Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, who was backed by the Chicago Teachers Union and ran a campaign largely focused on education, garnered nearly 34 percent of the vote.
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February 25, 2015
February 24, 2015
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's first term included a teachers' union strike and the closure of nearly 50 schools, but graduation rates rose to record-highs under his watch, ACT scores climbed, and full-day kindergarten was expanded.
February 23, 2015
The district says the court "misinterpreted and misapplied" the law in ruling that the district could not arbitrarily cancel the teachers' union contract.
January 22, 2015
A Pennsylvania judge ruled on Thursday that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission does not have authority to unilaterally change the teachers'union contract and impose new terms.
January 22, 2015
The teachers' union sued the district after it abruptly canceled the collective bargaining agreement last October and mandated that union members pay toward their health care costs.
October 07, 2014
The School Reform Commission cancelled the teachers' union contract on Monday, prompting backlash from some educators and other supporters of the union.
August 15, 2014
Among the cuts: About 7,500 high school students who live within two miles of school will not have district-provided transportation. They will have to find alternative ways to get there.
July 16, 2014
The news comes after a Sunday poll showing Lewis ahead of Emanuel by 9 percentage points in a head-to-head match-up.
May 01, 2014
At a hearing this week, Philadelphia residents and educators pushed back against further budget cuts, asking elected officials to provide needed funding.
January 27, 2014
The potentially precedent-setting trial in Los Angeles features plaintiffs seeking to overturn seniority, tenure, and dismissal procedures.