News Coverage: CPS


September 10, 2012 @ 5:00 AM

Chicago Teachers Union strikes for first time in 25 years


Chicago Teachers Union members will go on strike Monday morning after talks failed to yield a new contract, the head of the union announced late Sunday. “In the morning, no CTU member will be inside our schools,” Karen Lewis said at 10 p.m. “Please seek alternative care for your children.”

  • CPS, teachers fail to prevent strike in morning [Chicago Tribune]
  • Union: No Deal To Avoid Strike, Teachers Will Hit Picket Lines [CBS Chicago]

July 16, 2012 @ 9:46 AM

CPS test scores rise, but increase is the lowest in 7 years

Chicago Tribune/

Students at Chicago Public Schools again did better on a state standardized test last year, but the gains were the lowest in seven years. Schools with longer days saw a boost in ISAT results.

  • Record-breaking number of Chicago students meet state standards [WBEZ]

July 12, 2012 @ 9:28 AM

Teachers, activists boo CPS budget

Chicago Tribune/

Chicago Public Schools' proposed budget for the coming school year drew boos and hisses from more than 200 teachers and community activists who packed a public hearing at Malcolm X College's auditorium.

  • In the News: Public gives CPS budget thumbs down [Catalyst]

July 11, 2012 @ 9:22 AM

CPS' bond rating is lowered, raising costs for troubled school district

Chicago Tribune/

Moody's Investors Serviceon Tuesday downgraded Chicago Public Schools' bond rating after the cash-strapped district proposed a budget that would deplete its financial reserves. Moody's lowered its outlook for the district from stable to negative.

June 29, 2012 @ 8:17 AM

Chicago Public Schools losing top executives

Chicago Tribune/

Chicago Public Schools is losing both its top legal officer and its top labor executive to retirement in the midst of tough contract negotiations with its teacher's union. General Counsel Patrick Rocks and Chief Labor Relations Officer Rachel Resnick will both be retiring.

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