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.


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