Now that oversized classes will cost the city, Chicago Public Schools is also taking a hard look at schools that choose to admit so many students that class sizes swell beyond the city’s limits — a move that cushions those schools’ budgets but also leaves students and teachers in classes of 30 or more.
Michael Bloomberg is running for the Democratic nomination for the presidency. His legacy on education issues could become a problem on the campaign trail.
Even before any formal proposals are on the table, parents and school community members are pushing back.
Here’s what happened to the five big issues that the union said were the biggest sticking points in negotiations.
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On social media, Chicagoans argued for and against makeup days — and suggested days that could be added back to the school year calendar.
Read the whole tentative agreement here.
We're watching negotiations between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union, teacher picket lines at schools, and more as the Chicago teachers strike enters its 10th day. Check back for frequent updates.
The results suggest that the significant gains Chicago students made in previous years were not a fluke — but also that the city has not figured out how to extend them.
Our team will be following the latest developments in negotiations between Chicago Public Schools and the city's teachers union. Check back for frequent updates.