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Chicago teachers approve contract deal that ended strike

Nov. 16, 2019 8:47 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers on Friday approved the contract deal that ended an 11-day strike and includes pay raises, $35 million to enforce limits on class sizes and a pledge to supply each school with a nurse and a social worker. The Chicago Teachers Union’s 25,000 members went on strike Oct....

Chicago teachers to vote on deal that ended 11-day strike

Nov. 14, 2019 12:06 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers are voting on the tentative contract deal that suspended an 11-day strike. More than half of the Chicago Teachers Union’s elected delegates backed the agreement on Oct. 30, suspending the strike and letting classes resume. But the union’s 25,000 members still...

IHSA drops appeal of order allowing CPS runners to compete

Nov. 12, 2019 6:43 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois High School Association has ended its appeal of a Cook County judge's decision to allow Chicago Public Schools athletes to run in the state cross-country meet. The IHSA filed the appeal Nov. 4, but the appellate court decided not to rule immediately, clearing the way...

Chicago schools release proposal to make up strike days

Nov. 5, 2019 2:24 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools officials have proposed how they intend to make up five of 11 school days lost in a teachers strike, including adding days to the end of the school year and shortening breaks. The Chicago Teachers Union ended the strike last week, saying their agreement was contingent...

Strike-ending deal will shape Chicago schools for years

Nov. 1, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers and more than 300,000 students affected by an 11-day strike returned to classrooms Friday amid a tentative agreement that ended the walkout and is expected to shape education in the nation's third-largest city for the next five years. The outcome came at a cost, though....

The Latest: Teachers pleased, relieved strike is over

Oct. 31, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Chicago Public Schools teachers' strike (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Teachers say they're pleased and relieved to be going back to work after their union and the city reached an agreement to settle an 11-day strike. Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday announced a contract...

Chicago teachers strike ends after 11 days without school

Oct. 31, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers and the nation's third-largest school district reached a labor contract deal on Thursday, ending a strike that canceled 11 days of classes for more than 300,000 students. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the district had reached a deal with the Chicago Teachers Union...

Anxious students felt pinch amid Chicago teachers strike

Oct. 31, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Deadlines that affected Chicago students and striking teachers loomed over efforts this week to resolve a walkout that canceled classes for 11 days in the nation's third-largest school district. Parents across the city worried about time away from school slowing their kids' progress. The...

Chicago teachers OK tentative agreement but strike goes on

Oct. 31, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's teachers union voted to approve a tentative contract agreement with city officials Wednesday but refused to end a strike that has canceled two weeks of classes unless the city's mayor adds school days to cover that lost time. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Wednesday night that she would...

The Latest: Chicago mayor: No makeup days in teachers strike

Oct. 30, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Chicago Public Schools teachers' strike (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Chicago's mayor refused to grant striking teachers demands to add school days making up for two weeks of classes canceled by the walkout. The union's elected delegates voted Wednesday night to accept a...