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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.

March 04, 2016

Chicago Teachers' Union Threatens to Walk Off The Job April 1

The district's decision to unilaterally furlough employees for three days "all but assures" that teachers will walk off the job on April 1, the union says.

March 03, 2016

An Elected School Board for Chicago?

A bill that would allow Chicagoans to elect local school board members passed the Illinois House of Representatives on Thursday by a 110-4 vote.

February 29, 2016

Chicago School District to Lay Off 62 Employees, Including 17 Teachers

Chicago Public Schools continues to struggle with financial shortfalls, and has outlined a new round of spending cuts that will include layoffs of a small number of teachers.

February 19, 2016

Illinois Board of Education Investigating Chicago District's Finances

The State Board of Education sent letters to Chicago school district officials this week seeking financial information, including documents pertaining to major contracts, financial projections, and debt schedules.

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.

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