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An illustration with a pointer finger over a list of key issues in the CPS and CTU contract negotiations

Paula Friedrich, Manuel Martinez, Claudia Morell

Starting Offer To Agreement: Where The Teachers Contract Landed On Key Issues

More than 30,000 teachers and support staff walked out on Thursday. WBEZ highlights issues that still divide the two sides.

Updated Nov. 1

The Chicago teachers strike is over after 11 missed school days.

The Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools reached a tentative contract agreement Wednesday night, but union delegates said they’d only return to class if the missed schools days were made up. The strike was finally settled Thursday when the two sides agreed to make up five school days.

Many issues were on the table, but several rose to the top as the most contentious, including class size, staffing increases and teacher prep time.

WBEZ has tracked the demands and offers from both sides since August. See how key issues were resolved — and the bargaining steps in between — below.

And if you want to see more, check out more contract highlights here.


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Sarah Karp covers education for WBEZ. Follow her on Twitter at @WBEZeducation and @sskedreporter. Paula Friedrich is WBEZ’s interactive producer. She’s on Twitter at @pauliebe.

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