Chicago Teachers Union

Thu, 02/09/2012
Chicago elementary schools that underwent various reform efforts since 1997 improved during the first four years of intervention, but still lagged behind the district on state exams, the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research said in a report released Wednesday. The long-awaited report also found that high schools that implemented...
Tue, 01/31/2012
As Chicago Public Schools begins what are certain to be contentious contract talks with the Chicago Teachers Union, Mayor Rahm Emanuel emerged as the star of a new online video promoting charter schools and ripping the union. An exclusive interview with Emanuel highlights the 35-minute video produced by the Michigan-based Education Action Group...
Mon, 10/03/2011
The Chicago Teachers Union’s closed-door “policy briefings” for aldermen Monday were as much about public relations as they were about school policy, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s unofficial City Council floor leader, Ald. Patrick O’Connor (40th Ward) said after attending one of the three sessions. For weeks, the union and Emanuel have been locked in a war...
Tue, 09/13/2011
Teachers and students at more than 280 Chicago Public Schools indicate they need more support to improve their performance, according to the results of a survey conducted by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research. The reports about school performance, to be disclosed on the consortium’s website Tuesday,will likely ...
Fri, 09/02/2011
Just days after ruling out a strike, the Chicago Teachers Union finds itself grappling with dissent and fighting for public support, as district leaders have begun circumventing the union in their push for a longer day this school year. After pressing the union unsuccessfully to agree to a longer day throughout the summer, Chicago Public Schools...
Wed, 08/31/2011
After weeks in which the Chicago Teachers Union seemed to be preparing to strike, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Tuesday told the Chicago News Cooperative the union will work the entire school year without a walkout. Under pressure from Mayor Rahm Emanuel over extending the school day and year, the CTU had seemed ready...
Wed, 08/24/2011
Less than two days after negotiations between the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union stalled, a new offer is on the table presenting the possibility of a teacher raise and a longer school day as early as January. Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard first offered to pay elementary school teachers 2 percent more to work an additional...
Tue, 08/23/2011
Starting next fall, Chicago Public School children will be in school 90 minutes longer each day and two additional weeks each year, district officials announced Tuesday amid a labor stalement with district teachers. On Monday, negotiations stalled between the Chicago Teachers Union and CPS over teachers’ 4 percent contractual raises, which the...
Tue, 04/19/2011
Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel’s pick to guide the Chicago Public Schools is a New York superintendent who raised test scores and the union’s ire in Rochester, closed under-performing schools and opened new ones–and has quite a task ahead if he is to fulfill the education agenda outlined by his new boss. “I’ve decided to have a fresh start and hit the...