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October 11, 2016

Chicago District And Teachers Avert Strike With Tentative Contract Deal

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.

October 04, 2016

With Strike Looming, Chicago District Lays Off Workers

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

Chicago Teachers Union Sets Strike Date for Oct. 11

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

Chicago Teachers' Union Members Overwhelming Vote to Authorize Strike

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

Judge Rules Against Detroit Schools in Teacher Sickout Case

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

Proposal to Restructure Clark County, Nev., District Gets First Approval Vote

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

Scores of Louisiana Schools Remain Closed After Severe Flooding

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

Pennsylvania Top Court Says Philadelphia Can't Cancel Teachers' Contract

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

Chicago CEO Says Classroom Cuts May Be Necessary Without Union Concessions

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

Chicago District Plans Nearly 1,000 Layoffs, Including 500 Teachers

The district says it expects the majority of teachers to be rehired for open positions at other schools.

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