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Karen Lewis not running for mayor
Oct. 13, 2014
Lewis is suffering from an undisclosed “serious illness” and stepped aside from her position as Chicago Teachers Union President last week.
Karen Lewis hands over leadership of Chicago Teachers union
Oct. 9, 2014
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis is suffering from an undisclosed “serious illness” and will step aside as head of the organization, the union’s vice president announced Thursday.
CTU president Karen Lewis hospitalized
Oct. 6, 2014
Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis has been hospitalized after experiencing discomfort over the weekend.
Chicago Teachers Union votes to oppose Common Core
May. 8, 2014
CTU cites concerns over testing, curriculum, and "an overreach of federal power" in opposing new, more rigorous learning standards.
Chicago Teachers Union: New taxes to fix pensions
May. 1, 2014
The Chicago Teachers Union is rolling out a plan they say will help solve the teachers pension crisis.
CPS shifts to more privately-run schools
Jan. 22, 2014
Despite protests and less than a year after closing 50 traditional public schools due to declining enrollment, Chicago’s Board of Education voted to approve seven new charter schools Wednesday.
Lewis: Loyalty to public schools should rival that of Cubs fans
Jun. 19, 2013
Chicago Teachers Union president delivers speech titled “On Baseball and Budgets” at a City Club luncheon, arguing that people need to cheer on the children of Chicago.
CTU vows to make school closings political
Apr. 15, 2013
Union president Karen Lewis says a “voter education campaign” will add 100,000 new voters in Chicago.
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