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May 02, 2016

Teacher Protests Shut Down More Than 90 Schools in Detroit

The protest comes in response to an announcement that the district will run out of money at the end of June and may not be able to pay teachers for work they've already done.

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 11, 2016

Poll: Black, Latino Parents Say Schools Need Higher Expectations, Better Teachers

A Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights poll finds some parents believe public schools are doing a poor job overall addressing those concerns.

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 17, 2016

Philadelphia Is Hiring Teachers, School Nurses, Counselors

Superintendent William Hite has said that he wants to hire a nurse and counselor in every school. That plan depends on state funding.

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 09, 2016

Financially Strapped Detroit Schools Can't Pay Employees After April 8

State lawmakers are considering legislation to rescue the Detroit schools, which is saddled with more than $500 million in debt and dozens of dilapidated school buildings

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.

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