Chicago Mayor Lightfoot ousted; Vallas, Johnson in runoffMarch 1, 2023 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson will meet in a runoff to be the next mayor of Chicago after voters denied incumbent Lori Lightfoot a second term, issuing a rebuke to a leader who made history as head of the nation’s third-largest city.
Judge OKs $9.25M settlement between Chicago schools, unionSeptember 7, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has approved a $9.25 million settlement by the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union in two long-running lawsuits stemming from the layoffs of hundreds of Black educators at underperforming schools, officials said Wednesday.
Chicago teachers accept COVID deal, keeping kids in schoolJanuary 13, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Students in the nation's third-largest school district returned to classrooms Wednesday after Chicago Public Schools canceled five days of classes amid a standoff with the teachers' union over COVID-19 safety protocols.
Union, parents mull if Chicago teacher standoff was worth itJanuary 12, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago schools will expand COVID-19 testing and have standards to switch schools to remote learning under a hard-fought tentative deal approved by teachers' union leaders.
Chicago fight with teachers union stretches into 2nd weekJanuary 10, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago school leaders canceled class a fourth day in the nation’s third-largest district as negotiations with the teachers’ union over remote learning and other COVID-19 safety protocols failed to produce an agreement over the weekend.
Chicago mayor, teachers still at odds over COVID protocolsJanuary 8, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Negotiations resumed Saturday to resolve a standoff between Chicago school officials and the city's teachers union over COVID-19 precautions that canceled three days of classes, but the public war-of-words between union leaders and Chicago's mayor showed little sign of easing.
Chicago mayor: Hopeful for deal in COVID teachers disputeJanuary 8, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor again blamed the city's powerful teachers union for a third day of canceled classes in the nation's third-largest school district Friday, but said she hopes to have a deal soon as negotiations over remote learning and other COVID-19 safety measures continue.
Chicago nixes school for 3rd day as virus, union debate rageJanuary 7, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Leaders of the nation’s third-largest school district canceled classes for a third consecutive day as heated negotiations continued with the Chicago Teachers Union over remote learning and other COVID-19 safety measures.
No deal, no school: Chicago cancels classes for a 2nd dayJanuary 6, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago school leaders canceled classes for a second straight day after failing to reach an agreement Wednesday with the teachers union over remote learning and other COVID-19 safety protocols in the nation's third-largest school district.
COVID-19 disruptions loom over start of Chicago schoolsJanuary 3, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Public school students in Chicago returned to classes Monday after winter break, but the latest COVID-19 surge has escalated a fight between the district and teachers union over safety protocols that could disrupt classes in the nation's third-largest district later this week.
Chicago Public Schools, union settle 2 suits over layoffsDecember 15, 2021 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union have reached a $9.25 million settlement in two long-running federal lawsuits stemming from the layoffs of hundreds of Black educators at underperforming schools.
Mayor: Chicago’s new schools chief leads San Antonio schoolsSeptember 15, 2021 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot named San Antonio schools Superintendent Pedro Martinez Wednesday as the new CEO of the nation's third-largest school district.
Martinez previously worked for Chicago Public Schools and replaces interim schools CEO Jose Torres, who had been leading the roughly 350,000-student district after CEO Janice Jackson announced plans to step down in May.
Chicago union says city school’s COVID tracker inaccurateSeptember 9, 2021 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union raised questions Thursday about safety and transparency in the nation's third-largest school district, saying an online database tracking COVID-19 cases is inaccurate.
Chicago union cites ‘impasse’ over schools reopeningAugust 18, 2021 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union and the city's school district are at "an impasse” in talks over COVID-19 safety protocols ahead of school starting at the end of the month, the union's leader said Wednesday.
Teachers union: Tentative deal to end charter schools strikeDecember 9, 2018 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's first teachers' strike against a charter school operator will end after their union and management struck a tentative deal Sunday that includes protections for students and immigrant families living in the country illegally...