Primary and secondary education

In this Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey and vice-president Stacy Davis Gates share a hug after speaking to the media following a CTU House of Delegates meeting at the Chicago Teachers Union Center in Chicago. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP)
October 31, 2019 - 5:53 pm
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...
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Striking Chicago Teachers Union members and their supporters march west on Roosevelt Road from Clark Street to Halsted Street in Chicago on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. 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 tentative agreement with the district but said they won't end a strike without a commitment to make up classroom time from Mayor Lori Lightfoot. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune via AP)
October 31, 2019 - 4:22 pm
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...
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Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey speaks during a news conference at the union's Near West Side headquarters, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Chicago. The union's governing body has voted to accept a tentative agreement with Chicago Public Schools, but the union will remain on strike until Mayor Lori Lightfoot agrees to make up all 10 school days missed during the walkout. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 31, 2019 - 2:37 am
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...
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Chicago Teachers Union members, from left, Genevieve Roland (cq), a fifth year physics teacher and science department head, and Richie Foreman (cq), a second year counselor, stand on the picket line outside of Roberto Clemente Community Academy in Chicago on the tenth school day of the teachers strike, seen here on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. CPS CTU (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
October 30, 2019 - 11:32 pm
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...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2014, file photo, Odessa High School graduates pose for a group portrait prior to the start of the commencement ceremony in Odessa, Texas. Lower-performing students are doing worse in math and reading, dragging down overall results on the Nation’s Report Card. American fourth graders overall posted a slight decline in8 math and a slight gain in reading, while eighth graders saw results fall in both reading and math. That’s according to results released Wednesday on the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress, a nationwide test. (Edyta Blaszczyk/Odessa American via AP)
October 30, 2019 - 6:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest Nation's Report Card is painting a dismal picture of math and reading achievement among American fourth and eighth graders despite a few bright spots. Students in the nation's capital, which faced multiple scandals in its public school system last year, made significant...
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Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, with Mayor Lori Lightfoot, discusses the state of teacher contract talks at City Hall in Chicago on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (Fran Spielman/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 29, 2019 - 10:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor on Tuesday accused leaders of the city's powerful teachers union of using its "political agenda" to hold up a contract agreement to end a strike that will keep students from classrooms for at least 10 days. Chicago Public Schools canceled classes for Wednesday after...
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October 29, 2019 - 5:47 pm
A coalition of California students and community groups is threatening to sue the University of California system unless it drops the SAT and ACT exams from its admissions requirements, arguing that the tests favor wealthy, white students at the expense of poorer black and Hispanic students...
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In this undated photo provided by Mila Cohen shows Cohen, left, with her daughter Yelena Cohen. Yelena is a Chicago Public School student with cognitive disabilities. Her mother, Mila says she supports teachers' demands for more nurses in schools and salary increases for support staff, including aides for CPS students who have special needs.(Mila Cohen via AP)
October 26, 2019 - 9:21 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A seven-day strike by Chicago teachers has hit students with disabilities and their families hard, but many say they support educators' demands. The Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools remained at odds Saturday over teacher pay, staffing and class sizes. Progress has...
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Thousands of striking Chicago Teachers Union and their supporters march at City Hall before Mayor Lori Lightfoot was scheduled to deliver her first budget address during the monthly Chicago City Council meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Classes at Chicago Public Schools were canceled for the fifth day on Wednesday as the Chicago Teachers Union and the district remained at odds over teacher pay, class sizes and additional staff for schools. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 25, 2019 - 7:17 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the Chicago teachers' strike interruption of fall high school sports (all times local): 6:15 p.m. A Cook County judge has ruled that high school cross-country runners idled by a Chicago teachers' strike won't be able to participate in a state-qualifying meet...
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Thousands of Chicago Teachers Union members and their supporters march through the Loop on day two of a Chicago Public Schools district-wide strike, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 22, 2019 - 11:59 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Demands by striking Chicago teachers for more nurses, librarians and social workers are highlighting concerns that resonate in high-poverty school districts nationwide, where shortages of support staff leave educators feeling stretched. Unions and professional groups for such...
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