News Coverage: Chicago Public Schools


June 22, 2012 @ 8:58 AM

Emanuel allies press attack in teachers union battle

Chicago Tribune/

As Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces a deepening standoff with the Chicago Teachers Union this summer, allies and political messengers close to him have once again emerged to take a tactical fight public on his behalf.

June 19, 2012 @ 8:22 AM

Brizard: CPS office will no longer run turnarounds


Over the weekend, CPS chief Jean-Claude Brizard unexpectedly told a group of school community groups that the district’s Office of School Improvement would no longer manage school turnarounds. Instead, CPS plans to get more outside organizations, like AUSL, to do the work of firing existing staff and essentially starting schools over.

June 19, 2012 @ 8:20 AM

Groups voice disappointment at proposed code of conduct


Carrying signs demanding “pre-college, not pre-priso,” and “caps and gowns, not cuffs and bars,” high school students and organizers clad in bright blue and green t-shirts protested revisions to the CPS Student Code of Contact outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office on Monday.  

June 08, 2012 @ 9:22 AM

CTU: Brizard is trying to sabotage strike authorization vote


The Chicago Teachers Union is charging that a blast email from Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard to all teachers on the eve of a strike authorization vote constituted an illegal attempt to sabotage the vote.

June 04, 2012 @ 9:21 AM

Chicago Public Schools reaches deal with Service Employees International

The Chicago Public Schools system reached a contract deal with its second largest union — the Service Employees International, which represents 5,500 custodians, school bus aides, security aides and others.  The proposed three-year contract with the SEIU includes a “reasonable wage increase” and an assurance that no more union jobs would be outsourced, said SEIU Local 73 Vice President Taalib-Din Ziyad.

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