The last-minute deal on a teacher contract in Chicago came minutes before a midnight deadline Monday, narrowly averting what would have been the city's second teachers' strike in four years.
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October 11, 2016
October 04, 2016
The layoffs were based on lower-than-projected student enrollment. The Chicago Teachers' Union says it plans to go on strike on Oct. 11.
September 28, 2016
The Chicago School District faces the possibility that teachers will walk off the job for the second time in four years after the Chicago Teachers' Union said Wednesday it will go on strike on Oct. 11 if it does not reach an agreement with the district.
September 26, 2016
For the second time in less than year, the majority of the members of the Chicago Teachers' Union cast ballots in favor of a strike.
August 19, 2016
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.
August 19, 2016
After a series of public hearings, a plan to reorganize the Clark County, Nev., district, which will give principals more autonomy over how schools are run and cut down on the central office, was approved this week. It still has to be approved by the state board of education.
August 18, 2016
Due to the flooding, roughly 30 parishes in southern Louisiana shut downs schools just as classes for the 2016-17 academic year were beginning.
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.