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Last minute push for an elected school board
Nov. 5, 2012
It’s Halloween and kids are trick-or-treating all up and down Bernard Street in Logan Square.But Christina Roque wants a word with their parents.“This is reminding you that there’s a referendum on the ballot on Tuesday when you vote.
Teaching girls to code to close the tech gender gap
Oct. 11, 2012
A charter school on the southwest side is teaching teens how to build their own websites and apps.
Teachers go on strike in Evergreen Park
Oct. 2, 2012
Teachers in the south Chicago suburb of Evergreen Park are on the picket line.The teachers in Evergreen Park District 124 walked off the job after contract talks broke down late Monday.
Lane Tech: The world's biggest high school
Sep. 17, 2012
In 1934 Chicago scored another superlative with the dedication of the largest high school anywhere.
The disconnect between policies and the reality in schools
Sep. 11, 2012
At one South Side elementary school, the discrepency between Chicago's school policies and the reality on the ground is painfully clear.
A foot soldier's view of past teacher strikes
Sep. 10, 2012
WBEZ blogger John Schmidt taught in the Chicago Public Schools for 31 years and walked the picket lines in at least five strikes.
District, union prepare for possible strike
Aug. 20, 2012
The Chicago Teachers Union kicked off what it says will be a week of informational picketing, while Chicago Public Schools began ramping up preparations for a potential teachers strike.
Emanuel: City can't afford teacher raises
Jul. 17, 2012
An arbitrator is calling for a 15 to 20 percent pay hike during the first year of their new contract, due mostly to longer hours from the mayor's push to lengthen the school day.
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