which will involve other city agencies, social media and old-fashioned door-to-door campaigning.
District officials are calling the effort a grassroots...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 8:35 AM
Charter school advocates are asking Chicago Public Schools to give more money to charter schools in the upcoming school year.
With the district cutting per-pupil allocation by 4 percent last year and deciding to keep it flat this coming year, charter...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 10:00 PM
5 - 6 a.m. The Morning Show with Orion and Max
6 - 9 a.m. Mr. Fix-It with Lou Manfredini
7:10a: Tired of chopping up those onions in tiny pieces by hand? Or hauling out the blender just to make one smoothie? Tomorrow morning Lou's going to tell you...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 1:55 PM
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