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Chicago Tribune
Emanuel, Rauner spar in latest front in war over school fundingby both Democrats and Republicans as racist. In another twist, it has put the u
Chicago Tribune / Posted 23 hours ago
by both Democrats and Republicans as racist. In another twist, it has put the union-averse governor on the same page as the Chicago Teachers Union, which has long accused Emanuel of using TIFs as a slush fund to the detriment of the city's school... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Calling all pencils and notebooks: New exchange turns surplus, castoffs into student suppliesincorporated and in March received a 501(c)(3) designation as a nonprofit. Les
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
incorporated and in March received a 501(c)(3) designation as a nonprofit. Less than two months ago, they talked to the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation, which arranged for them to get a $25,000 grant and for them to use the Chicago Teachers... Read more
7d
Reuters
Chicago teachers union eyes future security with charter mergerschools and voucher programs. Unions fear Trump and DeVos will slash funding f
Reuters / Posted 7 days ago
schools and voucher programs. Unions fear Trump and DeVos will slash funding for traditional public schools, and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) wants charter members to boost their ranks in order to help them fight back. A more unified... Read more
8d
Crain's Chicago Business
How Rauner’s late-inning schools gambit opens the ultimate can of wormsCPS in the middle of his Statehouse wars. One of the events that motivated him
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 8 days ago
CPS in the middle of his Statehouse wars. One of the events that motivated him to run for higher office was the successful Chicago Teachers Union strike, which angered him to no end. And he's clearly looking for leverage in the wake of the budget... Read more
8d
WGN TV Chicago
CPS hopes for balanced budget as school year set to beginthem. He wouldn't tell us why other than his focus was on the state passing a
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 8 days ago
them. He wouldn't tell us why other than his focus was on the state passing a school funding bill. In a statement the Chicago Teachers Union criticized CPS and the mayor for not using other revenue sources. They said, "will the money they're... Read more
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8d
Crain's Chicago Business
Chicago Public Schools drops bombshell: Needs $269M from cityto creating jobs here. Emanuel is scheduled to deliver his budget this fall, l
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 8 days ago
to creating jobs here. Emanuel is scheduled to deliver his budget this fall, likely in mid-October. 3 P.M. UPDATE: The Chicago Teachers Union is out with a statement, and who says these folks don't have a sense of humor. Under the headline,... Read more
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8d
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Public Schools budget will plan on more than $200 million in city helpthat, when the city has its own shortfall to deal with?" Brookins asked. Emanu
Chicago Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
that, when the city has its own shortfall to deal with?" Brookins asked. Emanuel has faced considerable pressure from the Chicago Teachers Union and some community groups to come up with additional local funding for the financially ailing school... Read more
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8d
Chicago Tribune
Emanuel says latest CPS test scores show improvementnot just for us, but for all the districts throughout the state of Illinois tha
Chicago Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
not just for us, but for all the districts throughout the state of Illinois that will benefit from this reform." The Chicago Teachers Union credited the improved test scores to "tremendous work by our students, their parents and our... Read more
9d
Crain's Chicago Business
Emanuel touts 'record high' CPS test scoresCPS Chief Education Officer Janice Jackson. But not everyone is quite as lauda
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 9 days ago
CPS Chief Education Officer Janice Jackson. But not everyone is quite as laudatory. For instance, in a statement, the Chicago Teachers Union did not dispute that gains have been made, but argued they are in two limited academic areas—reading... Read more
14d
Crain's Chicago Business
Rauner drafts an unlikely ally to take on a common enemydefinitely applies to one of the odder political couplings I've seen in a while
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 14 days ago
definitely applies to one of the odder political couplings I've seen in a while: the story of how Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Chicago Teachers Union happened to end up in the sack together, with the libertarian Illinois Policy Institute providing mood... Read more
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17d
Athens Banner-Herald
Chicago teachers, district reach tentative deal; no strikemajor strike since 2012 for Chicago Public Schools just hours before union memb
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 17 days ago
major strike since 2012 for Chicago Public Schools just hours before union members were set to hit the picket lines. Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said at a news conference just before midnight Tuesday that after more than a... Read more
19d
Chicago Tribune
If education is a priority for Chicago, prove itpredicament. Education is a major priority for the state and the city, and I ca
Chicago Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
predicament. Education is a major priority for the state and the city, and I cannot foresee any help from the existing Chicago Teachers Union to solve the city and state financial problems. Rather than fight the union for the years to come and... Read more
19d
Chicago Tribune
CPS buys short-term relief with bonds that will carry costs for decadesto pay $99 million in "net salary and benefit increases" compared to its recent
Chicago Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
to pay $99 million in "net salary and benefit increases" compared to its recently completed budget year. Members of the Chicago Teachers Union are set to receive a 2 percent across-the-board pay bump as part of their latest contract. Another $45... Read more
22d
Chicago Tribune
State paying 6-figure pension to ex-teachers union lobbyista position with the union. The Illinois Federation of Teachers is a statewide o
Chicago Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
a position with the union. The Illinois Federation of Teachers is a statewide organization whose membership includes the Chicago Teachers Union. The chance to rejoin the state workers' fund years later had such lucrative long-term potential that... Read more
23d
Chicago Tribune
Cullerton won't send Rauner school funding bill until Mondayabout another $250 million CPS receives in the form of a special block grant.
Chicago Tribune / Posted 23 days ago
about another $250 million CPS receives in the form of a special block grant. Rauner, a longtime vocal opponent of the Chicago Teachers Union, has vowed to use his amendatory veto powers to strip out those earmarks and redistribute the money to... Read more
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30d
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Public Schools principals to see a slight rise in per-pupil spendingwould gain millions in school aid by removing what the governor calls a "bailou
Chicago Tribune / Posted 30 days ago
would gain millions in school aid by removing what the governor calls a "bailout" for the Chicago teacher pension system. Chicago Teachers Union officials and allied politicians planned to fan out across the city Thursday to voice their opposition... Read more
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