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February 05, 2016

Chicago Principal and Her School Collect Bottled Water for Flint

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.

February 01, 2016

Chicago Teachers' Union Rejects District Contract Offer

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

Chicago Teachers' Union Mulling 'Serious Offer' on Contract From School District

An agreement would avert a teachers' union strike in Chicago, the nation's third largest school district.

January 25, 2016

Layoffs in Chicago District Amid an Uncertain Future

News of 227 layoffs follows a proposal from Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to take over the financially strapped school system.

January 21, 2016

Illinois Republicans Propose State Takeover of Chicago Public Schools

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and two Republican state legislators want the state to take over the financially troubled Chicago Public Schools.

December 30, 2015

The Year in District and Leadership News

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

Chicago Teachers' Union Votes to Authorize Strike

The last teachers' union strike in 2012 shut down Chicago's schools for seven days.

November 10, 2015

Chicago Teachers Union Says Members Are Willing to Strike

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

Is Another Teachers' Union Strike Brewing in Chicago?

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

Ex-Chicago Schools CEO's Work in Detroit Faces Scrutiny

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.

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