The president of the Chicago Teachers Union continued to criticize Mayor Emanuel's approach to implementing a longer school day at Chicago's public schools.Speaking Thursday on WBEZ's Eight Forty-Eight, Lewis said an advisory committee formed to make recommendations about the specific shape
It's not often the public gets a chance to speak directly with a key city leader, but not so now if you're a student, teacher, parent or citizen interested in public education in Chicago.The head of Ch
Every month WBEZ education reporter Linda Lutton joins Eight Forty-Eight for Cheat Sheet - the quick and dirty guide to Chicago’s Board of Education meetings.Wednesday was the first regular meeting of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's hand-picked Board of Education.
The President of the Chicago Board of Education called teachers "the most important part of our educational system", but insisted that the district can't afford to provide a four percent pay increase to teachers and other school union members during the next school year.The Chicago Teachers Union wa
Chicago’s new Board of Education will convene for the first time Wednesday to address a hot topic: whether the district can afford $100 million in raises scheduled for unionized employees.Less than four years ago, it was Chicago Public Schools that pushed the Chicago Teachers Union for an agreement
A federal appeals court has vacated an earlier opinion that Chicago Public Schools improperly fired nearly 750 tenured teachers last summer.The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals says it will rehear argument in the case.The court ruled in March the fired teachers were entitled to a recall procedure and sh
Every month WBEZ education reporter Linda Lutton joins Eight Forty-Eight for Cheat Sheet - the unofficial, irreverent guide to Chicago’s Board of Education meetings.Parents and teachers sounded off on the district’s newest list of school closings.
Chicago's mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said Friday he'll look into opening more single-sex public high schools in the city once he's in City Hall.There are currently four such campuses in Chicago Public Schools.At a question and answer forum with city high school students, Emanuel said he'll direct Chic