Thousands of Chicago Teachers Union members and their supporters marched through downtown Chicago on Thursday, protesting $75 million in school cuts planned to take place by the end of June. CTU and Chicago Public Schools officials have a bargaining session Friday to continue working toward a contract agreement.
February 4, 2016
Chicago Public Schools will pay more for new debt, but district leaders say they needed to borrow to “mitigate our cash flow challenges” through the end of the school year. Meanwhile, students who took the controversial PARCC test on paper scored higher than those who took the computer version.
February 2, 2016
Chicago Public Schools intends to cut $75 million from school budgets before the end of June. But district and Chicago Teachers Union officials will continue to negotiate a contract deal.
February 1, 2016
Leaders from the Chicago Teachers Union and Board of Education say they want to return to the bargaining table.
I’m often asked — by friends, television hosts, people I’ve just met — whether Chicago’s public schools have gotten any better after decades of reform. I know they’d like a simple yes or no, but I find neither satisfying. Rather, it’s been more like yes and no, or two steps forward, one step back.
Three students from Lindblom Math and Science Academy share their experiences and thoughts on school funding in the city and state.
The Chicago Teachers Union says it has received a "serious" contract offer from the district. The union's big bargaining team will meet on Monday to vote on the contract, which would still need to go to the House of Delegates and the entire membership for a vote.