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March 12, 2019
Teachers are ‘ready to fight,’ says new Tennessee coalition inspired by strikes in other states
A new coalition seeks grassroot support to gauge whether Tennessee teachers are ready for collective action.
the financial crisis
March 6, 2019
Getting results: School spending is up in four states that saw teacher protests in 2018
In four states where teachers walked out of their classrooms last year, education spending is up, helping to make up for deep cuts in the wake of the Great Recession.
in the weeds
February 15, 2019
What exactly is in Denver’s new teacher pay deal? Here’s the nitty-gritty
The new agreement allows teachers to get raises in several different ways.
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…
Walkout: Day 4
February 11, 2019
Why Chicago’s second charter strike is one to watch
As Denver teachers went out on strike Monday in a pay dispute with their district, charter teachers in Chicago at four schools operated…
By the numbers
February 7, 2019
1,400 central office employees will be deployed to Denver schools in a strike
Here’s a breakdown, by the numbers, of who might be striking, who will be working, how many kids will be affected, and what it will cost.
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.
staying out of it
Updated February 6, 2019
Denver teachers set to strike over pay dispute after Gov. Polis declines to step in
The Denver Classroom Teachers Associated tweeted: "February 11th, We strike for our students."
checks and balances
February 5, 2019
How a once-promising merit pay system led Denver teachers to the brink of a strike
“What we got given is a system of Wall Street-style bonuses that mask the erosion of our salaries,” one teacher said.
January 31, 2019
Denver teachers union rejects latest district offer as a ‘waste of time’
Union lead negotiator: “They didn’t bring a proposal tonight. They brought a small IOU.”
chalkbeat cheat sheet
January 30, 2019
Denver teachers are on the brink of a strike. Here’s how we got here and what could be next.
The strike would be an attempt to pressure the district into giving the union what it wants — a new pay structure and more money for teacher salaries.
right to strike
January 25, 2019
‘This was wrong,’ says Denver schools chief of email threat to immigrant teachers
No employees were put on leave as a result of the email, Superintendent Susana Cordova said.
January 25, 2019
Negotiations poised to resume as Denver teachers plead with district to raise pay
Negotiations could resume as the district and the teachers union await a decision on state intervention in a potential Denver strike.
Updated December 4, 2018
As charter strike enters second day, Chicago agencies offer care for students out of school
As Acero union negotiations drag on, the YMCA and Chicago parks offered care for students displaced by the nation’s first-ever strike by charter school teachers.
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.
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