Chicago teachers have voted to authorize a strike if contract negotiations fall through. Unknown at this time if it can be averted.
Chicago Public Schools
A Chicago teacher was charged with unauthorized videotaping child porn. He allegedly installed a camera in a bathroom.
A murderer of a Chicago teenager was convicted and faces up to 45 years. The victim was trying to make life better in his community.
The US Department of Education announced grants to promote student resilience following community trauma for St. Louis, Chicago, and Baltimore City.
Public school teachers in Chicago have been laid off—again. Most will undoubtedly be rehired, if they choose to apply for open positions at other schools.
The budget impasse in Illinois is dire and may result in school closures and failures on the part of school district to pay teachers.
CPS adjusted its graduation rates to account for dropouts who were incorrectly classified as students who transferred to another school.
A hunger strike in Chicago ends on Day 34, but the fight for equity in public education, esp. in large urban districts, continues.
Federal officials heard about the hunger strike at Dyett HS in Chicago, but we wonder, What good will come of it?
We pray for the best as officials in Chicago decide what should next happen to a landmark of Chicago education.