The Chicago School District faces the possibility that teachers will walk off the job for the second time in four years after the Chicago Teachers' Union said Wednesday it will go on strike on Oct. 11 if it does not reach an agreement with the district.
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September 28, 2016
September 26, 2016
For the second time in less than year, the majority of the members of the Chicago Teachers' Union cast ballots in favor of a strike.
September 23, 2016
In an address focused on curbing the gun violence that has plagued Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel pledged $36 million in city and philanthropic funds to expand mentoring programs to 7,200 boys and male youths. He also plans to expand a similar program for women and opportunities for unemployed and out-of-school youths.
August 29, 2016
With the Council of the Great City Schools now in its 60th year, urban school leaders say the depth of its staff's expertise, the organization's effectiveness in advocating on their behalf, and the sense of camaraderie they feel being part of the group are unmatched elsewhere.
August 25, 2016
The Chicago school district is relying on property tax hikes and $215 million in pledged financial assistance from the state.
August 10, 2016
Forrest Claypool, the CEO of the Chicago school district, told the Chicago Tribune editorial board that without significant concessions from the teachers' union, the district may be forced to make cuts in the classrooms.
August 05, 2016
The district says it expects the majority of teachers to be rehired for open positions at other schools.
June 15, 2016
The district started voluntary lead testing in April, and, so far, has found elevated lead levels at fixtures, such as sinks and drinking water fountains, at 23 schools.
June 07, 2016
Chicago Public Schools' parents, teachers, principals, and volunteers launched the hashtag #NotAPrison to push back against Gov. Rauner's comments that some of the city's schools were "basically almost crumbling prisons" and not places where young people should be educated.
June 06, 2016
Fifteen superintendents wrote to Gov. Rauner on June 6, accusing him of playing politics with education funding and warning that the majority of school districts will not be able to open in the fall without changes to state funding.