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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 […]

09/19/2012

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 […]

09/10/2012

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 […]

09/10/2012

Nearly 900 districts to apply for Race to the Top

(AP) – Nearly 900 school districts across the nation intend to apply for a slice of close to $400 million in grants that the U.S. Department of Education will distribute in support of local initiatives […]

08/31/2012

Wash. district being sued over backpack shooting

(AP) – The family of a young Washington state girl severely injured when a gun in a classmate’s backpack went off filed a $10 million claim against the Bremerton school district Wednesday, saying it failed […]

08/15/2012

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