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2 days ago
‘It’s not just teachers wanting a break’: In battle over contract, conflict arises over prep time
Amid tense contract negotiations between Chicago and the teachers union, issues of working conditions have surfaced alongside pay and benefits.
September 12, 2019
Chicago Public Schools teachers: What are your thoughts on prep time?
Chalkbeat wants to know how much prep time you get, how you spend it, and where it ranks alongside salary and staffing needs among your contract demands.
September 3, 2019
School starts, but hundreds of Chicago classrooms still need teachers
Chicago Public Schools said the number of vacancies was down compared to the previous two years, with some 700 unfilled teaching positions — a 3.3% vacancy rate.
August 29, 2019
Five things to know about Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s teachers contract offer
Here are five things to know about Lightfoot’s offer and the future of the contract talks.
Updated August 26, 2019
Chicago teachers union rejects neutral fact-finder’s report, setting countdown to strike
The action starts a countdown toward a Sept. 26 strike, the earliest possible date teachers could legally walk out.
August 8, 2019
Chicago to spend $820 million on fixing up schools. Is yours on the list?
Chicago plans to spend $820 million next year fixing up 300 of its schools and building more pre-K classrooms.
August 8, 2019
I was the nurse for five Chicago schools last year. The district desperately needs more of us.
As a CPS nurse, I know firsthand that Chicago needs a nurse in every school, every day.
August 5, 2019
Chicago educators — join us for Chalkbeat happy hour
Join Chalkbeat Chicago on Aug. 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for beer, food, and storytelling featuring some of the city’s most literary classroom leaders.
Pressure grows as second union sets strike vote date
As contract negotiations between Chicago’s new mayor and the teachers union continue, we will update this tracker.
July 12, 2019
Union puts forward contract proposal for thousands of new teaching and support staff, at a cost of $880 million
The union is asking the district to hire nearly 5,000 additional teachers.
Setting a deadline
Updated July 12, 2019
With new video and deadline, the Chicago Teachers Union expresses urgency for a deal
The union warned of a strike when school begins this fall if the city does not meet its demands.
July 8, 2019
Overwhelmed by paperwork, sick of clocking out: As contract talks pick up, Chicago teachers underscore need for respect
The gains and losses of the next contract signed between the union and district officials could be the difference between burning out and staying on another year.
negotiating the negotiations
July 1, 2019
On first day without a contract, Chicago Teachers Union turns up volume
Teachers union officials have gotten louder and more aggressive in threatening a strike in the fall unless negotiations move forward.
May 18, 2019
Chicago teachers union leadership retains power, despite vocal challenger
Incumbents will retain control of the Chicago Teachers Union, despite a challenge from a group seeking to redirect attention back to “bread-and-butter issues."
May 7, 2019
Strikes of multiple charter and contract operators end with raises, class size caps
More than 800 students at two Instituto del Progreso Latino schools were expected to return to school Tuesday after striking educators and the…
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