The parties in a Chicago strike disagree about whether teacher evaluation details can be bargained or not.


Chicago UPDATED The city's 144 "Children First" schools have been the object of much interest over the course of the teachers' strike. The Chicago Board of Education is using some $25 million to keep students occupied—and out of trouble—at these schools, which are being staffed by principals, administrators, and parent and community volunteers. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to give remarks at one of them later today. The Chicago Teachers Union has blasted the program from the start, saying it sounded like a "train wreck" and that the students would be supervised by adults not trained to work ...


Teacher Beat cuts through the white noise to give you the most important updates from Day Two of the Chicago teachers' strike.


UPDATED Chicago teachers put down their placards at 6 pm, signalling the end of day one of the city's first teacher strike in 25 years. The district and the Chicago Teachers Union's negotiating teams met again today, but details of any progress were not forthcoming by late in the evening. UPDATED, 10:44 p.m. According to city and union officials speaking after negotiations ended, two major issues remain sticking points: "recall rights" for teachers displaced from their schools due to school closure or shakeups, and the weight given to student growth in an evaluation system. State law requires this ...


Chicago The first strike in the Windy City in 25 years has begun, pitting Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a battle over wages and the city's policy direction as some 25,000 teachers took to the streets today. Union members began gathering as early as 6:30 this morning at the Chicago Board of Education's headquarters, located downtown in the city's Loop section. By 8:00 a.m., the picketers were in full swing, with union members, all dressed in CTU red, holding signs and chanting. "We need teachers, we need books; we need ...


Chicago teachers will go on strike today.


A pair of researchers dig into the question of how the shape of salary schedules might affect student achievement.


A controversial teacher evaluation bill in California was unexpectedly spiked.


The Chicago Teachers Union inched closer to a strike, filing a required 10-day notice.


Two significant collective bargaining measures could appear on Michigan's ballot come Election Day.


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