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February 13, 2019
With Loop lobby sit-in, striking teachers union beefs up campaign against Chicago charter
Facing a stalemate at the bargaining table with the management of four Chicago International Charter Schools, the Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday staged…
Test of Time
February 12, 2019
Parents at striking schools in Chicago see inconvenience, and hope, as charter walkout drags on
Families supporting striking Chicago charter school teachers have kept their children out of school during the standoff at Chicago International Charter Schools. But finding child care is hard.
Raising their profile
Updated February 7, 2019
With campaigning aldermen in tow, striking Chicago teachers target statewide charter lobbyist
The Chicago Teachers Union stepped up its pressure campaign on administrators of a second striking Chicago charter with plans to picket the downtown offices of a key pro-charter lobbying group on Thursday.
January 4, 2019
Teachers union stands by Preckwinkle mayoral endorsement despite ties to Ald. Burke controversy
This despite allegations that Ald. Ed Burke tried to extort a $10,000 campaign contribution from fast-food executives on her behalf.
December 21, 2018
Here’s what happened in Chicago public education this year
A secret report, a strike, and signs of improvement: Here are the big storylines we covered in 2018.
December 9, 2018
With tentative deal struck in Chicago charter school strike, Acero students set to return to class
More than 7,000 students at 15 Acero schools are expected to be back in class Monday. The work-stoppage canceled classes for four days.
November 26, 2018
Why teachers say Noble CEO’s downfall could bolster unionization efforts
Teachers say Milkie’s misconduct with alumni — and suspicions that leaders delayed responding — bolster arguments that teachers should be more involved in decision-making
November 26, 2018
How Karen Lewis’ own story follows the arc of Chicago’s contentious education history
This fall marks 55 years since a massive student boycott to protest segregation, and six years since a teachers' strike. A new book examines that history.
November 20, 2018
Chicago mayoral hopefuls vow to invest in schools, but skirt enrollment crisis
While the union-backed forum focused on the exodus of black families from Chicago, education found its way into the conversation.
By the numbers
November 5, 2018
Beyond hiring: The struggle to diversify Chicago’s teaching ranks
In Chicago, the ranks of black teachers continue to decline, and the percentage of Latino teachers has only increased slightly.
Keeping students safe
Updated September 2, 2018
Chicago Schools’ background checks send many teachers into limbo just as school sets to open
Chicago Public Schools’ well-intentioned background checks appear to have snagged hundreds of employees — including some for minor offenses or dismissed charges —…
August 17, 2018
Secret CPS report spotlights big vacancies, lopsided options for students
An unreleased report by a school choice group backed by the business community paints in stark detail what many Chicagoans have known…
June 26, 2018
Digging deeper into CPS’ background check policy
In the wake of shocking revelations of widespread sexual abuse of students, Chicago Public Schools is clinging tightly to plans to run new…
Classrooms without teachers
January 9, 2018
In many large school districts, hundreds of teaching positions were unfilled as school year began
In the country’s largest school districts, thousands of students started the school year without a permanent teacher, according to data from public records.
July 7, 2010
Chicago's aggressive new union leader introduces herself
State of the CTU Address-Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis from Kenzo Shibata on Vimeo. If anyone wondered what…
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