CTU leaders declared an impasse, saying that the district refuses to bargain on "non-economic" issues while Mayor Emanuel accused the union of trying to "shortchange children" by changing the evaluation process.
June 26, 2015
Urban Prep Academies fired more than a dozen teachers last week, a move activists charge was tied to their union activities.
June 25, 2015
A small-scale study of teachers by an education policy group found that most teachers say the district's professional development is ineffective--a long-standing complaint by teachers.
June 25, 2015
The Chicago Board of Education unanimously — and without any public presentations or discussion — approved borrowing more than $1.1 billion on Wednesday to help the district make it through the summer and open schools on time next fall.
CPS is known for a handful of powerhouse basketball teams. But most high schools, especially those in poor communities, offer few opportunities for teens to get involved in sports. To do so, schools must raise their own money for athletics.
The district has used some private nursing services since the 1990s. A new contract would turn over more such services to a New Jersey-based firm.
The majority of Noble Street's $250,000 Broad Prize for charters will go toward supporting former Noble students who are now in college.
From Saint Paul to Los Angeles, more teachers unions are following the lead of the Chicago Teachers Union, embracing a progressive model that includes building organizing capacity, developing relationships with community groups and other unions and taking broader issues that impact their students’ lives to the bargaining table.