The Detroit schools' lawyers said the protests were really teacher strikes, which are technically illegal under state law, and sought an injunction to immediately halt them.
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August 16, 2016
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission abruptly canceled the teachers' union contract in October 2014, provoking a firestorm over whether the commission had legal authority to do so.
August 10, 2016
Forrest Claypool, the CEO of the Chicago school district, told the Chicago Tribune editorial board that without significant concessions from the teachers' union, the district may be forced to make cuts in the classrooms.
August 05, 2016
The district says it expects the majority of teachers to be rehired for open positions at other schools.
July 29, 2016
Clark County, which has struggled for years to fill teaching slots, reported this month that it has 370 open teaching positions, down from 700 in June.
May 18, 2016
The lawsuits alleged that the school district didn't take seriously the initial complaints of teachers' misbehavior.
May 05, 2016
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 04, 2016
Coordinated teacher sickouts had closed 94 of the district's 97 schools Monday and Tuesday, leaving tens of thousands of students out of class.
May 03, 2016
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.
May 02, 2016
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.