Karen Lewis

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Students get first-hand math lesson with school closings

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools officials ended months of speculation when they released the list of 54 schools the city plans to close, but the pushback against Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his schools chief is likely just starting to ramp up.


Chicago students return to class as strike ends

CHICAGO (AP) – At the end of a bitter showdown with striking teachers, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Chicago’s longer school day will mean an end to what he described as the “shortchanging” of the city’s […]


Chicago union leader: School resumes Wednesday

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Teachers Union president says the city’s students will be back in class Wednesday after delegates voted overwhelmingly to suspend a seven-day teachers strike. Karen Lewis spoke during a Tuesday evening […]


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 end the walkout in time […]


Chicago schools to be closed at least 1 more day

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Teachers Union said Thursday that the city’s public schools will stay closed for at least one more day, but the union president said she was hopeful that both sides were […]


Talks to end Chicago teacher strike make progress

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Teachers Union president says a deal to end the city’s first teachers’ strike in 25 years is close, but she’s pushed back her timeline a bit. Just hours after predicting […]


Contract issues in the Chicago teachers strike

(AP) — As Chicago teachers walk the picket lines, their union and the city’s school district resumed negotiating Monday over a new contract that includes bigger salaries, more benefits, revised job security measures and revamped […]


Parents, students consider options as teachers strike

  CHICAGO (AP) – Parents and students are figuring out their options on the first day of a Chicago teachers’ strike. The district is keeping some schools open, and they’re serving breakfast and lunch, but […]



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