Lisa Epstein, a principal at Chicago's Richard Henry Lee school, grew up in Flint, Mich., and launched an effort in her school community to collect bottled water for children and families in her hometown.
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February 05, 2016
February 01, 2016
The Chicago Teachers' Union on Monday said the district offered no guaranteed funds to pay for what it was offering the union and that there was lack of trust between union members and the school district.
January 29, 2016
An agreement would avert a teachers' union strike in Chicago, the nation's third largest school district.
January 25, 2016
News of 227 layoffs follows a proposal from Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to take over the financially strapped school system.
January 21, 2016
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and two Republican state legislators want the state to take over the financially troubled Chicago Public Schools.
December 30, 2015
Race, education disparities, school-leader standards, and criminal proceedings (in Atlanta and Chicago) were among the top stories on the District Dossier blog.
December 14, 2015
The last teachers' union strike in 2012 shut down Chicago's schools for seven days.
November 10, 2015
Ninety-seven percent of union members who participated in a "practice" strike vote last week supported a walkout if necessary, the union says.
November 03, 2015
The Chicago Teachers' Union is urging its members to save up to 25 percent of their paychecks in preparation for a possible strike next year.
October 15, 2015
Barbara-Byrd Bennett pleaded guilty to defrauding the Chicago schools. Now, a contract she awarded during her time in the Detroit schools is getting another look.