| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:35 PM
And so it begins, with the voice of our mayor — "You want to see America you come to the heartland, and what is the capital of the heartland?" — and images of our city, the first of eight — that's right, eight — episodes of a...
| Mar 3, 2014
Our next mayor?
I'm not as sanguine as Tribune columnist Eric Zorn is about the mayoral candidacy of Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis ("Run, Karen, run!; CTU boss should enter the 2015 race for mayor," Commentary, Feb. 21).
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:01 AM
Many Chicago Public Schools students found themselves Monday in the middle of a tug of war between parents and teachers calling for a boycott of the Illinois Standards Achievement Test and district officials who continue to stress the exam's importance....
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Some Chicago Public Schools parents continued to complain Tuesday about how the district is administering the Illinois Standards Achievement Test, but officials reported no major disruptions at schools as the multi-day exam got underway.
| Feb 21, 2014
This is in response to "Don't slash teachers' pensions" (Perspective, Feb. 13), by J. Peter Dowd, a partner in Dowd, Bloch & Bennett, which represents the Chicago Teachers Union. Dowd conveniently neglected to mention the role played by...
| Feb 22, 2014
This letter is in response to the recent opinion piece "Don't slash teachers' pensions" (Perspective, Feb. 13), by J. Peter Dowd, a partner in Dowd, Bloch & Bennett, which represents the Chicago Teachers Union.
Dowd presented the...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 2:34 PM
The Illinois Federation of Teachers endorsed Republican governor candidate Kirk Dillard on Sunday, giving the state senator from Hinsdale the backing of the state's two major — and politically active — teachers unions.
The move by the IFT,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:20 PM
A day after Chicago Public Schools warned staff against encouraging students to opt out of a state assessment test, teachers at a second school have voted to join a boycott of the Illinois Standards Achievement Test.
The Chicago Teachers Union said...
| Mar 1, 2014
A recent letter to the editor writer (Voice of the People, Feb. 23) opined that even if the Cubs leave Wrigley for the suburbs, their loyal fan base will follow them. He stated that their fans follow the team and are not just fans of the...
| Feb 27, 2014
After months of stalled negotiations over pension reform, Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Teachers Union officials said Wednesday that both sides will meet next month to try once more for a solution to the district's biggest financial problem.
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:15 PM
SPRINGFIELD — More than 1,000 Chicago-based union members flooded the Capitol Wednesday to decry Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s push for legislation to scale back city government worker pensions.
The rally was a symbolic show of force, given that a...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Chicago Public Schools is again changing its school calendar, with classes beginning after Labor Day next school year.
Last year, CPS moved to a single calendar for all schools and classes started Aug. 26. On Wednesday the school board approved a new...