Summer break ended for Chicago’s students but the tension between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union continued. Issues like scrapped teacher raises and the length of the school day contributed to the acrimony.
About 300,000 Chicago kids head back to school today.Some are heading into completely new school buildings or programs.In just 10 months, a shiny metal-and-glass, super-modern school has emerged from vacant industrial land on the Southwest Side. It’s an UNO charter school, where Juan Rangel is
AUDIE CORNISH, host: The new school year starts this week in Chicago. And in a couple of schools, the day will be 90 minutes longer than last year. The new mayor, Rahm Emanuel, and his team of school leaders complain that Chicago's public schools have among the shortest school days in the country.
Hundreds of thousands of Chicago Public Schools students are getting ready for the new school year. For parents, teachers and school administrators, it’s a time to grapple with what it will take to help kids succeed.WBEZ wants you to be a part of the discussion.
How do you say the word “boast” in Arabic? Many students at Lindblom Math & Science Academy could tell you. Only a handful of public high schools in Chicago teach Arabic, and Lindblom has the largest program.
The Chicago Teachers Union is rejecting a proposal to immediately lengthen Chicago’s school day.Chicago Public Schools wanted 90 more minutes of class for elementary schools this year, an idea schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard floated on TV this week.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is backing a plan to give teachers a small raise in exchange for extending the school day.Emanuel's schools chief, Jean Claude Brizard, this week said he's willing to give teachers a two percent raise, in exchange for 90 extra minutes in kindergarten through eighth grades.