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Chicago teachers rally, march ahead of strike deadline

Oct. 14, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers are calling for district leaders to meet their demands on class sizes just days before a threatened strike that would affect thousands of students in the country's third-largest school district. Members of the unions representing teachers and staff cheered for leaders at a...

Chicago teachers may test unions' 'social justice' strategy

Oct. 13, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A threatened strike by Chicago teachers would test a strategy employed by a growing number of urban teachers unions convinced that transforming contentious contract talks into discussions about class sizes and student services wins public support and can be a difference maker at the...

Board strips Little Rock teachers' union bargaining power

Oct. 10, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday stripped the collective bargaining power of the Little Rock teachers' union, sparking fears of a strike even as the panel backed off a plan that critics said would be a return to a racially divided system 62 years after the integration of...

Croatian teachers go on strike over wages

Oct. 10, 2019 4:55 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Teachers and other employees in Croatia's schools have launched a strike demanding higher wages. Unions say the strike is planned Thursday in all elementary and high schools in Croatia and will continue in certain municipalities in the coming days in a "circular manner." Teachers...

Little Rock mayor proposes schools regain local control

Oct. 7, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock's mayor on Monday proposed returning local control to the city's schools after a state plan to only grant limited authority sparked fears that the district could revert to a racially divided, "separate but equal" system 62 years after the desegregation of Central High...

Chicago teachers to set strike date as contract talks resume

Oct. 2, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teachers strike could be less than a week away if there isn't a last-minute deal between the union and nation's third-largest school district. The Chicago Teachers Union has overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike as contract talks continue over issues including pay and...

The Latest: Education Department responds to ACLU letter

Sep. 27, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

The Latest on a request to the Education Department to revoke a threat to cut grant funding to a Middle East studies program (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The U.S. Education Department says its review of a Middle East studies program is not "anti-Muslim or pro-any other group." A letter sent Friday by the American...

Chicago teachers authorize their leaders to call a strike

Sep. 27, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers have voted to authorize their union leaders to call a strike, setting the stage for a possible work stoppage next month in the nation's third-largest school district, officials announced Thursday. Chicago Teachers Union delegates are set to meet next week to set a deadline...

Chicago teachers vote to authorize union leaders to call a strike as early as next month

Sep. 26, 2019 11:07 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers vote to authorize union leaders to call a strike as early as next month.

Plan for Little Rock schools stokes fears about segregation

Sep. 25, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A plan to only grant Little Rock partial control of its schools is stoking fears that the district may return to a racially segregated "separate but equal" system 62 years after nine black students were escorted into an all-white high school. The state took over Little Rock's...