A pair of lawsuits filed Wednesday challenge Chicago Public Schools plan to close 53 elementary schools, claiming the proposals disproportionately affect African American children and could irreparably harm students with special needs.
Members of the Chicago Teachers Union are scheduled to vote on the proposed contract reached after a seven-day strike last month.The strike left more than 350,000 students out of class across Chicago. The teachers walked out Sept.
On September 10, 2012, some 26,000 Chicago Public Schools teachers and staff went on strike. Here are some images of teachers striking at Lloyd Elementary School, Roosevelt High School and Kelvyn Park High School in Chicago.