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.


A wide swath of advocacy organizations, nonprofits, and teacher-training groups this morning sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan this morning demanding "deliberate and swift administrative action" to update the federal rules that govern teacher-preparation program accountability.


A new report gives a comprehensive look at states' changing teacher-quality policies.


A bastion of labor-management peace—the Canadian province of Ontario—is suddenly rife with discord over teacher salary increases.


Michigan has used its teacher preparation accountability system to bar new enrollments at two teachers' colleges.


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