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School Cuts Move Ahead Without New CTU Contract
Feb. 3, 2016
Schools chief Forrest Claypool is taking steps to cut $100 million from schools, and eliminate pension pick-up in the next 30 days. The move comes a day after the union's bargaining team rejected a “serious offer” from the district.
Chicago Teachers Union Unanimously Rejects ‘Serious Offer’from CPS
Feb. 1, 2016
Teachers union president Karen Lewis said the 40-member team went through every single article line by line and unanimously voted down the proposal midday Monday.
Dueling Breakfasts Invoke Opposing Views of King’s Legacy
Jan. 15, 2016
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a breakfast in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but the event was met with protests from black clergy.
Chicago Teachers Take Strike Vote
Dec. 10, 2015
Chicago teachers began voting on whether to authorize a strike. The vote does not mean a strike will happen. The last time teachers went on strike in Chicago was in 2012. It lasted seven days.
Noble maps out charter school expansion
Oct. 19, 2015
Chicago’s largest charter network has plans for a massive expansion in the city, according to a successful federal grant application.
Ex-CPS leader indicted on corruption charges
Oct. 8, 2015
Former Chicago Public Schools CEO, Barbara Byrd-Bennett was indicted on corruption charges following a federal investigation into a $20 million no-bid contract.
Teachers head into school year without a contract
Sep. 8, 2015
For more on what teachers are facing this school year, we turned to Jesse Sharkey, vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union.
Chicago Teachers Union president responds to pension shortfall
Aug. 12, 2015
Karen Lewis says the CPS board has no accountability, but Springfield is also at fault for the district's financial problems.
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