Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:07am
The Chicago Teachers Union blasted proposed guidelines for closing schools that now include shuttering buildings in poor condition, accusing Chicago Public Schools of looking for loopholes in its commitment not to close schools for five years.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 11/04/2012 - 6:16pm
Starting Tuesday, the Medford School District and the classified employees represented by the Oregon School Employees Association will enter mediation with a neutral third party in the hopes of resolving stalemated contract negotiations.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 8:49pm
Chicago Teachers Union members voted overwhelmingly this week to approve a three-year contract, with the option of a fourth year, that was hammered out amid a historic seven-day CTU strike. Now comes the challenge of paying for the deal, which has so far largely played out as a battle between the union and district on school closings.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 09/23/2012 - 6:21pm
As Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanual pushes ahead on his promise to reform the city’s underperforming classrooms, he faces several daunting tasks: slashing an estimated $1 billion budget deficit, confronting a woefully underfunded employee pension system and finding money for the pay raises that settled the first teacher walkout in a generation. He hasn’t ruled out school closings and tax increases, both of which would be hugely unpopular.