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  • Negotiators have ‘framework’ to end Chicago strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — The city’s nearly weeklong teachers strike appeared headed toward a resolution Friday after negotiators emerged from marathon talks to say they had achieved a “framework” that could …


  • More progress reported in Chicago strike talks

    CHICAGO (AP) — More than 350,000 public school students spent a fifth day out of class Friday as bargaining to end the city’s teachers strike dragged on ahead of a …


  • Teachers strike carries risks for young athletes

    CHICAGO (AP) — Deandre Welch understands how a teachers strike might cause him to miss a few high school football practices and even a scheduled game. But the senior wide …


  • Strike talks in Chicago move toward end game

    CHICAGO (AP) — More than 350,000 students remain out of their classrooms as bargaining to end Chicago’s teachers strike dragged into Friday ahead of an afternoon union gathering where a …


  • Talks to end Chicago teachers strike make progress

    CHICAGO (AP) — The city’s public schools will stay closed for at least one more day, but leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union and the school district kept talking Thursday, …


  • Teachers strike carries risks for young athletes

    CHICAGO (AP) — Deandre Welch understands how a teachers strike might cause him to miss a few high school football practices and even a scheduled game. But the senior wide …


  • Chicago schools to be closed at least 1 more day

    CHICAGO (AP) — The city’s public schools will stay closed for at least one more day, but leaders of the teachers union and the school district kept talking Thursday, with …


  • Talks to end Chicago teacher strike make progress

    CHICAGO (AP) — Negotiations between union and school officials in the nation’s third-largest school district resumed Thursday with an air of optimism and signals that a teachers’ strike could end …


  • Teacher evaluations at center of Chicago strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Educators in Los Angeles just signed a new deal with the city’s school district. So, too, did teachers in Boston. Both require performance evaluations based in part …


  • Chicago teachers union president is brash advocate

    CHICAGO (AP) — She’s brash and blunt, the tough-talking union leader who has taken on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a bitter contract dispute regarded as a referendum on the …


  • Chicago teachers’ strike grinds into third day

    CHICAGO (AP) — The public teachers’ strike that has halted classwork and upset family routines across Chicago ground into a third day Wednesday with some movement reported by union and …


  • Parents support Chicago teachers but for how long?

    CHICAGO (AP) — As Chicago teachers walked the picket lines for a second day, they were joined by many of the very people who are most inconvenienced by their strike: …


  • Striking Chicago teachers get support from parents

    CHICAGO (AP) — As Chicago teachers walked the picket lines for a second day, they were joined by many of the very people who are most inconvenienced by their walkout: …


  • Chicago teachers strike rolls into 2nd day

    CHICAGO (AP) — Negotiators were back behind closed doors Tuesday on the second day of Chicago’s teachers strike, but publicly the teachers union and school board couldn’t even agree on …


  • Ex-prof pleads guilty to killing Ala. colleagues

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former biology professor accused of pulling a gun from her purse and opening fire at a faculty meeting pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing three colleagues …


  • Chicago kids, teachers brace for Day 2 of strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rose Davis wasn’t about to let her two young grandchildren walk alone through one of Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods, even though they were going to a school …


  • Chicago teacher strike poses test for unions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The massive teachers’ strike in Chicago offers a high-profile test for the nation’s teachers’ unions, which have seen their political influence threatened as a growing reform movement …


  • Chicago pupils, teachers brace for Day 2 of strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rose Davis wasn’t about to let her two young grandchildren walk alone through one of the city’s most violent neighborhoods, even though they were going to a …


  • Chicago teachers strike will roll into 2nd day

    CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the Chicago School Board president says the teacher strike will enter a second day after negotiators failed to reach an agreement Monday. David Vitale …


  • Chicago teachers strike in bitter contract dispute

    CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time in a quarter century, Chicago teachers walked out of the classroom Monday, taking a bitter contract dispute over evaluations and job security to …


  • Chicago teachers strike for first time in 25 years

    CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time in a quarter-century, thousands of Chicago teachers walked off the job Monday, escalating a bitter contract dispute over evaluations, job security and other …


  • Emanuel vows to end strike, get kids back in class

    CHICAGO (AP) — City officials vowed to keep hundreds of thousands of students safe when striking teachers hit the picket lines Monday and school district and teachers union leaders resumed …


  • Chicago mayor: Teacher strike ‘unnecessary’

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the strike called by the Chicago Teachers Union is “unnecessary” and unfair to the city’s school children. The mayor spoke shortly after …


  • Chicago teachers to strike after talks fail

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union announced Sunday night that it will go on strike Monday morning for the first time in 25 years after contract talks with the …


  • Chicago teachers, school board halt strike talks

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago public school board president says talks with the teachers union have been called off as the clock winds down to avert the city’s first teachers …


  • Parents plan for kids if Chicago teachers strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — With Chicago teachers poised to go on strike for the first time in a quarter century, parents spent Sunday worrying about how much their children’s education might …


  • Talks to avert Chicago teachers’ strike to resume

    CHICAGO (AP) — Negotiators for Chicago’s teachers union and school board plan to resume tense contract talks at 11 a.m. Sunday after reporting some progress on Saturday. The teachers have …


  • Chicago teachers say latest offer disappointing

    CHICAGO (AP) — The vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union said Saturday the city school district’s latest offer in contract negotiations was disappointing and that the wrangling would continue …


  • In Chicago, lifeline schools brace for strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Elfega Cazares isn’t taking sides in the standoff between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools over contract talks. Like many of the immigrant parents in …


  • The market’s tough for would-be teachers

    Carrie Palmateer has attended the Washington Educators Career Fair held in Spokane each spring for the past four years. She still hasn’t landed a teaching job.

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