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May 05, 2016

Chicago Teachers' Union Proposes Revenue Fixes, Doesn't Vote on Strike

The Chicago Teachers' Union has proposed what it calls a "recovery package," which it says could raise about $502 million for the financially-beleaguered school district.

May 03, 2016

Will They or Won't They? Chicago Teachers' Union to Vote on Strike

Reports indicate that some Chicago teachers are concerned that a strike before the end of the school year could jeopardize their last paycheck before the summer and their health insurance.

April 20, 2016

Chicago School District Ramps Up Campaign to Push State for More Funding

District leaders argue while 20 percent of the state's students live in Chicago and local residents contribute 20 percent of Illinois' income tax revenue, the city's students are only getting 15 percent of the state's funding for K-12.

April 18, 2016

Strike Drumbeat Builds in Chicago As District Urges More Negotiations

After the Chicago Teachers' Union rejected a fact-finder's recommendations on a new contract, the school district has called for the teachers' union to drop the strike talk and return to the bargaining table.

April 17, 2016

Chicago Teachers' Union Rejects Fact-Finder's Recommendations on Contract

A fact-finder's report recommended that a contract between the Chicago Teachers Union and the school district include terms about salary, pension contributions, and healthcare from a January offer that the union had already rejected.

April 01, 2016

Chicago Teachers' Union Stages One-Day Strike Today

The Chicago Teachers Union is staging a "Day of Action" on Friday to call attention to public school funding, poverty, and other social justice issues.

March 24, 2016

Chicago Teachers Union Approves One-Day Walkout on April 1

The Chicago Teachers Union has called the impending walkout a "day of action" The union called for the labor action after the school district announced three furlough days.

March 10, 2016

Chicago District Sues Ex. Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett for More Than $65M

The Chicago School District says former superintendent Barbara Byrd-Bennett and associates with SUPES Academy and Synesi Associates conspired to defraud the school district and stole money from city's school children.

March 10, 2016

Chicago Principals Told to Cut Spending; Teachers' Union Prepares for 'Day of Action'

The Chicago district has advised principals to keep minimum balances in their school accounts as the cash-strapped district tries to grow its savings, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

March 08, 2016

Six Districts Join NAEP's Trial Urban District Assessment Program

The districts in Clark County, Nev.; Denver, Fort Worth, Texas; Guilford County; N.C.; Milwaukee; and Shelby County, Tenn., will be part of the specially collected NAEP results in select urban districts.

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