Last week, the Chicago Teachers Union decided they were allowed to strike, in an attempt to push Chicago Public Schools administration to negotiate with them over longer school days and pay. Comedian Ed Flynn knows you might not understand how this situation became so heated. And as a self-described "uneducated" individual, he wants to clear up any confusion.
So far, negotiations have focused on issues related to compensation, like wages and benefits. But the union hopes that the strike authorization vote will push CPS to negotiate on other issues related to working conditions, like class size. Under state law, the district gets to decide whether or not such issues are “permissive subjects of bargaining.”
Chicago Public Schools has reached a tentative contract agreement with its second largest union.The school system announced early Monday that it's negotiated a three-year contract with the Service Employees International Union Local 73.
Despite giving prohibited gifts to a Chicago Public Schools official, the district has renewed the contracts of its two largest food vendors.The district announced Monday it is renewing the contracts of Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality and Preferred Meal Systems.Schools spokeswoman Marielle Sainvilus
The massive, 72-year-old school is not only the city's second largest high school building but is Chicago's best large-scale example of Art Moderne architecture. The school is slated to re-open this fall as one of the city's five STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) academies.
Chicago plans to continue its controversial Renaissance 2010 schools strategy, if not in name then in substance. In a “concept paper," Chicago Public Schools revealed plans to open 100 schools in the next five years — 60 of them charter schools.